The Hill Country of Sri Lanka

The Hill Country of Sri Lanka, offer you a scenic experience that can only be summed up in one word – magic. An array of cascading waterfalls, rolling hills, lush greenery, breathtaking mountains, tea plantations and so much more wait those who embark to experience the mysticism of the Hill Country.These alluring regions are located over 6,000 feet above sea level and remain cool throughout the year. Life in the Hill Country is much more relaxed as opposed to that of the coastal areas. On your holiday here, you will experience absolute serenity away from the hustle of the cities. Treks, walks and camping expeditions are just a few ways you can absorb the aura of these amazing landscapes.

Some of the most important highlights of the Sri Lankan Hill Country are Kandy (Hill Capital), Nuwara Eliya (garden city of Asia), World’s End (the country’s most famous view), Adam’s Peak (most significant religious landmark in Asia), Haggala and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens (presenting the best floral beauty) and towns such as Badualla, Bandarawela, Ella and Hatton. The five main mountain peaks of Sri Lanka, Pidurutalagala (highest peak), Kirigalpotta, Totapola, Samanala and Namunukula are all situated in the Hill Country.

Sri Lanka’s famous export, tea, is produced in this region. When arriving here you will be welcomed by vast stretches of tea plantations. It must be said that Sri Lankan tea, fondly known as Ceylon Tea was one of the first products that put this island under the microscope during the days of the British. Today Sri Lankan tea is undoubtedly one of the best in the world.

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