Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Ooty

Enjoy the train ride on Nilgiri Hill Railway

Enjoy the train ride on Nilgiri Hill Railway | Photo credit: Mtkopone/Flickr

Nilgiri Mountain Railway Overview

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The Nilgiri Mountain Railway built by the British in 1908 is a World Heritage Site. It’s a 46-kilometre beautiful toy train journey that starts from Mettupalayam and goes through tunnels, curves, bridges and beautiful scenery to reach Ooty in five hours. From 300 feet to 7200 feet, the Ooty toy train is definitely a ride to cherish. Here’s a tip – try to sit on the side that looks out in to the valley for the best views on the way up.

  • Opening Closing Time From Metupalaiyam at 7:10 am, From Ooty at 3 pm

  • Movie Connect

    In the movie Dil Se, Shahrukh Khan danced atop the toy train for the famous Chaiyya Chaiyya song.
  • Entrance Fee Rs. 24 for second class and Rs. 142 for first class, one way

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