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Old 6th January 2011, 09:43   #16
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Waterfalls, tea estates.
Its non stop entertainment for your eyes.



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There was this beautiful waterfall,so close to the track. Engine driver stopped the vehicle for few minutes,for us to have a good view.

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You'll see numerous other water trails, if you visit after a rainy season.

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Old 6th January 2011, 09:54   #17
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After Coonoor, we have a major halt at HillGrove station.
We get around 10 minute for water filling @ the engine.

The monkeys in that area are mentioned in the BBC documentary too, as they very well know the timings and those precious 10 minutes to get maximum food.

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Old 6th January 2011, 15:52   #18
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Everyone in the train have their best ever travel.
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the train reached mettuppalyam by 5:45 PM and passengers going to Chennai and other parts went to the other platform where connecting train arrives.

We had a pick up arranged by the hotel people.

After doing quick round of Ooty next day,we returned to Bangalore.
Used Gudallur route this time,than the masinagudi one.
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the picture of the train on the bridge after the Wellington station - standing under that bridge is where i clicked my first photo using a Miranda Sensomat with a 50mm lens and B&W film. i was in 4th grade and my dad was teaching me photography
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Amazing pics there Mykal, the train travel has made me feel so nostalgic
waiting for more pics
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I'm planning an upward journey and more photos.
Its one of the best thing you can do in south India.


Let me resize the other pics and post few more in coming days.

Thanks a lot for sharing your memories @ ironhawk and kraftwagon.
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Beautiful.

I'm going to Ooty this weekend, and thinking of including this train trip - but is it always on demand and need to book tickets in advance, or can I just walk up to the station and get tickets?
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Suggest you book it in advance. You can book online at the IRCTC site.

It becomes really crowded in weekends and tourist seasons.
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