The landscapes of Sri Lanka from coast to peak are nothing short of spectacular. With dramatic and inspiring terrain that boasts scenery with stunning views, the Hill Country is unparalleled.
Mist shrouded mountains, rolling tea plantations, cascading waterfalls and quaint hill top villages rising over 2500 metres, are just some of the gems of the enchanting hill country.
The Tea Country is home to lush terraced hills blanketed in emerald fields of green tea interrupted only by splashes of colour from local Tamil women’s saris.
Visit a tea factory to see how the leaves are crushed and fermented or stay in one of the atmospheric hotels – lovingly restored tea planters bungalows or a converted tea factory. Sipping tea on your hotel verandah whilst taking in the spectacular lush views will feel both brilliantly familiar and exotically different.
Whether it’s the train ride or the road trip you take to reach Nuwara Eliya, the route is guaranteed to be scenic.
The high mountains, river, waterfalls and iconic locations will amaze through the journey. Touted as ‘Little England’, the cooler clime and the island’s favourite hill station are as incredible as the journey itself.
One of the smallest but biologically diverse countries in Asia, Sri Lanka is listed by Conservation International as one of the world’s 34 official “Biodiversity Hotspots”.
The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is one of the islands extraordinary tropical rainforests that stretches for 30km. The 7th Unesco World Heritage Site at the southern edge of the hill country, teems with jungle life and rewards visitors with towering trees, lush vegetation and spectacular forest vistas.
One of the most beautiful train rides in the world.
The train routes in Sri Lanka are some of the most beautiful in the world and are unmissable. A train through the hill country is impossible scenic and snakes through thick verdant jungles and emerald rolling tea plantations. Stopping at picturesque stations and crossing bridges such at the colossal Nine-Arch bridge at Ella that is a spectacular feats of engineering.