The ‘Ella Odyssey’ inter-city luxury train between Colombo and Badulla which operates on weekends began on Saturday. This train has been launched according to the instructions of the Minister of Transport, Highways and Mass Media, Dr. Bandula Gunawardena. The journey to Badulla, which is considered as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, is a top tourist attraction in the country. Accordingly, the new luxury train ‘Ella Odyssey’ will leave Colombo Fort at 5.30 am every Saturday and is scheduled to reach Badulla at 3.55 pm. During the journey the train will stop at interesting sightseeing spots including St. Clair Falls, Great Western Railway Station, Elgin Falls, Pattipola Summit Level, Idalgashinna Railway Station, Demodara 9-Arch Bridge, and Demodara Bridge and tunnel. Minister Gunawardena also joined the maiden journey of the ‘Ella Odyssey’ on Saturday.