Monday, January 07, 2008

Nilgiri Mountain Train Trip - A Joy Ride !

Another weekend passed by me just like that, but it wouldn’t take much time for me to realize the fact that it holds many cherished memories of a wonderful trip with a happy go lucky ‘malu gang’. The Nilgiri Hills are a range of mountains in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu at the junction of Karnataka, holds some of the most beautiful hills stations of south India. And Ooty (Ootacamund) is often referred as the gateway to this beautiful mountain range.
The thing of beauty that attracts most of the tourists, apart form the scenic view, is the Nilgiri Mountain railway, one of the oldest mountain railways in India. In 2005, UNESCO has inscribed it a world heritage site. And needless mentioning this 42 K.Ms stretch that connects Mettupalayam with the hill station of Udagamandalam (Ooty) has so many things for these naked eyes to rejoice.


backpakker said...

its a joy ride for sure ... lovely pics and travelogue ..

Alok said...

@backpakker - thanks for the comment. Indeed it’s a awesome place :)

Jayan said...

Hey wonderful snaps Alok. I lived there for over 10 years. U took me there again.

Swapna said...

Beautiful pics... :)

SloganMurugan said...

lovely! this is my fav train ride :)