Witness the stunning scenery
The train ride from Kandy to Ella is the most beautiful in Sri Lanka, you will see the most beautiful green color & the plantations, mountains, and valleys on the way. I think it’s the perfect way to experience Sri Lankan life. Because inside the train, you will meet smiling locals. and you can try local snacks from the local vendors who get into the train from the stations you pass. You will meet local people from different statuses on this journey. And I'm sure they will greet you with an honest smile.
Don't forget to wave your hands to the running children after the train; This is a must-do experience in Sri Lanka; From Kandy to Ella, it will take around 7 hours. Little by little, you will feel that you are going high and high. Take a deep breath this time to enjoy the smell of the tea plantations and the wildflowers on the way.
Make sure you keep your cameras ready to capture the beautiful hilltop villages and also the glittery waterfalls. If you need to save your time to do something more in Kandy city no matter, we can drop you at the Nanuoya railway station situates in Nuwara Eliya, because it is still awe-inspiring and beautiful the rest of this journey from Nanu Oya to Ella.
There's another train ride that I can't stop recommending to you. It's from the southern coast to Colombo; you can start wherever you like. May be from Galle or Bentota. You will entertain this long train ride with the breeze of the sandy beach and local lifestyle scenery.
If you need to book your train tickets, please visit the government link below: