Train trip from Colombo to Bandarawela

The journey starts 6 in the morning and after nearly one hour the best part of the journey unfolds before your eyes.

Many a time does the train pass over lush green paddy fields and tea estates and through iron bridges standing heavy over the rivers rushing by enriched with the rains falling now and then. Yet the best view the journey offers is the one of the seven renowned falls, St. Clair’s, now threatened by the proposed Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project (UKHP) among many waterfalls and waterways which stream down the mountains along the railway track.

Even many small train stations built during the colonial period with their little patches of flower and mist-covered platforms hold their own naive beauty to many a traveller and the villagers clad in bright colours selling ‘vade’, mango and ‘pera’ to the train traveller.

 

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Gregory's Lake

Gregory Lake is located about one kilometer away from Nuwara Eliya town and built during the year 1874 by the governor Gregory. By stopping the “Thalagala” stream which starts from the “Piduruthalagala” mountain. It is believed that the main intention of building this Lake is to generate Electricity to the town. The water was taken away up to a place called “black pool” using a tunnel and has generated Electricity there.

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Adisham Bungalow

Adisham bungalow is a very big bungalow which was made by British governor at 1931 and it is at 2km from Haputale town of Sri Lanka. Several visitors used to visit this place daily. In present the bungalow is a church.

Adisham bungalow is at near to Haputale town at very closed to Glanor tea estate of Haputale. There are several tea estates and Hindu Kovils also at near Adisham bungalow. Up side of bungalow is a eucalyptus forest and downside of bungalow is railway between Haputale and Idalgashinna railway stations. Garden of Adisham is a fruit estate and flower estate. Jams, Cordials and several foods are produced at Adisham bungalow and available for buy.

 

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