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The Hill Country

"Up Country" as it is known locally sits at an average altitude of 1890 metres above sea level and is situated at the centre of the Island. A land of eternal spring, misty mountains, winding roads, breathtaking mountain passes, rolling hills carpeted with tea bushes, beautiful waterfalls and lush greenery, are the attractions of this beautiful part of Sri Lanka. A refreshing escape from the tropical heat of the lowlands, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in breathtaking scenery, tea plantation tours, and outdoor activities. Whether trekking through misty mountains, indulging in a cup of freshly brewed Ceylon tea, or exploring charming towns, the hill country offers a unique experience that showcases the natural beauty and serenity of Sri Lanka. 

Our Highlights 

  • Nuwara Eliya

Known as "Little England," Nuwara Eliya is a charming hill station with a cool climate and lush green tea plantations. Visitors can explore beautiful gardens, play golf, visit tea factories, and enjoy scenic walks around Lake Gregory. The area's colonial architecture and rose gardens add to its old-world charm. 

  • Ella 

Nestled amidst misty mountains, Ella is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The town offers stunning vistas, picturesque hikes, and iconic landmarks like the Nine Arch Bridge and Little Adam's Peak. Visitors can take in the panoramic views from spots like Ella Rock and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. 

  • Horton Plains National Park 

This UNESCO World Heritage site is known for its stunning landscapes and biodiversity. The park is home to the striking viewpoint known as World's End, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. Visitors can also explore the beautiful Baker's Falls and encounter unique wildlife species including sambar deer and purple-faced langurs. 

  • Kandy 

While Kandy is not entirely in the hill country, it serves as the gateway to the region. The city is surrounded by lush green hills and is home to Sri Lanka's most sacred temple, the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa). Visitors can explore Kandy's rich cultural heritage, enjoy traditional dance performances, and visit the beautiful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. 

  • Haputale 

Situated on the southern edge of the hill country, Haputale offers stunning panoramic views and picturesque tea estates. The area is known for its hiking trails, including the popular hike to Lipton's Seat, where you can see vast tea plantations spreading out before you.

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