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 — National Parks

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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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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