Kandy & The Tea Country

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT KANDY & THE TEA COUNTRY

Kandy, full of traditional bustling markets and small antique shops, it offers more of a relaxed atmosphere than Colombo and after dusk the city seems to come to a complete stop. Travel by train to the cooler climes of the Tea Country and stay on a working estate or treat yourself to Ceylon Tea Trails.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT KANDY AND THE TEA COUNTRY

The central highlands and its beautiful surroundings are an essential stopping point for those travellers exploring this marvellously lush country. Whether it is to visit the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage or to lose oneself in the attractive Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, this region offers more than just vast expansive tea plantations and mountainside hugging, montane forests. It has a fascinating history which dates back to colonial times.

Over the past few years development has allowed a variety of accommodations and restaurants to flourish. The best place to stay is the elegant Kandy House where guests may be joined by chatty monkeys and exotic birds during their morning Sri Lankan coffee on the terrace and the peaceful Ceylon Tea Trails.

  • Roses and orchids in Peradeniya’s Botanical Gardens
  • Spend time at the Millennium Elephant Orphanage
  • A pooja at the Temple of the Tooth
  • Take the train journey to the southern highlands
  • Visit a working plantation as it starts its day – still home to tea workers and their families.

 BEYOND THE ORDINARY

 Start in the dark but reach the sacred Adams Peak at dawn. 

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