Demodara LoopCurrently Open
- Address: Demodara, Sri Lanka, Ella
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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.
- 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.
- By train
- By car
- On foot
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40.69% of people who visit Ella include Demodara Loop in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
34.57% of people start their Demodara Loop visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Demodara Loop
93.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Demodara Loop
An extraordinary railway track and amazing landscape and underground tunnel exists here, this was built in the time of English ruled the country, local Labor had designed the railway track and the tunnel to avoid natural blocks. But local folks say that the labor was killed by the supervisor.
The station built in 1923 and it is highly popular among local and foreign tourist due to its spiral rail line (also called as circular rail line) at this location (known as 'Demodara Loop’ also known as ‘Demodara Looping the Loop’). Further, it is considered the only loop in the world with a railway station situated perfectly over the tunnel at spiral / circular loop.
Breadthtaking! Such a pleasant experience to take that twisted journey the train is taking on foot. Watch out for trains!!!!
Lovely station. Train goes beneath the station.
Only railway station in the word where a train go exactly beneath the station.. (Demodara Loop)