Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Images of India - 84

A glimpse of sites of India in black and white. Check other posts that will give you more details about this place.

At Tonnur Kere lake near Mysore

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty

When in Ooty, we wanted experience the ride on Nilgiri Mountain Railway. This unique rail line between Mettupalaiyam and Coonoor was planned in 1854, but built and got operated for the first time only in 1899. 

It was operated first by the Madras Railway under an agreement with the Government. After a long period South Indian Railway took over it. This line in 1908 was extended to Ooty from Coonoor.

The train on this track covers a distance of 26 km and in one direction travels through 208 curves, 16 tunnels.

It is one of the 6 Mountain railways of India and operates on single track.

In July 2005, UNESCO declared Nilgiri Mountain Railway as World Heritage Site.