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I wouldn't go all the way to Ella just to see this train station. However, since we were traveling from Kandy to Ella on the train, we had to go to this station. It is a very small quant little station with some English charm....More
A train station seems like an odd tourist attraction but Ella train station truly is something worth seeing. It is very a quaint and charming building! Sri Lankan train journeys a notoriously beautiful and catching a train from here is well worth it!
The main transport hub in and out of Ella. It’s quaint and they try to keep it well maintained. If getting train tickets, go for third class reserved. It’s more than adequate you have guaranteed seats and great views. Try and book in advance though...More
A little bit of England in the style of the railway stationreminicent of the country railway stations in UK. Neatly kept with some developments in progress to deal with the increasing number of tourist. Recieving and handing the Railway tablet is not seen inmany parts...More
Although our destination was Ella, our guide advised we stay on the train to its terminus about a half hour beyond Ella, allowing us to go over the famous Nine Arch Bridge on the train and see other spectacular sites as well. If you have...More
1. There are multiple trains at different times that you are can take on the route, so you are not limited by a specific train. The most popular timings of early morning obviously get booked in advance for the reserved... More
1. There are multiple trains at different times that you are can take on the route, so you are not limited by a specific train. The most popular timings of early morning obviously get booked in advance for the reserved compartments.
2. The tickets that mostly sold out are of the first class and second class coaches. There is a 3rd class coach as well, so you can try that. We travelled by 3rd class coach and it's very neat and seats are good. These have open windows which offer a much better experience as opposed to sitting in 1st class coaches with closed air conditioned coaches.
3. There is also the Unreserved compartments. Those are going to be crowded but if you are not traveling with kids and lot of luggage, then you can give it a shot.Lot of tourists travel by these un-reserved compartments.
So, suggest you look up various trains and their schedules and accordingly either book in the 3rd class coaches. And if you don't get a reservation, just land up the station and go for the un-reservee coaches.