Hill Country

Beyond the island's ubiquitous beaches lies another side of Sri Lanka, far more temperate in climate and altogether different in character. The hill country historically was where the colonial plantations began, first coffee and subsequently tea. This melding of different cultures gives the area a unique complexion, which is architecturally distinct, historically fecund and brimming with all sorts of cultural curiosities.

Hill Country — Hill Country

Haputale Sri Lanka

Haputale Sri Lanka

Haputale’s exquisite location makes the town an excellent setting for some laid back relaxation or even exploring the surrounding countryside,...

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Bandarawela Sri Lanka

Bandarawela Sri Lanka

Bandarawela is the second-largest town in the Badulla district and is an important center for trade and agriculture in the...

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Ella Sri Lanka

Ella Sri Lanka

For yeas the little village of Ella on the Colombo-Badulla railway line remained one of the island’s best kept secrets....

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Badulla Sri Lanka

Badulla Sri Lanka

Badulla marks the south eastern boundary of the hill country and its strategic location, along with the provinces excellent whether...

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Horton Plains Sri Lanka

Horton Plains Sri Lanka

The park is a protected natural reserve located 2,100–2,300 meters above sea level, consisting primarily of wild grasslands interspersed with...

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Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

The area is one of the island’s most temperate regions and was founded by Samuel Baker the famous explorer of...

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Gampola Sri Lanka

Gampola Sri Lanka

Gampola located within the Kandy district, is an important landmark of culture and history, in fact the town was once...

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Pinnawala Sri Lanka

Pinnawala Sri Lanka

Pinnawala is just rural enough to have retained its organic character, remaining mostly unchanged, yet easily accessible from surrounding areas,...

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Kandy Sri Lanka

Kandy Sri Lanka

Kandy is one of the island’s most important cities, having served as the last capital of the kings and then...

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Knuckles Sri Lanka

Knuckles Sri Lanka

The Knuckles Mountain Range found in central Sri Lanka lies between Kandy and Matale. The range gets its name due...

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