Riding the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, also known as the Toy Train in Ooty, is one of the quintessential things to do in Ooty. The railways' global popularity led to it being granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. Taking a Toy Train Trip when you stay at any of the Club Mahindra resorts in Ooty is the perfect way to spend the day.

For close to 120 years, the Toy Train Trip has continued to charm visitors and earned a place in poetry, literature, and cinema. Covering a distance of 46 Kms in 5 hours at a leisurely pace, taking a Toy Train Trip isn’t about the destination, it’s more about the journey. And what a journey it is! Winding its way through dense Shola forests, over quaint bridges and dark tunnels, a Toy Train Trip brings to memory all the best parts of our childhood fantasies. The rhythmic chugging of the train is punctuated by calls of the birds from the treetops making for a splendid background score, to accompany the majestic views of rolling hills, sweeping valleys and misty mountain tops.

Starting at Mettupalayam, the first few Kms are relatively flat and plain, until the engine drives the coaches up steep inclines and around sharp bends to reach an altitude of 4,363 feet. The fact that it is also the steepest railway in Asia, makes the Toy Train Trip as thrilling as it is nostalgic and fun.  Covering Mettupalayam, Kellar, Coonoor, Wellington, Lovedale and Ooty on its way, the Toy Train Trip is the best way to see the Nilgiri mountains in all their glory!

With Club Mahindra, you can witness many such magnificent experiences across 100+ resorts in India and abroad! To know more about the Toy Train Trip experience when you stay at a Club Mahindra resort in Ooty, read the Club Mahindra member reviews.

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