Hill Country Visit Introduction
Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the central province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. And famous kandy Asela Perehara add more glamour to the rich city.
Sri Lanka is blessed with over one hundred waterfalls. The tallest is the Bambarakande Falls which cascades down 263 metres like liquid light. And majestic “St.Clairs” falls are close to the main road from Avissawella to Nuwara-Eliya, also Baker’s waterfall, lakshapana, Ravana ella, Devon waterfall are among the picturesque views in hill country.
As renowned worldwide, Ceylon tea is one of Sri Lanka’s primary exports. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high-quality tea. As many as 28 different grades of Ceylon tea are produced at plantations across the island, from the country’s biggest tea-growing region in hill country.
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine is decorated with religious figures. And Horton Plains covered by montane grassland and cloud forest enrich with high biodiversity.
Ella to Nanu Oya Train Journey
Taking the train from Nanu Oya to Ella is the most famous stretch of train travel in Sri Lanka, and is nearly a tourist attraction in itself. The train powers up through Sri Lanka’s southern hill country, through the tea plantations, into the clouds and then weaves in and out of the many mountain tunnels as it descends to reach Ella.