Traveling by a train in Sri Lanka is a special experience. There are long lines for three departures:
•The third class – Compresses people unlimitedly. Some of them hanged on the carriage. Despite additional carriages received from China to the local government have a difficult plight of the lines on weekdays – mostly from/to Colombo.
• The Second class – There are marked seats and it is quite comfortable.
• First Class – Exists only in certain lines, you can enjoy an air conditioning and reserved seats.
Special train is the train from Colombo to Badulla. By an appointment there is an advantage to sit in a half- transparent carriage that gives a panoramic view. During the journey train passes through spectacular green landscapes of jungles and tea plantations all over the area.
In the train you can buy local food and fruits from local peddlers that offer its products to everyone.
The train station in central Colombo is called “Fort”. Near the entrance you will find a branch of the Sri – Lanka’s Ministry of Tourism and the officials will be happy to provide an answer to every question, including train times, ticket prices and guidance to tourists passing the station.
You should refrain from traveling on national holidays or days of “Poya” because the trains and stations are overfilled and passages are long delayed.