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Tea Plantations

Visit Sri Lanka's Tea Plantations

Introduction

There's something as restorative about the sight of tea plantations in Sri Lanka as the drink itself. Perhaps it's the serenity of the scene - lush stretches of gentle green, broken only by the vivid colours of the saris worn by the pickers, a glimpse of gold here, amethyst there. The first tea sapling was introduced to Sri Lanka by Scottish planter James Taylor in 1867 and the tea industry has flourished ever since. Vast plantations cover the Central Highlands, hugging the hills, lining every contour, seemingly until they reach the very edge of the mountains.

Luxury cottages and resorts have sprung up alongside the tea, providing great bases from which to explore this glorious landscape. There are scenic walking trails, cycling routes wind their way through the rolling hills, and nearby is the lofty Adam's Peak, just waiting to be climbed. The scenic town of Kandy is close enough to explore too, a World Heritage Site and one of the most revered Buddhist places in Sri Lanka. Even closer is the historic hill station town of Nuwara Eliya, the highest town in Sri Lanka.

Many tea factories are open for guided tours, and for tastings of Ceylon tea. Adding a trip to the plantations lends a different perspective to a holiday in Sri Lanka, and provides a cool alternative to the heat of the lowlands.

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Best of Sri Lanka

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,425 pp

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From sweeping tea plantations to UNESCO-listed treasures and the wildlife of the Yala National Park, spend two memorable weeks exploring the history, culture and beaches of this Indian Ocean gem, a land of smiles that's long made it a travellers' favourite.

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Best of Sri Lanka

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,425 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £260 pp
Book by: 02 October 2017

From sweeping tea plantations to UNESCO-listed treasures and the wildlife of the Yala National Park, spend two memorable weeks exploring the history, culture and beaches of this Indian Ocean gem, a land of smiles that's long made it a travellers' favourite.

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Top places to stay in Tea Plantations

Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton

Small & intimate lodge

There is something truly special about Ceylon Tea Trails. Tucked away in the interior of Sri Lanka amid the spectacular Golden Valley of Tea, Bogawantalawa Valley, it feels as if you are escaping the world in Sri Lanka's first and only Relais and Chateaux property.

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Where to go in Tea Plantations

Hatton

Hatton itself, as a town, is not especially inspiring, but it serves its purpose well, as a gateway into glorious surroundings of ravines and valleys, waterfalls and rivers. Set at the heart of Sri Lanka's tea plantations, it acts as a base for visitors en route to Adam's Peak, the historic Hill St…

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is otherwise known as ‘city of light'. It's a good name for Sri Lanka's highest and coolest town, a hill station in a picturesque landscape, where the air is sharp and the light is golden.

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