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Take a Scenic Train Ride to Ella

Embark on one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys from Kandy to Ella, a ride through breathtaking landscapes and lush green hills.

The train ride from Kandy to Ella is renowned for its stunning scenery and picturesque views, making it one of the most memorable experiences for travelers in Sri Lanka. This journey takes you through tea plantations, dense forests, charming villages, and misty mountains, offering a glimpse into the heart of Sri Lanka’s natural beauty.

Why Take the Train to Ella?

  1. Spectacular Scenery: The route is famous for its panoramic views, including rolling hills, verdant tea plantations, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests. Every turn of the track reveals a new and stunning vista.

  2. Authentic Experience: Traveling by train allows you to experience the local culture and interact with fellow travelers and friendly locals. The train’s open windows and doors offer a unique way to soak in the surroundings.

  3. Nine Arches Bridge: One of the highlights of the journey is the iconic Nine Arches Bridge near Ella, a marvel of colonial-era engineering nestled in a lush valley. The sight of the train curving across this picturesque bridge is a photographer’s dream.

  4. Ella Town: Upon arrival in Ella, you’ll find a quaint town known for its cool climate, vibrant backpacker scene, and outdoor activities. Ella is a perfect base for exploring nearby attractions like Little Adam’s Peak, Ella Rock, and Ravana Falls.

  5. Relaxed Journey: The leisurely pace of the train allows you to unwind and enjoy the ride without the rush, making it a relaxing way to travel through Sri Lanka’s hill country.

Experience the Train Ride:

  • Duration: The train ride from Kandy to Ella typically takes around 6-7 hours, but the journey is as much about the experience as the destination.
  • Best Time to Travel: Early morning trains are recommended to enjoy the scenery in the best light and to ensure you reach Ella with enough daylight to explore.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing and a light jacket (it can get chilly in the hills)
  • Snacks and water (food is available on the train, but having your own is convenient)
  • A camera or smartphone to capture the breathtaking views
  • A good book or music for entertainment during the ride

Tips for Travelers:

  • Book your tickets in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.
  • Opt for second-class or observation carriages for the best views and experience.
  • Be prepared for a long but rewarding journey with plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs and take photos.

Join Us:

Let Walk Lanka Holidays organize your scenic train ride to Ella, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable journey. Our team will handle the ticket bookings, provide you with travel tips, and ensure you have a comfortable and memorable experience.

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Discover the beauty of Sri Lanka’s hill country with a scenic train ride to Ella, curated by Walk Lanka Holidays. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride of a lifetime.

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