This is a calf-stretching hike divided into two sections: the first shorter trail takes you from Galaha to Deltota and the second from Deltota to Loolkandura.
Begin your journey at Galaha, a charming town nestled in the hills of the central highlands. Walk through the beautiful Deltota Estate on estate roads, past an old kovil, and over mountains. Prepare yourself for lots of twists and turns as you approach Deltota, a typical hill country town with a lively market that serves as a wonderful pit stop to fuel up on snacks of local fruits.
From Deltota you will walk in the shade of giant pine trees, but keep an eye out for leeches, especially during the rainy season.
The trail passes by Loolkandura Estate, the first tea plantation in Sri Lanka established in 1867 by Scotsman James Taylor, often referred to as the ‘father of Ceylon tea’. Continue along tea trails where you will walk through some of the most scenic tea bushes with views that include a massive rock formation and tropical rainforests. The stage ends in Loolkandura.