The Nilgiri Mountain Railway or fondly known as the Ooty Toy Train is something that both kids and adults enjoy alike. Plying since the time of the British, the railway network takes visitors through scenic valleys and landscapes that keeps them in awe all through their journey. This place further shot to fame after Chayya Chayya song was shot in this route and became popular to people from different parts of the country. More than being a mode of transport from Mettupalayam - the foothills of Ooty, it is seen as a heritage ride that takes you closer to the Western Ghats and every beautiful thing it has to offer. For all you tourists out there, taking the train is one of the best things to do in Tamil Nadu.
Families with kids, groups of friends and honeymoon couples
Approximately Rs. 15 for a general ticket, Rs. 30 for second class tickets and Rs. 210 for a first class ticket
Why you should do it
To look at the magnificence of the mountains from very close and catch a glimpse of the flora and fauna of the Western Ghats and just soak in the feel of a century old railway network
Train tickets should be booked well in advance and can be done on the Indian railways ticketing website. Also, the trains tend to stop midway in their journey due to technical glitches. However, they are repaired in short whiles and the services are resumed soon. This is just to anticipate such an incident and in no way disrupts your vacation.