If you’re planning a holiday in Kandy, make sure that you include a train ride from Kandy to Ella (or vice versa) in your itinerary. It’s one of the must-do things in Kandy for a memorable experience.
How to Get Tickets
It’s possible to buy tickets for this journey directly from Kandy station. You can even pre-book tickets from your hotel or even visit the station a day before to purchase tickets if you’re staying in Kandy – possibly at Hotel Topaz or any other property that you feel would suit your holiday requirement and consider to be the best hotel in Kandy.
What to Do During the Train Ride
Once the train starts slowly inching towards its destination, you can take a look around the carriages by taking a walk around. You can buy refreshments from a food stand or even a local vendor who walks from one carriage to the other.
The train will pass by mountains draped in lush tea plantations – this scenery will alternate with that of enchanting woodlands. Your eyes will be treated to mesmerising views of nature throughout the journey.
When Going Through Tunnels…
The train will also be passing through a number of tunnels – and sometimes kids (and adults join in too) scream for fun until the train comes out of the tunnel – feel free to join in!