Colombo to Kandy!
Before I go on - Sri Lanka is well versed with all its transport systems in place - the railways , the buses and tuktuks add up to the battalion of this country.
I highly recommend a train journey from Colombo to Kandy because 1. It’s super cheap- 350LKR 2. It’s a one off experience- you get some scenic locations on the way, so why not explore Sri Lanka like a local eh?
So my train was at 10 in the morning, thanks to a friend of mine, I managed to get a reservation in a second class , however 3 class are more fun, I shall tell you why? On the route from Kandy to Ella. Colombo to Kandy takes about 3 hours by train, reached Kandy around 1. Kandy city hostel is where I happened to stay - which is about 500INR. I recommend this hostel because it’s super close by to many of the attractions in Kandy .
1. The Tooth Relic Temple
It’s a must visit place if you are in Kandy, it’s a soother on the brain. The tooth relic temple is a Buddhist temple where it is said that a tooth from the ashes of lord Buddha takes rest . In fact at around 6:30 pm everyday the temple priests actually get the tooth out so that the commoners can have a glimpse at it.
However what caught my eye would be the architecture of this place , it’s indeed a marvel in itself - some places of the temple are present from 17 century, I would say it’s a feather in the cap for Sri Lankan tourism.