Pattipola railway summit

Pattipola railway summit

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Pattipola railway summit

Pattipola railway summit is situated in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. It is the 62nd station on the mainline. It has an elevation of 1897.56 kilometers and has a distance of 224 kilometers from Colombo.

About the destination

Pattipola railway summit is situated in the Central Province and lies among Ohiya railway station and Ambewela railway station. The significance of this place is that it is the highest railway station in Sri Lanka since it has an altitude of 1897.5 meters. The station code of the Pattipola railway summit is PPL.

Details of Pattipola railway summit

The Pattipola railway summit has a history that rolls back to 1893. It has only one platform with a second track as a siding loop. Most of the trains that run in the mainline stop at this station as well which includes Udarata Menike and Podi Menike. 

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

Go on McCallum Road and enter the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway from Colombo. Take the exit toward the outer circular expressway and turn right onto Colombo-Kandy road to continue for 11.6 km. Then turn right onto Yakkala-Radawana road and take a slight right onto Nittambuwa – Ruwanwella Road. Then continue onto Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Highway and turn right onto Blackpool-Ambewela-Pattipola-Horton Plain Road. Turn right at Ambewela Junction onto World’s End Road to reach your destination.

From Nuwara Eliya

Head southwest on Wijithapura Rd toward Blackpool – Magasthota Road. Turn left at Pradeep Motors onto Blackpool-Ambewela-Pattipola-Horton Plain Road. Turn right at Ambewela Junction onto World’s End Road to reach your destination.

Featured Image Courtesy of : Buddhika Jayawardana

Other Images Courtesy of : Ajith B Adhikari

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