One of the easiest ways to get around the country – not to mention the cheapest — is via Sri Lanka’s rail network.
It stretches across some of the country’s most scenic landscapes, from tea gardens and paddy fields to that famed coastline. Three of the most photogenic routes are from Colombo to Kandy, from Kandy to the tea estates of Ella and from Colombo to Galle.
Sri Lanka has two competing high-end rail services, Expo Rail and the Rajadhani Express.
Both are first-class carriages run by private operators attached to regular trains run by Sri Lanka Railways.
Rajadhani Express trains can be found on three routes that run on two major Sri Lanka rail lines. ExpoRail serves more than 60 destinations on four different routes.
Source – CNN