Coimbatore to Ooty by train (rtn). The Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

When I was researching the original 2013 route (18 months spent poring over train routes and timetables), I regularly played one song/video. The best train video ever? I challenge you not to tap your feet at least (dancing around the room is perfectly reasonable):

Web resources for this route:

Official Train Operator: (English)

Indian Railways (Wikipedia)

Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Wikipedia)

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Nilgiri Queen Crosses a River
The Nilgiri Queen steam train crossing a Viaduct on its way to Ooty.