Train Journeys through Sri Lanka's Scenic Beauty

Embarking on a train adventure in Sri Lanka promises an exhilarating experience. An extraordinary way to immerse yourself in the tea country’s charm is by hopping onto a train. The morning railway expedition from Kandy to the highlands of Nuwara Eliya, Ella, or Dickoya, ascending up to an impressive 6,000 feet above sea level, ranks among the world’s most remarkable train journeys. The breathtaking landscape of the highlands awakens your senses as you traverse through lush tea plantations, majestic peaks, and cascading waterfalls. Sri Lanka Railways, established in 1864 during the colonial era, has woven an extensive web of routes spanning the entire island.

Sri Lanka’s trains offer a range of classes: first class, first class observation, second class, and third class. First class occasionally features an observation deck, air conditioning, sealed windows, and small television screens, coupled with a functional restroom. The first-class observation carriage is air-conditioned, allowing passengers to enjoy the scenic beauty and rail tracks as the journey unfolds. Second class provides comfortably spacious seating and restroom amenities. Opting for third class offers an economical choice, similar to second class, but reservations are unavailable, and securing a seat cannot be guaranteed.

Indulge in Luxury with the Viceroy

For an ultimate luxury experience reminiscent of the old-world charm of train travel, you have the exceptional opportunity to journey on Sri Lanka’s sole passenger steam train – the iconic 75-year-old Viceroy Special. This private train boasts two air-conditioned observation saloons, elegantly adorned in period style. With 64 plush reclining seats and individual adjustable tables, each saloon provides a lavish setting. These saloons are complemented by adjoining smoking lounges and modern restrooms. A restaurant carriage, featuring Edwardian ribbed fans and teak-trimmed wood paneling, completes the opulent experience. For more detailed information, reach out to our travel consultants.

Explore Sri Lanka’s Air Travel Options

When it comes to navigating the skies of Sri Lanka, look no further than SLASL for all your flight-related inquiries. Whether you seek comprehensive ATOL protection by incorporating international flights into your custom-designed Sri Lanka vacation or are intrigued by the possibility of streamlining your travel hours through domestic flights, including planes and helicopters, SLASL has your answers. With two decades of experience crafting intricate itineraries, our flight experts stand ready to guide you towards the best available choices.

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