Relive the nostalgia of the good old Malgudi Days when you visit any of the Club Mahindra resorts in Ooty by taking a Blue Mountain Toy Train Ride and going sightseeing in Coonoor. This is one of the best things to do in Ooty and no vacation to Ooty is complete without it.

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is a treasured institution and a major part of the fabled charm of the Nilgiris, since 1899. This rail system, the steepest one in Asia, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. Another interesting thing about the Nilgiri Mountain Railways is that its youngest, still in service, locomotive is over 50 years old and the oldest is 80 years old. This makes the Blue Mountain Toy Train Ride a timeless classic experience that is enjoyed by generations.

Nearly a century after it first attracted travellers, the Blue Mountain Toy Train Ride continues to inspire. Weaving through forests while moving through time, it chugs along the valleys and into the little dark winding tunnels. This quaint little train rounds the bends and climbs up the steep gradients passing open glens, trees, and birds. If you’re in luck, your journey through the misty mountains might be blessed with a brief drizzle. Your destination on this journey is the town of Coonoor.

Coonoor stands still in time. Coonoor Sightseeing involves visiting its lush green valleys and velvety tea estates. Must visits include, Dolphin’s Nose and Lamb Rock. Don’t forget to visit the famous Indian Bakery and stock up on baked treats before taking the Blue Mountain Toy Train Ride back to Ooty.

With Club Mahindra, you can witness many such magnificent experiences across 100+ resorts in India and abroad! To know more about the Blue Mountain Toy Train Ride and Coonoor Sightseeing, read the Club Mahindra member reviews.

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