Which train should you choose to travel to Badulla?Main line in Sri Lanka railways (up country line or hill country line), there are two named passenger trains run between Colombo and Badulla. One is Podi Menike express train and other one is Udarata Menike express train.The Podi Menike train departs Colombo fort railway station at 05.55 am and arrives in Badulla at 4.20pm. Udarata Menike express train departs from Colombo fort at 9.45am and arrives in Badulla at 6.00pm. Also one night mail train starts from Colombo at 8.00 pm and arrive in Badulla at 7.10am.the next day. The return service of Podi Menike train will start at 8.45 and arrives in Colombo at 4.20 pm. In this way, all trains provide one inbound and outbound services daily.
We recommend that you choose the Podi Menike express train ( full day time train.) that means you may not miss out on the magnificent scenery from your train window.
Here is the train schedule for Podi Menike train with fares for it's all stops
Podi Menike Train Timetable (train no =1005 - daily)
|1st class||2nd class||3rd class|
|Ragama - junction||06:18||06.19||640.00||360.00||195.00|
|Peradeniya - junction||08:38||08:40||430.00||260.00||140.00|
Badulla - terminus
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Fort Railway station and runs on the historic train route, which is 147 years old. Type of track is broad gauge and highest point is at1898m (6226ft) above the sea level. It is one of the world’s steepest railway lines which Including 44 tunnels, hundred of bridges, loops, looping loops, (Demodara rail way station) three railway junctions and 81stations. The train runs via lush tropical countryside, paddy fields, palms, and climb in to the hill country and burrows through 43 tunnels , crosses the rivers such as the Mahaweli which is longest river in Sri Lanka. In addition, traverses the green mountains such as the Great western mountain, world heritage Horton Plain, rain forest, valleys and runs close to waterfalls. As well as tea garden, farms, vegetable gardens. Badulla is terminus of the line.
Impossible steepThe following chart shows rail track starting almost at the sea level and climbing up to Summit level at 1898m elevation and descend over about 1250M with in 65km to the end of the track
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