Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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World heritage site · Tour · Scenic Railroad
A fleet of steam-powered trains attracts thousands of tourists each year at Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a World Heritage Site. Built by the British in 1908, the railway is one of Asia's steepest rail systems, running amidst a lush tropical forest and exquisite plant life. Take a ride on an authentic locomotive that relies on steam to haul its cargo and passengers. The site is not recommended for people with a fear of heights. Put Nilgiri Mountain Railway and other Ooty (Udhagamandalam) attractions into our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This train journey is highly recommended and preferably the entire journey from mettupalayam to ooty.The train is world heritage in true sense transporting you to the time of steam engine.The...  more »
  • Its a must for families having kids.. we took the return journey and you can have some of the great views while in toy train.  more »

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