In striking contrast to the warm, tropical beaches below, Sri Lanka’s Tea Country boasts mountain streams, bright emerald-green tea plantations, cascading waterfalls, and abundant Cyprus and eucalyptus trees. This unique part of the country has a cool, temperate climate nearly 2000 metres above sea level and offers up breath taking scenic views. Trek through beautiful tea estates and sleepy rural villages, enjoy picturesque train rides, pay a pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak - one of Sri Lanka’s holiest sites, and go on game drives in the magical, misty climes of Hortons Plains national park.
Colonial tea plantation bungalows and boutique hotels provide some of the country’s best accommodation and the pretty city of Nuwara Eliya deserves special mention. Colonised by the British in the early 19th Century, this important tea town maintains its colonial feel, with charming and well-kept landscaped gardens and some lovely places to stay.