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Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike")

Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike")

By Lakpura LLC (Kandy)
(SKU: LK7A3500B0) Kandy to Ella train ride is known as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. We facilitate our clients to book 1st class AC compartment or 2nd class non-AC reserved seats. The train starts its journey from Colombo Fort Railway station and Reaches Kandy by 1103 hrs. The train would reach Ella by 1710 hrs. and the most scenic part of the train journey is from Hatton to Haputale. During the journey the train goes passing lush greenish tea estates, many tunnels, farming fields, villages, various types of forests etc
per adult
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Ages 12-70, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6–7 hours
Start time: Check availability
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  • All taxes & service charges.
  • Scenic train ride to Ella from Peradeniya / Kandy Railway Station
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Kandy or Ella.
  • Food or drinks.
  • Expenses of personal nature.

Departure details
  • William Gopallawa Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka Meet Lakpura representative at Kandy Railway station & collect the Train Tickets
Return details
  • Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway, Ella, Sri Lanka

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16052P1253

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike")?
Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike") price starts from $25.00. Discover and book Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike") on Tripadvisor
What is the Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike") cancellation policy?
Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike") cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike") on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike")?
Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike") is hosted by Lakpura LLC (Kandy). Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Lakpura LLC (Kandy) on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Kandy to Ella train ride on (Train No: 1015 "Udarata Menike") on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16052P1253

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Lakpura LLC (Kandy)
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Joined in April 2013

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    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 tea factory was interesting. It was a full day and we enjoyed it all . Would recommend it .
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1 review
Very good

Sara N
London, UK6 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Don’t miss out on this journey! I met amazing people on so many different journeys both tourists and locals! Best train ride of my life
Written May 9, 2023
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