Kandy to Ella train trip is considered one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Therefore we facilitate our clients to book observation deck, luxury air conditioned compartment, 1st class AC compartment or 2nd class non AC reserved seats. The train starts from Colombo Fort Railway station and it takes about 3 hours approximately to reach Kandy/Peradeniya Railway station where the scenic trip begins. The train would reach Ella approximately in six hours and the most scenic part of the train journey is from Hatton to Haputale. It will be a good idea for travelers who go to Adam’s Peak in Maskeliya or White Water Rafting in Kitulgala to join the train ride from Hatton station.
During the journey the train goes passing lush greenish tea estates, many tunnels, farming fields, villages, various types of forests etc.
Two luxury compartments serve food and beverages during the journey. This is the most comfortable way of taking this trip while the observation deck is also interesting but only last four seats have the best view. Recently introduced 1st class air conditioned compartment also a good option. 2nd Class reserved seats are the last option. Following is the summary of available compartments/seats,