A soothing atmosphere, foggy mountain peaks, and scenic waterfalls, makes ‘The Hill Country’ a fabulous place in Sri Lanka. It is a perfect holiday destination to admire beauty at its best. Enjoy a peaceful and cosy time with your friends and family in the country side. Check out its top four attractions.
Dambatenne Tea Factory
Be a part of the tea making process amidst the sylvan surrounds of the Dambatenne Tea Factory. Observe the interesting stages in tea making such as fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and grading of tea. You may also be rewarded with a cup of fresh tea prepared right at the factory. This place is situated at Haputale-Dambethanna Road, Haputale, Sri Lanka. While the description of tea making may sound mechanical and mundane, most travellers visiting this place are full of praise about the trip.
Kandy Tour is perhaps one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka. This place is especially famous for Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian Elephants. Besides going on elephant rides in the countryside, you can also feed and bathe the jumbos. En-route, don’t miss the Ayurvedic Herbal Spice Garden and get a chance to learn about Ayurvedic medicine. Also stop over at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Later you can enjoy your lunch at the Kandy Restaurant.
Adam’s Peak stuns the onlooker and is revered as a significant point of worship. It is believed that the enormous mark here is the footprint of Adam. Alternately, some believe that it is The Buddha’s footprint. In fact, people of different faiths attribute it to different divine figures. The way up Adam’s Peak is usually made during night so that one reaches the top by dawn. At dawn, the views are simply exhilarating. Chances of cloud formation are low, thus ensuring fabulous views. One may even spot the peak’s mysterious shadow.
World’s End is a sheer cliff, with a drop of about approximately 4,000 feet. It is located in Horton Plains National Park of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Ranked as one of the most visited parts of Horton Plains National Park, it is a prime tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and welcomes thousands of visitors on weekends and holidays. A short distance away, there is a smaller cliff known as Small World’s End. It has a 1,000 feet drop.