The train trip from Kandy to the hill town of Ella is often described as one of the most beautiful train trips in the world. The seven hour journey weaves its way through the lush tea plantations that Sri Lanka is so famous for, taking in breathtaking views from the hilltops whilst giving a small glimpse of everyday life in this part of the country.
There was also something quite old world and romantic about the journey, arriving at old colonial-era stations and imagining what it was like fifty, and a hundred years ago - how had it changed, if at all?
The train journey was one of the highlights of our trip and something that is a must, even if it means travelling a smaller section of the trip (eg Nuwara Eliya to Ella). If you want more information on the train, booking tickets etc, Seat 61 is extremely helpful and I'd highly recommend giving it a read.
Enjoy the snaps!
Next: the hill town of Ella.
|the beautiful train timetable|
|waiting at Kandy station|
|getting amongst the tea plantations|
|a tea factory|