Tea plantatino | Nilgiri Hills | India
FROM: R18,900 pp

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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Trip Highlights

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


Transfers - Ooty - Coimbatore
One way toy train journey - Mettupalayam - Ooty
Entrance fees applicable to excursions
One way overnight train - Chennai - Coimbatore, 1st class air-conditioned sleeper
3 nights standard accommodation
One way economy class flight - Comibatore - Chennai
Chauffeur-driven air conditioned car
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides for included sightseeing
Breakfast daily

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Chennai - Coimbatore

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

Day 2


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

Free day

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 - Chennai

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

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Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Nilgiri Hills - 5 days

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 4
Chennai, Mettupalayam, Ooty
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