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Nilgiri Train

  • Introduction
  • Itinerary
  • Significant Bulletin
Nilgiri Mountain Railway was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2005 July almost after 100 years of its initiation by the British in the year 1908. The Nilgiri Toy Train in the 21st Century has been a pride of Indian Tourism promoting the tourism of Ooty & connected railway junctions settled at the foothills of Nilgiri hills. The Nilgiri Train connects Ooty to Mettupalayam covering a distance of 41.8 Kms and 12 Railway Stations.

The major destinations of spectacular natural beauties, British wonders, adventure escapade, & jaunt to the lap of serene nature traverse by Nilgiri Mountain toy train tour are Mettupalayam, Kellar, Coonoor, Wellington, Lovedale, Ootacamund, & Ooty. Embark on world’s most fascinating journey to witness the captivating natural heritage of Incredible India & be a part of world’s most amazing engineering feat.

Schedule Departure :

  • The Nilgiri Mountain Rail departs from Mettupalayam commencing its journey for Ooty dubbed as the Queen of Hill Stations.
  • The journey startsto proceed at a steady pace climbing the Asia ’s steepest track after crossing the Bhavani River.
  • The one of the most amazing fact is it’s the slowest train in India operating at a speed of 10.4 Kms per hour with stress on safety reasons .
  • To ensure esteem safety of the Nilgiri Express Indian Railways trip covering steep hill rise, the railway track is built on rack & pinion system which give the train ride a feeling of a person climbing ladder.
  • The engine of the Nilgiri Train is attached backward to the coaches to push it with force while proceeding towards upward direction.
  • The Train covers 41.8 Kms amidst 208 curves, 16 tunnels, & 250 bridges making it a journey of lifetime.
  • The Nilgiri Toy Train sails unfolding unforgettable moments amidst twists & turns capturing emerald rain forests of Nilgiri Hills, colonial significance, breathing the fresh air, taking photographs of colorful birds, serene wilderness, fading hills, blooming flower valleys, aromatic fern hilly terrains, exploring through rumbling tea estates

Purview of Kangra Valley Itinerary & Escapade

  • Commencement of Journey :- The beginning of journey from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar is about fascinating natural beauties, arts, cultural emergence, historic significance, and unlimited fun trail. The grandeur of nature, with royal past, pampering Indian hospitality will come together embracing every traveler as the Kangra Valley magic will unfolds with the start of Nurpur.

  • Hill Magic Begins :- The nature’s wonders will be breathtaking with hillocks, on both sides adorned with maple forests, as the train crosses through the numerous bridges over streams of azure streams the journey begins with full of adventure amidst natural beauties. At this point the Dhauladhar ranges starts to gain prominence and the real feel of traveling across hill station gives joyous moments.

  • Daulatpur & Kangra Fort Journey :- The Kangra train crossing Nurpur amid Dhauladhar all the way arrives at Daulatpur tunnel and crossing the tunnel the travelers will be surprise to observe the sudden change in the scenic beauty giving a glimpse of ruins from old Kangra Fort.

  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Kangra Valley :- The Kangra Valley railway now touch Dhauladhar ranges upto 13,000 feet from the sea level giving an aesthetic feeling to date nature. The splendiferous Kangra Valley with pea green terrace farming, open countryside, shinning peak, tea gardens of palampur region, & fragrance of pine makes the journey just irresistible.

  • Baijnath & Ahju Station Stopover :- The train than touches Baijnath a religious shrine famous for its ancient Lord Shiva Temple. The distance between Baijnath & Joginder Nagar is the steepest that makes the travel by Kangra Valley move at a slow pace until it reaches the top most point of Ahju Station.

  • Journey Ends at Joginder Nagar: - As the Kangra Valley train slowly arrives at Joginder Nagar the Blue Mountains start fading bringing an end to the joyous train ride.

Significant Bulletin for Kangra Valley Train :

  • Kangra Toy Train Fare for travelers en-route to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot will be charged in Indian Rupee with all applicable tax & commercial tax

  • The fare for first class is charged INR 330, & for second class is charged INR 190 inclusive all taxes

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The departure schedule with appropriate operation dates, months, day of departure, with time is an essential fact that travelers need to know before embarking on Deccan Odyssey train tour. The Journey is conducted by Indian Railways, Government of India, & Maharashtra Tourism Corporation Department.

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