Kandy, Sri Lanka

Enjoy amazing scenery on the train from Kandy to Ella

Taking a train trip is one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka, and if you’re looking for a beautiful one, the train ride from Kandy to Ella, or the other way around, is definitely one of the greatest in the world, which can become a highlight of your Sri Lanka vacation. This train journey is very popular, both among the locals and tourists, that afford excellent chances of getting into the heart of Sri Lankan life. The train trip between Kandy and Ella is quite long, taking about 6-7 hours in total, but the fantastic scenery along the way is worth it all. You will travel high into several lush mountains, glide through green hills covered with vibrant tea plantations, see small villages, waterfalls, lovely old bridges, and sometimes local kids with smiling faces running along the train tracks. Grab your camera for breathtaking photos of Sri Lanka’s hill countryside.

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Negombo→Dambulla→Anuradhapura→Kandy→Ella→Yala National Park→Unawatuna
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Join a boat ride in the Negombo Lagoon by catamaran to see local fishing villages and markets

Admire the famous rock monastery of Dambulla with cave temples and hundreds of Buddha statues

Experience the unique accommodation in Habarana, a Watch Hut built on top of a Tree

Go for a real Sri Lankan village experience with many stops at local homes (Blacksmith, Saaree viewing family, Cookery session,…)

Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Pidurangala Rock for a history discovery and beautiful sunset views

Dip into the cultural life in the UNESCO-listed town Kandy with visits to renowned places and local schools

Board the scenic train ride from Kandy to Ella through misty mountains and lush green tea plantations

Free to explore Ella’s highlights, like hiking to Ella Rock, trekking to Little Adams Peak, or visit to Rawana Falls

Enjoy a thrilling safari in Yala National Park with plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities

Get close to the mighty blue whales and dolphins in Mirrisa

Take short city tours around the beautiful colonial town of Galle and the commercial capital city Colombo

Negombo→Dambulla→Anuradhapura→Kandy→Ella→Yala National Park→Unawatuna

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