Railway in Sri Lanka
 
   
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In the 19th Century, during the British occupation of Sri Lanka, British constructed the railway lines in Sri Lanka and started the Railway service in Sri Lanka to transport Tea from the Hill country estates to Colombo Port and imported goods to the interior of the Island. So Sri Lanka's hill country Railway line goes through Tea Estates, thus making the train journey a scenic ride.Sri Lanka has three popular Train Journey and they are,

• Colombo Fort to Hill Capitol city of Kandy. This is an Intercity service where you could book 2nd class tickets for up and down journeys.The train leaves Colombo Fort Station at 7AM and the journey takes 2 1/2 hours to reach Kandy Station.

• Colombo Fort to Badulla is the most popular Railway track among the tourists as this goes through the Tea Plantation and most scenic landscapes in Sri Lanka's Hill Country. In this Railway line most people take Colombo Fort to Demodara station leg. In this railway line, train goes up to Peradeniya on Colombo Fort - Kandy line and from Peradeniya Station the train switches the tracks towards Badulla where you will pass Hatton, Thalawakale, Great Western, NanuOya, Ambewela, Pattipola, Ohiya, Haputale, Diyatalawa, Bandarawela, Ella and Demodara stations through Tea Estates, Misty Mountains and Valleys. This is a very scenic Train Journeys in the world.There are two major trains leave Colombo in this line are "PodiMenike"Train which leaves Colombo Fort at 5.55 AM and the other train "UdarataMenike" leaves Colombo Fort at 9.45 AMObservation Saloon, 2nd class and 3rd class seats.Remember, book from Colombo Fort to Demodara. that's the best leg. If you need to go to NuwaraEliya, you should get off at "NanuOya" station. where in both trains you would be able to book

• Now the coastal line. that's from Colombo Fort to historical city of Galle. There are couple of trains during the day which you could book 2nd and 3rd class seats in this train. Intercity train from Colombo Maradana to Galle leaves Colombo Maradana station at 4.45 PM

On your request we at Aalam Travels could book tickets on these trains on your behalf. But you should be informed that train journeys in Sri Lanka is not very swift and there can be sudden cancellation due to many reasons.

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