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Nuwara Eliya to Ella Train Ride



The train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella was one of our favourite ever train rides on our travels.Train power ups through the srilanka's southern hill country.Through the tea plantations intio the clouds and then weaves in an out of various mountain tunnels as it descends to reach Ella.
NuwaraEliya:Welcome to little England
Our journey began at Nuwara Eliya, a city at the heart of Sri Lanka’s popular tea industry, surrounded by many tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya is nicknamed “Little England” because It was established by the British in the 1840s as a as a base for the colonialists and still retains some of the British quirks,
ike the famous red post box. Another very British influence in the area is Tea.Large nmumber of plantations surrounding Nuwara Eliya account for a larger chunk of this famous tea exporting
The Train Ride From NuwaraEliya To Ella
This is just an amazing train ride to experience in our country.because of the incredible views across the southern Sri Lankan hill country as the train passes in and out of numerous mountain tunnels through tea plantations, eucalyptus forests and nearby villages. The low lying clouds add to the beautiful scenery.

Things To Do

  • Cost of the train ticket from NuwaraEliya to Ella

The closest train station to Nuwara Eliya is Nanu Oya, around 8km away from Nuwara Eliya.

The distance from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is only around 60 kilometres, but the journey itself takes around 3-4 hours because it has to cross many mountain ranges.

  • Where to stay in NuwaraEliya

            Nuware Eliya is a quiet little town but has a great variety of places to stay. The ones that stood out the most for us were:

  • Heritance tea factory
  • Sicier wildness homestay.
  • Heidi's Home.
  • Where to stay in EllaElla is a great base for trekking the surrounding hills and waterfalls. The place is beautiful and wherever you choose to stay, you will get amazing views.The Secret Ella.Zion viewChamodya Homestay