Travel by train and get acquainted with the beauty of the island.
For example, we offer a trip from Colombo to Kandy on a train with panoramic views, which you will surely admire spellbound. After stopping in Kandy and visiting the town where the Temple, where the Buddha’s tooth relic is supposed to be kept, stands majestically on the shore of a lake, you will take the train bound for Nuwara Eliya and Hatton where temperatures drop and the sacred mountain of Sri Pada or Adam’s Peak impressively stands in the middle of leafy tea plantations.
By train you can also learn about the culture and the nature of the country stopping at Anuradhapura where you can visit the ruins of a world heritage site which was the first capital of the country and city sacred to Buddhism or the Minneriya natural park with hundreds of elephants and colourful birds to continue then to Polonnaruwa the second capital of Sri Lanka and visit the site where the Buddhas of the Gal Vihara, three large Buddhas carved into a rock wall stand.
And you can also go by train along the west coast travelling north, first to Negombo, Catholic city par excellence, also called small Amsterdam with its canals, where you can see how the fishermen dry the catch on the beach and then go to Puttalam where you can watch whales and dolphins. Or by train along the southern coast stopping at the town of Galle and stroll through the area of the Dutch fort and then travel to Matara, next to Devinuwara, the city of the gods, and the Dondra Point, the southernmost point of the island where dolphins and whales can be spotted.
And for the most romantic souls in search of a bygone era, we make available the Viceroy Special, a steam engine that effortlessly takes you back 75 years.
Come and travel by train with Mayaliya
Contact us and together we will design an unforgettable and exclusive tailor-made tour or excursion.