Monday, June 9, 2008

Nilgiri toy train - Ooty

Nilgiri Toy train

@ wellington station

The world famous Nilgiri Toy Train covers a distance of 46KMs between Ooty and Mettupalayam in 4-5 Hours. Once you are in Ooty, taking a ride of this Nilgiri Toy train is must. There are close to 16 tunnels and bridges on this scenic route. It is the steepest railway track in the whole of Asia. Alternate Biting system (ABT), also called the rack and pinion system, i

s used to overcome this steep ascent. It is similar to the fashion in which we climb a ladder. Here the engine pushes the train from behind during this uphill climb and is present in the front while going down from Ooty to Mettupalayam. Not everybody has time to enjoy this entire ride. Also it is very inconvenient for people coming to Ooty from Bangalore and for people taking their own cars. I would suggest to take the train from Ooty to Coonoor and take the bus back from Coonoor to Ooty. You will have to book the tickets in advance. Tickets can also be purchased from the ticket counter at the platform.

view of the coonoor town at night and if you look more deeply you will find the nilgiri toy train chugging its way


Sagar said...

where can I book tickets for Nilgiri Toy train