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  • Kandapola Tour
    Trip Length : 2 Days
    Availability : Throughout the year

Summary of the tour

  • Day 1 – Arrival at the Tea Factory in Kandapola and dinner at the TCK 6685 train carriage.

  • Day 2 – Tea excursion and departure

The narrow gauge railway line from Nanu Oya to Ragala gave its passengers a jerky ride with very sharp curves and splendid views of tea plantations and pristine forests.

Originally, in 1897, it was the Hill Tramway Commission, under the patronage of Nuwara Eliya’s Assistant Government Agent Lushington, that started exploring the possibility of opening a light railway or tramway. A trace of light in this regard was shed in 1903 with the completion of the line from Nanu Oya to Udapussellawa, with a terminus in Ragala.

The passenger service was in operation for 36 years, until 1940, and 10 years later the railway was closed down completely in 1950. Vestiges of the line still remain in a stout iron railway bridge near the racecourse and the railway station at Nuwara Eliya, while the stops at Brookside and Ragala, have now been converted into shops.

 


Meals on wheels 1 Day

Detailed Itinerary

 

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