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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Travel Photo of the Day: Nilgiri Toy Train, India

Nilgiri Toy Train, Tamil Nadu, India

One of the legacies of British India, the narrow gauge toy train that chugs the slopes of the Nilgiri mountains from Mettupalayam to Coonoor and Ooty is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and comes under the banner of the ‘Mountain Railways of India’. This Nilgiri Mountain Railway that uses the Abt rack and pinion system to power itself up the steep gradient is a must-experience if you are into heritage train journeys or getaways in the Western Ghats. The other two famous Mountain Railways of India are the Darjeeling-Himalayan railway and the Kalka-Shimla Railway.

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