Join your loved one for a dreamy and exciting travel experience through some of the most scenic destinations in Sri Lanka. Read on to know about the train journey from Colombo to Nanu Oya which is regarded as one of the best scenic travel routes in the world.

An intercity train, the Udarata Menike, runs through the scenic Sri Lankan hill country
Chamal NUdarate Menike train on the Colombo-Badulla routeCC BY-SA 3.0

Getting train tickets

Sri Lankan trains have three classes categorised based on the level of comfort they provide. It is recommended that you should book either the first or the second since the third-class train compartments can be crowded. It is also recommended that you book your train tickets in advance.

What do you get to see?

Initially, you will be travelling past picturesque paddy fields and as you ascend the hill you will travel through wilderness and lush tea estates, you will also come across a number of tunnels, waterfalls, and rivers.

Things to remember

Keep in mind that safety should always be your number one priority, don’t stand near the compartment doors, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your seats. Keep your belongings close to you always.

Attractions and accommodation options

When you get off at Nanu-Oya, located just a fifteen-minute drive away, lies Nuwara Eliya where you will be able to find plenty of accommodation options from cottages in Nuwara Eliya the likes of Cottage 42 and many others.

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Image Credit: Cottage 42

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There’s something about cold weather that ignites romance and intimacy, two key ingredients for any couple’s escape! Here are some reasons why your next trip with that special someone should be to a destination with a cold climate.

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Rrinsindika, Nuwara eliya road, CC BY-SA 3.0

Cuddle Time
One of the best “perks” of the cold are the many opportunities to cuddle and get close to your partner! Be you staying at cabins in the Swiss Alps, lodges in Alaska or cottages in Nuwara Eliya including the likes of Cottage 42, embrace both the wonderful setting and your loved one for some all important snuggling.

Romantic Strolls
The cool weather makes taking strolls that much more romantic. Forget about the heat, dust and the sweat which are definitely not going to set the “right mood” and enjoy a leisurely walk, hand in hand amidst everything from mountain scenery to snow-covered landscapes.

Fun Exploring
The active couple may want to do more than just take some strolls! Most destinations with cool climates also have lots of adventures in store. Enjoy an afternoon of skiing, hike up mountains, trek through nature reserves or go ice skating; depending on the destination there will be much to experience.

Back Indoors
Of course, as the temperature drops, you can come back inside where there’s more to do. Play your favourite board or card games, have an indoor picnic (fireplace optional though highly recommended!), watch your favourite movies snuggled up together or just share your hopes, dreams and fears with the person who loves you unconditionally.