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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Address: Ooty, India
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+91 44 2836 3726

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A railway route recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site. A must see. Generally people take a ride from ooty to Conoor or otherwise. 130 seats to offer per ride in second class... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A railway route recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site. A must see. Generally people take a ride from ooty to Conoor or otherwise. 130 seats to offer per ride in second class compartment on a first come first serve basis. First class compartments are pre booked online. Nice picturesque valley to view.

Thank shashi2210
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first ever train experience and trust me I had fun with my frenz, good sceneries to watch while travelling in the train and awesome ride.

Thank Nazreen T
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful and memorable journey for all of us as we have never been in this train . Full of mountain terrains and beautiful forest path ways and it's a thrilling trip .

Thank vmdakshinamoorthy
Bengaluru, India
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would first want to explain how the ticketing system works and then comment on the ride. From Ooty (station name Udhagamandalam), there are currently 4 trains to Conoor starting at 9:15, 12:15, 2:00 and 4:00 PM (please check website for exact times). The counters for a particular departure open at a specific time. For example, they will start selling... More 

4 Thank Subhrajit B
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too much wait period before the train arrives once it does not u manage get a seat the train goes slow and stops in the middle for 15 minutes so you frustrated with kids, waste!!!

Thank chitra l
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Should be on anyone's to do list during a visit to Ooty. Tickets during peak season (read summer vacations in India) are difficult, advance booking can be done via internet, even otherwise, taking the trouble to stand in queue early morning is worth it. Plan to take the train from Ooty to coonoor, visit coonoor and return via a taxi... More 

1 Thank Tudee
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice experience but plan in advance. Wish tickets could be booked online in 'New Digital India'. Can get tickets at the window only 30 Minutes to 1 hour before journey. Packed second class so prefer going first class if possible. Although the boarding was very organized even for unreserved coaches. Very well maintained stations. Kids will enjoy the experience

Thank dipenkanabar
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to tour up into the mountains in this wonderful old train. Excellent views, not the most comfortable seats.

Thank Alistair S
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do if you love beautiful scenery. The train takes an hour to reach Connor from Ooty. For tickets you have to pre book specially the first class. For the second class you can catch hold of some travel agents/desk at the hotel and they have contacts to get you tickets. The queue is well managed by... More 

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The train while moving in the hilly areas gives a good view of the niligiri mountains.. it leaves ooty early morning at 9.15 and reaches coonoor at 10.15.. stops at 4 stations in between.. enjoy the mountain ranges😊

Thank drshanni

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