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Immersive Experiences in Sri Lanka’s Tea Country
Experience the very best of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Visit tea plantations that grow world famous Ceylon Tea, explore historical and cultural places in Kandy, take an exhilarating train ride to Ella, trek through forest reserves home to endemic wildlife or take a Sri Lankan cooking class offered by locals and savour our delectable local delicacies.
Visits to churches, temples and kovils
Explore old stone churches built during the British colonial era, brightly painted Hindu kovils and temples emanating fragrances of incense and camphor, that are nestled in small towns among the pine forests and tea fields of the mountainous central highlands.
Visits to farms
Treat yourself to freshly plucked strawberries, visit the Ambewela dairy farm and taste highland milk or visit some of the colorful vegetable farms of the central highlands for a unique perspective on the local food and flavours of the area.
Cooking classes hosted by hotels & guest houses
Impress your friends at your next dinner party by learning how to cook traditional and authentic Sri Lankan rice and curry with the help of locals.
Birding in this region is exceptional for highland species and endemics such as yellow-eared bulbul, Sri Lanka white-eye, and pied thrush. Migratory species such as Indian pita, Kashmir flycatcher and forest wagtail can also seen here during the winter months.
A round of Golf at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Play a round of golf in one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia founded by the British planters who cultivated the first tea plantations in the Nuwara Eliya district.
A glass of Ceylon white tea.
Visits to tea factories
Visit tea factories in the central highlands where you can take a tour of tea plantations, learn about the history of tea, see 19th century tea processing machinery, and sample some of the best high-grown Ceylon tea.
Picturesque train rides
Breathe in the cool, crisp mountain air as you journey across foggy tea plantations, old pine forests, and charming mountain towns towards the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country on some of the most scenic train rides in the world.
Rafting or Canoeing
Kayak or canoe past the pockets of tiny islands that float on the Castlereigh reservoir or float along Lake Gregory to experience Sri Lank’s central highlands from a unique perspective.
Visit to National Parks & wildlife sanctuaries
Explore the variety of ecosystems of Sri Lanka’s central highlands and learn about the endemic plants and wildlife that inhabit these forested areas.
Waterfall excursions
Go off the beaten path and dip into the fresh, icy waters of the gushing waterfalls coming straight out of the central highlands of Sri Lanka including Bambarakanda, Laxapana, Diyaluma and Ravana falls.
Visits to planter’s clubs
Step back in time to a bygone era at one of the many planters clubs housed in colonial bungalows and buildings.