- One of the Best Scenic Train Ride in the World
- Misty Hill Country.
- Visit a Tea Factory
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 on 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 postcard from the historic post office.
What You Can 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 a 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. (Travel Times - 3 – 3 ½ hrs.)
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 have lunch at a place of your choice (At your own expense). Afterward, 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. (Travel Time 1 – 1 ½ hrs)
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 Taylorwas a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived in 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 leaves from the tea factory by approximately 1700 hrs and returns 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.
What's Included• Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
• Scenic Train Ride to Nanu Oya from Kandy. (2nd class or 03rd class tickets / 1stclass upgrade complimentary on availability).
• Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide.
• 1 Liter of Bottled Mineral Water Per Person.
• Hotel Pick & Drop.
• All Taxes & Service Charges.
• Entrance Fees (Gregory Lake).
• Food or Drinks.
• Gratuities (Optional).
• Expenses of Personal Nature.
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Terms and Conditions
Cancellation must be in writing and sent by you/your travel agent who made the booking. Cancellations take effect from the date the written notice is received. No refund in full or in part will be given for unutilized services in the package(s) once you commence using the product or service. • Up to 24 hours before the Activity starts – Fixed processing fee of USD 30.00 and the balance will be refunded. In case of a refund to be made via an international bank transfer, all bank fees to be borne by the guest. A refund to the credit card is subject to above processing fee only. • Less than 24 hours and in case of “No Show” – No Refunds. • No refunds will be entertained under whatsoever condition once the guest arrives in Sri Lanka. • We reserve the right to cancel your holiday because of unforeseen circumstances.