Demodara Railway Station

Demodara Railway Station

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Demodara Railway Station

Demodara Railway Station is situated in the Badulla district in Sri Lanka. Both the Demodara Railway and tunnel is referred to as the Demodara loop. This rail line travels around a spiral loop and comes out a tunnel which is located precisely underneath the Demodara train station.

About the destination

Demodara Railway Station is the only spiral loop in the world. It is the third last station on the mainline. Both the Udarata Menike and Podi Menike express trains stop at this station. It is 912.5 meters above sea level. It is considered an engineering marvel that was constructed during colonial times in the country.

The Demodara loop

Demodara Railway Station is famous for its unique Demodara loop. The rail line passes under itself and then goes around the loop which finally goes beneath the Demodara Railway Station. The rail loop is about 900 meters long and the tunnel is 320 meters in length. Folklore states that the idea came by observing a supervisor in a tea estate unfasten and retie his turban.

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

You have to take Colombo – Katunayake Expressway. Then take the Southern Expressway. Follow Colombo – Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Highway, Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway, and drive to your destination in Demodara.

From Badulla

Take Keppetipola Road to Bandarawela Road. Follow Bandarawela – Badulla Rd to Demodera – Spring Valley – Badulla Road. Follow Demodera – Spring Valley – Badulla Road and drive to your destination

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Open 24/7

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