Kalaw Railway Station
Kalaw is formerly a British hill station town and now is more or
less the frontier of the tribal rich Shan Plateau. Its cool climate
is invigorating after the stifling heat of the central plains. It is
two-hour drive away from Inle Lake and one-hour from Heho.
If one fancies overnight trekking for two to three days on Shan mountains,
you can start the journey from Kalaw toward Inle Lake. This would provide
with a nice mixture of hard and light trek with good sun and shade.
For the train lovers, taking a morning train from Shwe Nyaung, a
small train-station-town near Inle Lake and getting off getting off
at the old colonial station in Kalaw would be a nostalgic experience.