Demodara Loop167 Votes Currently Open
- 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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21.58% 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