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Colombo kandy day tour by train---for tour agent websites

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Colombo kandy day tour by train---for tour agent websites

Hello,

Intend to take train to kandy from the capital then by van back after the day tour if possible (If not, two ways by train). Please PM me reliable travel agency websites. Thanks

GaryPaula

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1. Re: Colombo kandy day tour by train---for tour agent websites

Hi GP,

Plenty of operators in Colombo can do this for you. Reliable sites are from Red Dot Tours, Walkers Tours, Diethelm Travels, Jetwing Travels but there are quite a few more..

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Colombo kandy day tour by train---for tour agent websites

Hi,

To book train ticket, you should go to colombo fort station . For observation car in train, you will surely get tickets. Mostly observation cars are free due to cost 3x more than normal passengar fare.

Pls refer http://www.railway.gov.lk/

Thanks

Aravind R

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3. Re: Colombo kandy day tour by train---for tour agent websites

Our Thanks to both advisors.

Poosibly we inexperienced shall manage the day train trip on our own. Appears that we shall have more time in Kandy if we choose to take bus/van back to Colombo (means--to be researched ourselves)after early dinner. Or it is better to take a return train from Kandy back to colombo at 3pm. What are your experience? Rgds

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4. Re: Colombo kandy day tour by train---for tour agent websites

Hi again,

Leaving Kandy at 3 PM of course leaves less free time than leaving after dinner at say 6 PM. But see the railway timetable - there are also standard express trains later in the day. No seat reservation possible, so a chance that you'd have to stand part of the trip; and a bit slower than the ICE because they make 5-6 intermediate stops at main stations.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

5. Re: Colombo kandy day tour by train---for tour agent websites

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