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Private Day Trip: Nuwara Eliya from Kandy by Train

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USD 60.00
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Receive a morning pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Kandy and transfer to the Peradeniya railway station, where you’ll board a train bound for Nanuoya station near Nuwara Eliya.

    Board this classic train as it leaves the station, and enjoy the views as your locomotive ascends into the Sri Lankan highlands. Admire the scenery of brilliant-green plant life and feel the cooler temperatures as you train climbs ever-higher into the Sri Lankan interior. You’ll also encounter vistas of picturesque villages and postcard-perfect waterfalls as your ride continues. The complete ride will last between three and four hours.

    Arrive at Nanuoya station to begin your exploration of the former British colonial hill town of Nuwara Eliya. Transfer from the station into the city and learn about the heyday of this British vacation era in the 19th and 20th centuries. Check out the town’s collection of striking cottages, mansions, and villas, and take a break for lunch. After your meal, you’ll get a look at Lake Gregory and the vacation homes lining its shores, and visit a vintage post office where you can send an old-school postcard to friends back home.

    After your time in Nuwara Eliya, you’ll receive a ride back to Kandy. During the trip back you’ll make two stops. One at the scenic Ramboda Falls, and the other at the Blue Field Tea Factory. This plant is a great example of Sri Lanka’s longstanding tea industry, which dates back to its introduction by the British entrepreneur James Taylor in the early 19th century. You’ll return back to your Kandy hotel in the evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your hotel in Kandy

    Dates: Daily

    Return point: Returns to original departure point
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle,
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide,
    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant.
    • 1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person,
    • Hotel Pick & Drop,
    • All Taxes & Service Charges.
    • Entry/Admission - Gregory Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya
    • Entry/Admission - Ramboda Waterfall
    • Meals where not specified,
    • Gratuities
    • Expenses of Personal Nature.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 22 October 2018

    Nalinda was friendly and professional. He was also very flexible - happy to stop whenever we wanted and to change the tour around a little to suit our needs . His English was very good .The train trip was stunning and the visit to the...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Belinda B
    Reviewed 16 June 2018

    I loved the train ride from Kandy through the tea plantations. Book a seat at the back of the train, but make sure it is on the right hand side, to get the best views and pictures. You will find that most of the tourist...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    1  Thank abs2011
    Reviewed 10 April 2018

    It was a relaxing train ride as I booked 2nd class (reserved seats). Throughout the ride, there were many beautiful views for the camera. Best if you can get seats on the right side of the train (more views and no morning sun). The train...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Trumpboyer86
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    Taher J
    6 September 2019|
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    rail trip to nuwaara eliya n.back to colombo
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