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Train Ride to Ella

Enticing the international traveller, the island of Sri Lanka is whole with beautiful beaches, misty mountains and intriguing historical sites. Indulging visitors with its innate grandeur is the region of Ellla. Positioned in the district of Badulla, Ella is a little over five hours from the city of Colombo.

Effortlessly immerse yourself in the plush splendour of the upcountry by taking a train ride to Ella. A favoured excursion among both natives and non-natives alike, savouring the picturesque delights of Ella on a train is always an exhilarating adventure. 

Taking the train from the Colombo railway station, your journey will commence amidst the industrious atmosphere of the commercial capital. The gradual change of ambience while you travel through to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Ella and Badulla transmits the ultimate hill country expedition. Prepare yourself to be enraptured by mesmerizing landscapes while being cloaked with the light cool air of the mystical environment.

Your route will entail enchanting places such as Hatton, Thalawakale, Great Western, Nanu Oya, Haputale, Bandarawela, Ella and more. As you pass luscious green valleys, tea estates, misty mountains and waterfalls be enthralled by the natural glory of region. The train ride in all its comforts will also include vendors at selected stations selling mouth-watering local treats such as pineapple with a dash of spices, vade, freshly made corn, and more. 

There are two train services that offer this tour. The Rajhadhani Express and the luxury Expo Rail service. Each of these train cars will make certain that your experience is unbelievable, vivid and memorable.

The train trip to Ella is one of the world’s most beautiful journeys and has often been compared to the train expeditions of Switzerland.


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