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THE HAWAII & ASIA SERIES PT12

ADAM’S PEAK – ELLA

I had missed this morning’s bus to the train station so it meant I would have to sit in a Tuk Tuk for 90mins which would normally make for an uncomfortable but was right up there with the train ride to follow.

SRI LANKA’S EVERY OWN GLENFINNAN VIADUCT

I was off to Ella today and this stretch of railway is meant to be one of the best. After yesterday’s train ride it was all I could think of!

WHERE IS ELLA?

The Train Ride of a Lifetime pt2, Ella

THE TRAIN RIDE

Adam’s Peak lies between the popular towns of Kandy and Ella so the train is likely to be popular, however similar to yesterday I was never bothered about getting a seat. A 4 hour train ride takes you through the lush tea plantations, rice fields, and endless mountain views. Not to mention is costs next to nothing!

The tracks have an interesting history as they were originally built in the 1800s by British to transport tea to the capital, and now it has become a tourist phenomenon.

ELLA

My time here was short as it was all about the train journey itself but there was one thing I wanted to see here and that was the 9 Arches Bridge. Also called the Bridge in the Sky, its just a 2 min drive by Tuk Tuk and can make for some of your best photos of the trip. Trains passed regularly when I was there so it meant I was fit to get photos from the bridge and down on the trains as one was passing.

The Bridge in the Sky in Ella, Sri Lanka. The Train Ride of a Lifetime pt2, Ella

The Train Ride of a Lifetime pt2, Ella

 ELLA:
  • Climb little Adam’s peak or Ella Rock
  • Walk along the Nine Arch Bridge.
  • Swim at Diyaluma or Ravana Falls
  • Join a cooking class.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I had now finished my train journey through the hills in Sri Lanka and can safely add them to my best ever experiences!

NEXT UP

The final few days at Mirissa Beach and if what I have heard is true then I fully expect this country to end up as one of my favourites! Click to read.

SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
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This post is part of The Hawaii & Asia Series, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.

Question Time

  • Have you been to Ella?
  • What did you do here?
  • Did you enjoy the train journey?

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