After a few days of luxury in our bungalow in the tea trail hills, we were on the move.
Our day started with the lottery of getting a train ticket at Hatton railway station – as our driver said, you never know for sure until you’ve got your ticket in your hand and you’re sitting on the train.
Fortunately for us we were booked into an air-conditioned first class carriage – just how lucky we were would soon become apparent.
As we started rolling, I hung on for dear life to get some of those iconic photos of the train door. Apparently last year about 30 people died doing this – most were tourists trying to take selfies.
As the train approached our destination Kandy a few hours later, we grabbed our stuff and climbed off the train.
Walking along the platform, the other carriages were jam packed. I even saw one tourist having to climb out the train window to be freed.
If you thought the 7:43am express to Central was bad, it’s got nothing on this train!
After a short drive into Kandy, we checked out the famous Botanical Gardens. Bright and colourful!
We are staying at Kandy House. The house is a former mansion built by the Kingdom’s last chief minister.
The dinner – a ten course Sri Lankan curry experience.