Eucalyptus. At this time, Indian Railways is ready to compete with the railways of developed countries of the world by putting modern and high speed trains on the tracks. Here with express trains, metro and now Vande Bharat trains are proving to be lifeline for the people with high speed, while there is also a train which runs slower than the speed of a bicycle. The train is being run at a speed of less than 10 kilometers per hour. It is run amidst mountains and dense forests in the beautiful plains of Ooty in Tamil Nadu. This train is one of the special choice of tourists.
This train passing through the mountains and dense forests of Ooty in Tamil Nadu is the slowest train in the country. Its name is Mettupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger Train. Its speed is less than 10 kilometers per hour. This is a toy train which gives you a lot of fun in nature. It is being run by steam engine. Walking at a very slow pace, tourists get full opportunity to enjoy nature.
46 kilometer journey in 5 hours
The Mettupalayam Ooty Nilgiris passenger train covers a distance of 46 kms amidst mountains and dense forests providing natural pleasure to the tourists. It takes more than 5 hours in this journey. Its speed is so slow that tourists can get down from the moving train in the forest and get on it again. The train also stops at dozens of places in the journey of 46 kilometers.
The British had built the Nilgiri Mountain Railway
It is said that the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was built by the British. During the British period, the Britishers used to sit in this train and enjoy the beautiful valleys of Ooty and its surroundings. Even today, this train is running giving people a glimpse of the beautiful plains, that too with the steam engine of the same era.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 16, 2023, 05:32 IST