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Nilgiri Hills

5 days  |  Chennai to Ooty  |  from USD $1,399

The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, often called The Queen of Hills, are a range of mountains and a district in the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. See the famous hill station of Ooty, reached by the Nilgiri Blue Mountain Railway.

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Day 1

Chennai - Coimbatore. Today we take an overnight train from Chennai to Coimbatore on a 1st Class Air Conditioned sleeper.
Overnight: Sleeper train

Day 2
Mettupalayam

Coimbatore - Mettupalayam. We arrive into Coimbatore this morning and drive to Mettupalayam where we check into our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explre the local area or to relax. .
Overnight: Mettupalayam  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Mettupalayam - Ooty. Early morning transfer to Mettupalayam railway station for the Nilgiri Blue Mountains railway toy train to Ooty. At a maximum speed of 33km/hour, this ‘toy train’ treks across plains, plantation and forest clad hills. The 16 tunnels and tall girder bridges on the way, along with the breathtaking view, make this toy train journey to Ooty, something not to be missed! Beginning at Mettupalayam, you cover 46kms in 4 hours, enjoying the view along the way. The train is unusual in the fact that the engine pushes its carriages rather than pulls them along.
Overnight: Ooty  |  Breakfast

Day 4

There is no sightseeing included at Ooty but the vehicle will remain at your disposal for sightseeing the nearby places.
Overnight: Ooty  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Ooty - Coimbatore - Chennai. Drive to Coimbatore for your flight to Chennai. Upon arrival in Chennai, transfer to the international airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Trip Highlights

Mettupalayam - Nilgiri Blue Mountain Railway toy train
Ooty - popular hill station

Included

One way overnight train - Chennai - Coimbatore, 1st class air-conditioned sleeper
Transfers - Ooty - Coimbatore
3 nights standard accommodation including 4 breakfasts
Entrance fees applicable to excursions
One way toy train journey - Mettupalayam - Ooty
One way economy class flight - Comibatore - Chennai
Chauffeur-driven air conditioned car
Services of an English speaking local guide during scheduled sightseeing

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Nilgiri Hills - 5 days
USD $1399
USD $439

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel i.e. during India’s peak travel season of 21 Dec - 10 Jan, additional supplements will apply. Equally, if you with to travel to India during the summer, rates will be cheaper than those quoted. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Tour Details
Starts
Chennai
Ends
Ooty
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 4
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