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Nilgiri Mountain Railway – A UNESCO World Heritage

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – A UNESCO World Heritage

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was declared UNESCO’s world heritage site in 2005. British built it in 1908 and train runs on 1,000 mm track known as meter gauge and also known as a toy train. Nilgiri mountain railway runs from Metupalaiyam to Ooty (Udagamandalam) via Coonoor in the Nilgiri Hills. The track is 46 kilometers long and passes through 16 tunnels and over 250 small and big bridges. There are 108 curves in this journey. The train starts from Metupalaiyam…

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Ooty and Coonoor – A Weekend Trip in Monsoon

Ooty and Coonoor – A Weekend Trip in Monsoon

Ooty and Coonoor are far from North of India and there is no direct flight. The nearest airport of Coimbatore is approx 100 Km. Though I had traveled to Tirupur many times via Coimbatore for official work but never had time to these two places. Finally, I got an opportunity to visit Tirupur for some personal work and I extended my trip for 4 days to visit Ooty and Coonoor. I traveled around end July, which was middle of monsoon…

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