Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty

Nilgiri Mountain Railway - A Quick Overview


Address: Tamil Nadu, India, Ooty

Ticket Price: 145 INR

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Time Required: 08:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:15 am - 06:30 pm Details

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About Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty

The rail line between Mettupalaiyam to the Nilgiri Hills was completed and opened for traffic in June 1899. The line was extended to Ooty from Coonoor in 1908. The Nilgiri Passenger train covers a distance of approximately 45 kms., travels through around 15 tunnels, and crosses aplenty bridges. It has one of the steepest tracks in Asia with a maximum gradient of 8.33%. The railway is predominantly picturesque because of the surrounding rocky terrain, tea plantations, and forested hills.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway Information

  • Booking needs to be done in advance via the Indian Railways website.
  • The train leaves Mettupalaiyam Station at 7.10 a.m. and arrives at noon at Lovedale Station. The train then leaves Ooty at 3 p.m. and reaches Mettupalaiyam at 6.35 p.m.
  • Train starts at Lovedale Station and Mettupalaiyam Station.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ticket Prices

  • First Class: Approximately Rs. 145
  • Second Class: Approximately Rs. 25

Restaurants Near Nilgiri Mountain Railway

  • Kiosks at the train stations.

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