The World’s Most Scenic Train Ride: Kandy to Ella

The World’s Most Scenic Train Ride: Kandy to Ella

The World’s Most Scenic Train Ride: Kandy to Ella When I was planning my trip to Sri Lankan, I read several reviews and blog entries detailing how important it was to take the train from Kandy to Ella or vice versa.  While the train only maxes out at around 40 kilometers per hour, the Kandy to Ella train ride passes through the most beautiful landscape that Sri Lanka has to offer.  In this case, pictures are really worth a 1,000 words, as in lieu of text, I’ll let the pictures…

Climbing Adam’s Peak

Climbing Adam’s Peak

Climbing Adam’s Peak Adam’s Peak, or “Sri Pada” in Sinhalese, is a holy pilgrimage spot for Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians.  There is a “sacred footprint” aka a rock, which is believed to be of Buddha, Shiva, or Adam, depending on which religion one practices.  Standing 2,243 meters tall, Adam’s Peak is an imposing mountain.  All Sri Lankan Buddhists are supposed to make at least one pilgrimage to the summit during their lifetime.  As such, climbing during weekends or holidays is strongly discouraged, as Adam’s Peak is known to draw…