Author 'Hiedra98' (Id 190851 ) : A small seller to a halt for the little train, about 140 km, down from Fianarantsoa to 1. 500 m altitude on the central plateau to Manakara at the edge of the Indian ocean. She put her prettiest dress and combed her hair. This train serves 14 villages are inaccessible by road and, to the stops, you can buy tasty snacks, even crayfish. The trip usually lasts 8 to 9 hours but when I took it, left at 9 o'clock in the morning, we arrived at 5 a.m. the next day because it was derailed both times.