A top contender for one of the best things to do in Ooty would be the toy train on the Niligiri Mountain Railway. This has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and the ride on this train is an unforgettable experience for many people. The journey is 46 km long and along the way, you will encounter dark, intriguing tunnels, lush valleys, sharp turns and beautiful bridges. Snap away to your heart’s content but don’t save everything for Instagram. Put away the phone or camera and savour the glorious beauty of nature on its own too. The ride to Ooty from Mettupalayam on the toy train is memorable and exciting and something you need to see for yourself.