Day trip

From Kandy: Nuwara Eliya by Train

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Activity provider: Lakpura LLC
Day trip

From Kandy: Nuwara Eliya by Train

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From US$ 95 per person

Discover Sri Lankan tea country with a full-day excursion to the town of Nuwara Eliya from Kandy. See the beautiful green hills of the region, and visit a historical tea factory, which produces the famous "Ceylon Tea".

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup at 7:30 AM from your hotel in Kandy, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a scenic train ride through Sri Lanka's picturesque tea-producing region
  • Discover the quaint town of Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit the Blue Field Tea Factory, where "Ceylon Tea" is produced
  • Enjoy a fully private tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
Full description
Start your tour at 7:30 AM from your hotel in Kandy, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. You will be taken you to the Kandy or Peradeniya railway station at approximately 8:00 AM, depending on respective availability.  The train departs at approximately 8:30 AM. Enjoy a scenic ride of about 3 hours through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. See the vast green hills of the tea plantations and spot the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops. Enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your window.  Arrive at Nanuoya at 12:15 PM where your guide will meet you at the station, which has been serving Nuwara Eliya for over a century. After you stretch your legs a little, your guide will take you to Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the thrilling half-hour drive up the winding road. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas, and beautiful mansions. Thereafter at approximately 13:30 PM, enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choice at your own expense. Afterwards, your guide will show you the most important sights of the town, including Lake Gregory. See the timeless post office and take the opportunity to buy a few as souvenirs. Begin the journey back to Kandy by approximately 3:00 PM. Whilst en-route, visit the picturesque Ramboda Falls and the Blue Field Tea Factory where you would see where the world-famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. Learn more about the history of the factory, which was founded in 1824. After this, depart at 5:00 PM to finish the return journey to Kandy, where you will be dropped back at your hotel at approximately 19:30 PM.
  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Scenic train journey from Kandy (2nd class or 3rd class tickets/1st class upgrade complimentary on availability)
  • Service of an English-Speaking chauffer guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Entrance fees to Ramboda Falls and Gregory Lake
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Drive time may change due to unpredictable road traffic
  • Photography stops on the way can be arranged but within locations with reasonable parking areas
  • It is recommended that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at your hotel
  • Food will not be provided
  • Gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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March 19, 2020

Utmärkt upplevelse. Lämpligt med tid under tågresan samt under den återstående turen. Upplevde mycket av gammal engelsk historia. Upphämtningen från hotellet fungerade dessutom perfekt. Vår guide Dushan Munasighe var alldeles utmärkt perfekt engelska o även sakkunnig. Tog oss till alla i touren uppräknade ställen o mera till. Toppenkille

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March 3, 2020


Te recogen en el Hotel y te llevan para hacer tu viaje en Tren, puede tocarte en asientos separados y la vuelta es en coche. La cascada se ve desde el tren y el resto de la visita es en coche.

January 23, 2020


Product ID: 251997