Hill Country

The Hill Country in Sri Lanka is exceptionally beautiful, with crystal clear waterfalls and tea plantations dotted throughout. The temperature in this region stays cool all year round, in an atmosphere of early morning Spring. Everything is green and lush and the landscape is elevated with layers of grass knolls and jagged waterfalls with dense mountain forest clinging to the upper slopes. The days drift by in the hill country in Sri Lanka with not much to do but drink tea (in abundance) and absorb the serenity and breathtaking walks and views.

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British planters flocked to the hill country following the introduction of tea in 1867 and Nuwara Eliya soon developed into a summer retreat. Railway lines were extended to the southern highlands including Bandarawela. Nuwara Eliya’s British tea planters soon saw the potential of Bandarawela which was then a little-known village hamlet, but became into a popular holiday resort, especially for planters and railway employees. The Hill Country’s magnificent landscapes, cool climate and relaxed lifestyle, continues to attract many local and foreign travellers seeking to escape the daily grind.

Don't Miss

  • Wind past misty mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls
  • Walk through lush green tea plantations, mountainous landscapes and rural villages
  • Stay in a tea planter’s bungalow
  • Take a train journey to the southern highlands
  • Stunning vistas – such as the from Haputale to the south coast on a clear day
  • Take a jeep ride around Horton Plains national park
  • Night-time climb up the sacred Adam’s Peak
  • A round of golf at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

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