The scenic train journey from Colombo to Badulla boasts a bird’s eye view of Sri Lanka’s highlands! From Kandy via Nanu Oya, the summit at Pattipola, Haputale to Ella, gliding through tea estates, long tunnels traversing rocks and through the misty mountains. About 90 feet in height, stone and cement built (zero steel) Demodara Nine Arch Bridge by Appuhami in 1921 and the Demodara ‘looping to loop’ considered to be the only “railway station exactly over the tunnel” in the world is the brainchild of local engineer Wimalasurendra conforming to the maximum allowable gradient in Sri Lanka Railways – are must see feats.