Ceylon by Rail’ is an experience filled with stunning vistas and quaint stops that would undoubtedly delight the tourist eager to take in nature and discover the country’s rich colonial heritage. for tourists it is a wonderfully appealing mode of travel, especially in the island’s highlands where the scenery can be breathtaking at times.
Popular train excursions in Sri lankaHill-country observatory carriage There is a special first-class observatory carriage on the Colombo to Babulla hill-country train. This is the last carriage on the train which has a full window to maximize the views. Tickets need to be booked at least 10 days in advance. Note that availability can be limited during national holidays. The Viceroy Special For the ultimate in luxury old-world train travel you can even travel on Sri Lanka’s only passenger steam train, the 75-year-old Viceroy Special. The private train has two-air-conditioned observational saloons furnished in period style with 64 plush reclining seats and individual adjustable tables. Each saloon has an adjoining smoking lounge and modern toilet. There is a restaurant carriage complete with Edwardian ribbed fans and teak-trimmed wood paneling.