The scene : at the train station, Sri Lanka

I love travelling by train, moreover in faraway countries. I think one of my best memories of India might be from an epic 15 hours train journey.
In Sri Lanka we went from the heights of Nuwara Eliya to Kandy by rail, which turned out to be a very scenic ride through misty tea plantations. But today I’m only showing you the train stations, because that’s where it begins: the quiet wait under the rain, the peeking at old wagons and the slow ballet of travellers…

It takes four hours to go from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy.
Nuwara Eliya is up in the hill country, in the center of Sri Lanka. The British used to go there to escape the heat and even built mansions in a very “English countryside” style in the area.


  • Reply December 18, 2013


    I share with you the passion for travel by train: is by far my preferred way to get from one place to another.
    I love this photo gallery 🙂

    • Reply December 19, 2013

      The Voyageur

      @Alessandra thanks!

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