Hi, I am a bit confused about the best options for my wife and I to travel by train from Nanu Oya to Ella on the 19th March.
We would prefer to travel in the Observation carriage or a second class carriage. We love the idea of travelling in a train through the beautiful scenery in a train with open windows, perhaps an area to stand outside and journey alongside locals - but I would very much prefer to have seats.
I have read conflicting train times on Seat 61 and the Sri Lankan government train site. Should trust the government site? Which means the train with an Observation carriage on the 19th March is at 15.55 and arrives at Ella at 18.22 – Would it be dark by the end of the journey?
Can we book seats in a second class carriage for this journey either on this train or another train that day?
Lastly, If we do book seats in the Observation carriage can we book two of the four best seats or is it first come first served?