NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY TOY TRAIN


OOTY-COONOOR TOY TRAIN RIDE BY NILGIRI  MOUNTAIN RAILWAY.

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SCENIC ROUTES EVER EXPERIENCED ON A HILLY TERRAIN.THE TUNNELS AND THE  CRYSTAL CLEAR STREAMS MAKE A VERY PRETTY SIGHT FROM THE TRAIN WINDOW. WE LEFT EARLY FROM OOTY RAILWAY STATION AT AROUND 8 AM  AND BOUGHT A  TICKET FOR RS 18 –  TILL COONOOR RAILWAY STATION. THE TRAIN IS LOVELY WITH CABINS AND WOODEN SEATS.AT COONOOR RAILWAY STATION WE  HIRED A CAB  FOR SIGHTSEEING FOR RS 450  FOR A 4 HR SIGHT SEEING TRIP.THE CAB DRIVER MR ABDUL WAS VERY VERY ENTERPRISING AND THE PERFECT GUIDE. HE TOOK US TO A TEA ESTATE CALLED SINGHARA TEA ESTATE WHICH HE BOASTED BELONGS TO YESTERYEAR ACTRESS MUMTAZ.  HE TOOK US TO A TEA COUNTER WHICH SERVES SAMPLES OF FRESHLY  BREWED TEA AND THEN AFTER TASTING YOU CAN BUY THE BRAND OF YOUR CHOICE.COONOOR IS MUCH MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL AND SCENIC THAN OOTY AS OVER ENTHUSIASTIC TOURISM HAS SPOILT MUCH OF OOTYS NATURAL BEAUTY ESPECIALLY THE LAKES. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKES IN OOTY IS THE PYKARA LAKE HOME TO THE MUCH POPULAR TODA TRIBE.THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF COONOOR IS WORTH A STROLL.THE RAILWAY STATIONS HAVE SOMETHING OF A CANTEEN ——THAT SERVE HOT IDLIS-DOSAS AND VADAS FOR BREAKFAST. DO NOT FORGET TO TRY THEM OUT.

some important info on the toy train route.

ooty-0kms-2203.1m

lovedale-4kms-2133.6m

ketti-8kms-2092.1m

arvankadu-14kms-1872.7m

wellington-17kms-1769.1m

coonoor-18kms-1711.8m

tea estates of coonoor

botanical gardens of coonoor

hill town

toilet at railway station

building during railway ride

lovely view of the valley from the train

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