Sri Lanka by Train: A Scenic Journey in Your Sri Lanka Tour Package

All of us must have watched the wonderful movie named Harry Potter. If you aren’t a fan of Hollywood movies, you must have watched the famous Bollywood movie named Chennai Express or heard the fantastic song that everybody grooves to called Chaiyya Chaiyya. One common thing among all of these movies and songs includes a scenic train ride. We all have had the opportunity to travel on a train at least once in our lifetime. Those fantastic few hours that you spent on a train with your friends or family, looking out the window at scenic sites and the ever-changing landscapes a memory that will never leave our minds. With the change in technology and modernization, traveling by train has comparatively gone down. However, what if we told you that you could be given the chance to travel on a train again and see the most ethereal and enchanting views over a comfortable journey, you would be enticed to try it, right? You get to live this opportunity in the beautiful land of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is a magical place that goes by the name of the pearl of the Indian Ocean. It is a very small country which houses some of the biggest adventures and experiences you can find anywhere in the world. It is a country in Asia that is full of rich cultural traditions, customs, very beautiful landscapes and sites, breathtaking beaches, tea gardens, mountains, and valleys. A trip to Sri Lanka includes some of the best adventures you can think of. A typical itinerary of Sri Lanka can include spending some beautiful days at the beach, some adventurous days trying watersports or other adrenaline-pumping activities, some of the most finger-licking cuisines, and some of the most peaceful and soulful cultural experiences. Once you set foot in the land of Sri Lanka, you would never want to come back. One other thing that Sri Lanka has an edge over any other place in the world is its train rides. In any other part of the world, train journeys are often restricted to just getting from one point to the other over long periods of time but in Sri Lanka train journeys mean something different altogether. It can be long hours that are converted into the most beautiful scenes that jump straight out of a fairytale. This is an activity that is enjoyed by families, friends, and even couples.

If you have been planning to go on a trip to Sri Lanka, you must rightly do so! We can guarantee you that this is one of the best choices you can make and another great choice that you can make is picking Nitsa holidays as your tour guide. Nitsa Holidays is a travel and tour agency based out of Delhi that promises to take you on the most wonderful journeys around the world. We have a wide range of packages that are suitable for families, groups, and even couples and all of these packages are extremely budget-friendly and they ensure that you have the most amazing time whichever place to go to. When it comes to Sri Lanka, our packages start with- Sri Lanka family tour packages from India, Sri Lanka group tour packages from Delhi, and Sri Lanka Couple tour packages from India. If you have picked out your travel buddies for your next trip to Sri Lanka, you can choose from one of these amazing packages and let us know about your taste and preferences and we will find and curate the most perfect itinerary for you that perfectly suits your budget as well.

There are a few important things that you must consider when you are planning a trip to any place. The first is to identify the right time to go to that particular location. When it comes to Sri Lanka, the most ideal time that ensures that you see the most amazing views and get to experience the best adventures are the months of March to May, when the heat and humidity of this tropical paradise are just pleasant enough and dry enough to ensure that your days of exploring the land isn’t interfered by anything. The next thing to identify is the amount of days that you should spend in our country. Now, Sri Lanka being a small country still houses a wide range of activities and adventures for you to see and try. If you were to explore every nook and corner it would take you weeks worth of time. However, the minimum number of days that we recommend for you to be able to encapsulate the best of everything is seven days. The third thing is for you to know how to reach Sri Lanka. Thankfully, there are multiple flights available from India to Sri Lanka from all of its major cities. You can also choose to take a bus ride or a car drive that can take you over 30 hours to reach Sri Lanka. If you are a fan of trains, which is probably one of the reasons you have landed in this article, then you can even start your journey from India on a train and experience even better Train rides once you reach Sri Lanka. 

Now coming to the main point of this article, the amazing train rides of Sri Lanka. Let’s see what are the best options for you to try and what can you expect out of those experiences.

Colombo to Galle

The first place that any tourist lands in Sri Lanka is the capital city of Colombo and the first ride that you can take from Colombo is to the beautiful and ancient city of Galle. Colombo is an advanced and modern city and when you get on the train and head to Galle, you will be able to start your ride with a city side view that slowly merges into the ocean view. You will be able to see families enjoying the beaches and fishermen catching fresh produce on the unique stilt of Sri Lanka whilst experiencing the fresh breeze flowing into your train window. See the gorgeous sites of palm trees in the clear waters and munch on some delicious Sri Lankan snacks on the way. As you reach Galle, the views turn into a more scenic site that this little town full of history provides to you.

Anuradhapura to Jaffna

Anuradhapura is a gem of Sri Lanka, which is also declared as a world UNESCO archaeological site. The town of Anuradhapura houses the most beautiful historical stories and cultural heritage. When you ride the train from Anuradhapura to Jaffna, you will again be exiting the sites of villages and paddy fields and entering the coastal views of Jaffna. Jaffna is a Hindu colony of Sri Lanka that houses a lot of divine temples and your train ride will probably include a lot of devotees set on their way to find some serenity and seek some blessings. Once you get close to Jaffna, you will be able to see some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country and waves crashing onto the railway tracks.

Colombo to Kandy

This railway route was previously used to carry tea and coffee from the city capital to the coastal areas. Today it serves the locals wanting to travel but also tourists wanting to experience some magical views and sites. You will be escaping the city views and entering some scenic hilly environments on your way from Colombo to Kandy. You will be able to spot some luscious green forests, mountains, paddy fields, and coffee and tea estates. You will see how the humid coastal air turns into a cooler breeze once you reach the hills of Kandy.

Kandy to Ella

This is quite possibly one of the most famous railway routes not just in Sri Lanka but in the entire world it is one of the most Instagrammable rides where you will not be able to stop capturing the views that you come across. When you cross the tea and coffee estates, you will be able to see the colorfully dressed tea pluckers filling their bags with fresh leaves. You will then be able to see some of the most scenic hill views you have ever come across, and you will also be able to capture some wonderful waterfalls and valleys on your way to the picturesque location of Ella.

When you find yourself in Sri Lanka, you will, of course, be going to the beach, trying some water sports, eating some of the most delicious cuisines in the world, and learning about the history and culture but another thing that you must include in your itinerary is taking a train ride in Sri Lanka. Train ride is not merely a way of transportation and travel but it is the way for people to see some of the most mesmerizing views and feel emotions that they have never felt before. In this article, we mentioned some of the best train rides and routes that you can find in Sri Lanka and we highly recommend that you try them on your trip!