1. Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train has to cover total distance of 46 km in 5 hours time. This toy train passes through hills, green meadows and wooded slopes. The train stops from time to time at quaint little best toy train hill stations

2. History of Nilgiri Mountain Railway

A mountain railway was supposed to be built from Mettupalayam to the Nilgiri Hills as early as 1854, but it took until 1907 for the full line to be built. The Madras Railway Company was initially charged with running the line.  

3. Nilgiri Mountain Railway Feature

Increasing from 1,069 feet to 7,228 feet above sea level, it is reportedly the steepest route in Asia. 

4. Nilgiri Mountain Railway Route Features 

The length of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is 46 km (28.5 mi). It passes across hundreds of bridges, roughly 30 of which are significant ones, and numerous tunnels. 

5. Essential Infor Nilgiri Mountain Railway 

The trek starts in Mettupalayam and ends in Ooty (Udagamandalam), via the stunning Nilgiri Hills extension of the Western Ghats.  Coonoor, Kellar, Wellington, Lovedale, 

6. Ticket Price Nilgiri Mountain Railway 

1. From Mettupalayam to Coonoor, first class costs Rs. 1100 for adults and Rs. 650 for children. from Coonoor to Mettupalayam, the same fee applies. 2. From Mettupalayam to Coonoor, second class costs Rs. 800 for adults and Rs. 500 for children. from Coonoor to Mettupalayam, the same fees apply

7. Number of Stations Nilgiri Mountain Railway 

The number of stations at present on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway are 4, namely-- Kallar, Lovingdale, Wellington, and Coonoor.  

8. Best Time to Visit Nilgiri Mountain Railway 

1. September to November - March to May   .The post-monsoon season, which lasts from September to November, is usually considered as the ideal time to travel.   

9. How to Reach Nilgiri Mountain Railway 

Between the Ooty city centre and Udhagamandalam Railway Station—a terminus station located inside the city limits—is a short distance.