Demodara Loop

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  • Address: Demodara, Sri Lanka, Ella
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Tunnel, Train Ride

Demodara Loop is a spiral railway loop that has been called “Civil Engineering Wonders of Sri Lanka Railways”. The rail track was built in a loop in an attempt to compensate the huge difference in the elevation as the locomotive was not capable of climbing a higher gradient slope. The Demodara tunnel along with the station’s railway entrance is called the Demodara Loop. Here you can see the train passing from one side, making a loop around the mountain and then reappearing from the other side. You can take a train from Ella to Demodara and travel along this loop or reach the loop by car and witness the train making a spiral turn on this marvellous engineering wonder. Some visitors may choose to hike but distance is relatively longer and takes almost one and a half hours to reach. 

Demodara Loop Travel Tips

  • Take a train ride from Ella to Demodara. Once there, quickly make your way past the car park out the station so you can watch the train make a loop.
  • If hiking along the tracks, make sure to look out for trains as there are a lot of bends along the route and you may miss the approaching train. 

How to Reach Demodara Loop

  • By train
  • By car
  • On foot

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  • Demodara Loop Address: Demodara, Sri Lanka, Ella
  • Demodara Loop Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Demodara Loop(preferred time): 06:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Demodara Loop: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 21.58% of people who visit Ella include Demodara Loop in their plan

  • 34.57% of people start their Demodara Loop visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Demodara Loop

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

93.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Demodara Loop

People normally club together Kinellan Tea Factory and Ravana Ella Falls And Ravana Caves while planning their visit to Demodara Loop.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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