Nuwara Eliya | Hatton | Haputale | Ella
- Tea plantation
- Cloud forest
- Old “British” Ceylon
- Plantation bungalows
The ‘Hill Country’ or “Up Country” is terms broadly used to describe the mountainous regions of the center of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s tea-growing hills offer breathtaking landscapes and the hilly slopes are carpeted by tea plantations which creates a distinct aroma on mixing with fresh air. The climate in the hills reminds of a hot English summer Hot during the day and nice and cool at night. Hill station of Sri Lanka called Little England then was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket.
Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. With a picturesque landscape and temperate climate, it is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft.) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. Haputale, perched at the southern edge of the Hill Country with an elevation of 1431 m (4695 ft.) above the sea level. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. Bandarawela a big town, has a mild weather condition throughout the year. Bandarawela town, tinted with a colonial past resting among lush forestation has found its niche among its visitors as a base for eco-tourism. Ella a small village located high in the mountains blessed with some of the most beautiful views; this sleepy village is nestled in a valley peering straight through Ella Gap to the plain nearly 1000m below. Ella is surrounded by hills perfect for walks through tea plantations to temples and waterfalls, the famous nine arch bridge and the mini adams peak located here.