They say it’s by train that you can explore the Pearl of the Indian Ocean- Sri Lanka at its best, and they are quite right. Do not miss this amazing opportunity when you travel to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan Railway
In 1864, the British introduced the Railway system to Sri Lanka. Although it was first used to take tea and coffee from the Central Hills to Colombo, later it became one of the main modes of transportation in the country.
The train trip Kandy – Ella
The train trip from Kandy to Ella usually takes you through some lush tea plantations, mountains, and many other natural landscapes, and that’s simply amazing. You can also split this 7-hour trip into two, like from Kandy- Nuwara Eliya and the Nuwara Eliya- Ella.
The Railway system in Sri Lanka is not as inefficient as they say. They have facilitated online and mobile ticket booking options, so that everything follows a smooth flow.
Staying in Nuwara Eliya
If you decide to split the journey into two, and end the first phase at Nuwara Eliya, spend one day here and head to Ella the next day. Popular hotel chains the likes of Heritance Hotels Sri Lanka have their properties in Nuwara Eliya, and sometimes they have the best hotel offers in Sri Lanka. So,don’t miss out on the chances!