Nuwara Eliya from Kandy by Train (Private Day Tour)
The Nuwara Eliya tour from Kandy gives you a very special chance to spend a spectacular day in the ‘Little England’ of ceylon, Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy the views of rolling green fields of tea as you travel in a scenic train journey from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya. Travel up the tightly winding mountain roads to the city of Nuwara Eliya. Go on a tour of this city that was once the holiday resort town of the British. See the old colonial style mansions and calm lake gregory. Send a pretty post card from the historic post office.
As featured on:
- One of the best scenic train ride in the world.
- Misty hill country.
- Visit a tea factory.
- Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Scenic Train Ride to Nanu Oya from Kandy (2nd class or 03rd class tickets / 1st class upgrade complimentary on availability).
- Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
- Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Kandy.
- All entrance fees (Ramboda Falls, Gregory Lake).
- 1 liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Food or drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of personal nature.
What to Expect
You will be starting your tour at 0730 hrs from your hotel in Kandy, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you, if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. Your chauffeur will be taken you to the Kandy or Peradeniya railway station at approximately 0800 hrs which lies quite close (This will be selected subject to the train tickets availability).
Your train will be leaving in between 0830 – 0845 hrs. Your guide will be assisting you to get onto the train for your train journey. Your train journey takes you on scenic ride through some of the most beautiful highland countryside areas in Sri Lanka. Watch the brilliant greens carpets of the tea plantations. See the picturesque villages with misty mountain backdrops pass by. Peer through drizzle and mist to look at the magical landscapes of Hill Country. Enjoy the amazing sights of intimidating mountains, deep and dark woodlands, and magnificent waterfalls as they go by your windows.
You will reach Nanuoya at 1215 hrs. Your guide will meet you at the Nanuoya station, which has been serving Nuwara Eliya for over a century. After you stretch your legs a little, your guide will chauffeur 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 1330 hrs you will be have lunch at a place of your choice. Afterwards, your guide will show you the most important sights, dependent on the time constraints. You will get to see Lake Gregory. You will also be going to the timeless old post office and can send a beautiful post card home if you like, or even buy a few as souvenirs.
Thereafter proceed back to Kandy by approximately 1500 hrs. En-route visit the Ramboda Falls and Blue Field Tea Factory where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured.
In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived to Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality. Later that evening leave from the tea factory by approximately 1700 hrs and return back to the hotel completing your excursion by 1930 hrs.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour. Drive time may change due to unpredictable road traffic. Photography stops on the way can be arranged but within locations with reasonable parking areas.