Though an air of peace and calm may reign over the mountains, there are plenty of activities even nearby to keep you busy, for the ‘up country’ is as rich and varied as the tea it is famed for. The unique sights and sounds of colourful festivals, ancient places of historical interest, and a wealth of traditions from diverse cultures are all yours to experience first-hand.
Many colonial landmarks also abound – the historic Darawala club, and the beautiful Warleigh church for instance. The nearby towns and villages, temples and shrines offer a novel cultural experience too. If you get tired of exploring you can opt for a time of quiet meditation with a Yoga session or indulge in some in-room spa therapy treatment to sooth the aches away.
Try out some awesome rides off the beaten track with amazing scenery to inspire you to peddle on. Two routes are marked from each bungalow:
Trail 1 – 5km to 10km (Easy)
Trail 2 – 10km to 30km (Challenging). Take them on your own or with our Naturalist guide.
Whether you are an experienced hiker or just want a quiet walk exploring the scenery, we have some perfect trails for you. Two standard routes are planned and marked out from each bungalow:
Trail 1 – 2km to 5km (Easy)
Trail 2 – 5km to 12km (Challenging) Our Naturalist guide can accompany you if you wish, or you can set off on your own too.
Thrills and spills await you! Ride the rapids of Kitulgala River and watch the forest and villages go by as you paddle the calm stretches. We provide transport, guide, entrance tickets and refreshments to get your energy back after all that action.
Two adventures, one unforgettable ride. Ride over the mountains, and ride back by train. Our Naturalist guide will be with you throughout the trail.
Option 1: Hatton – Watawala by train back to bungalow by bike. Train starts 07.00am, train journey approx. 30 minutes.
Option 2: Hatton – Thalawakele by train back to bungalow by bike. Train starts 07.00am, train journey approx. 40 minutes. We provide transport, train tickets and snack.
Discover your surroundings and our plantation bungalows. Walk with our Naturalist guide from one bungalow to another for lunch and on to the other for high tea.
Our vehicle will bring you safely back in time for a well-earned dinner.
There is no better way to learn the true art of tea than a tea experience tour. Our expert guide will take you around the plantation, the factory and you can even pluck your own two leaves and bud if you wish to.
Take some longer journeys to explore the wonderful diversity of Sri Lanka’s ‘Up Country’. Choose from our standard excursions to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Adam’s Peak and Horton Plains or talk to us about creating your own…
A BEAUTIFUL OLD COLONIAL RESIDENCE THAT WAS HOME TO PLANTERS IN THE DAYS OF BRITISH RULE, IT IS NOW A LUXURIOUS RETREAT WHO WISH TO RELIVE THE PAST ON AN AUTHENTIC JOURNEY TO DAYS GONE BY