Sri Lanka Railways - Colombo to Kandy

When one thinks of destinations for train travel Sri Lanka is not on the top or even on most people's list. A shame because this small island nation is home to some of the most scenic and well preserved railways on the planet. In many places it seems time stands still as trains are still controlled by tokens and semaphore signals, a system that is the envy of any heritage railway but even better, it's all still real!

Our trip on Sri Lanka's first railway, the mainline which runs from Colombo to the upcountry city of Kandy, covers the double track high speed commuter line and after that the twisty mountain railway into the Allagala mountain range.