The Nilgiri mountain toy train is one of the most amazing Nilgiri experience one can have, amidst the lush-green mountains the toy train is spread on a 46-km stretch. Built-in 1908 by the British the train lets you enjoy the most amazing and mesmerizing views from the ride.
Your trip to Nilgiris won’t be complete, without trying delectable Coorgi cuisine. This is one of the most important Nilgiri experiences one can have, and going back without tasting their food, will surely be a regret. Their dishes like Nooputtu string hoppers, otti baked pieces of rice flour, pulao mixed veg or non-veg rice and kadumbuttu are a must try.
In Coonoor and Ooty you will see plantations of various spices, such as cloves, nutmeg, pomelo and vanilla essence, which is found to be most expensive in the world and are rare to find in India. One can book an expert, who can guide and take you for a walk into the woods, and make you acquainted with all the spices.
Staying right in the jungle is one of the best Nilgiri experiences one can have. There are numerous resorts in Coonoor and in Kurumba valley, which is the natural biosphere reserve, and animals are living in their natural habitat and one can stay amidst the reserve.
There is a Chocolate museum in Ooty, where they prepare chocolate and show the process it takes to make your yummy chocolate bars. Therefore nothing better than shopping your favorite flavors, nutty and dark chocolates from here.