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Sri Lanka holidays 'are stunning'

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30 November 2009

People embarking on a Sri Lanka holiday should make sure they visit the hill country, one travel commentator has suggested.

Ankie Renique, writing for Suite 101, stated that the region rises from 3,000 ft to over 8,000 ft in some places, with "velvety green freshness all year round".

"The vegetation changes from tropical profusion to gentle sprawling rubber plantations, fragrant spice gardens, to cool emerald hills, carpeted by the world famous 'Ceylon Tea'," she stated.

According to Ms Renique, tea was first introduced into the area in the 1800s by the British and has since spread across the hills, with tea-pluckers working the slopes wearing traditional saris and Tamil gold jewellery.

Adventure seekers should take a trip to Pidurutalagala - Sri Lanka's highest peak - which is a short trek from Nuwara Eliya, she added.

Travel journalist for the Daily Telegraph Charles Starmer-Smith recently commented that British tourism in Sri Lanka is beginning to pick up, with a 16 per cent increase in the number of people visiting this year compared to 2008.

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