things to do

  • Arts & crafts
  • Adam's Peak
  • Ayurveda
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Camping
  • Elephant Orphanage
  • Festivals
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horton Plains NP
  • Kandy
  • Knuckles mountains
  • Tea plantations
  • Temples
  • Temple of the tooth
  • Wilderness treks
  • White-water Rafting

location: central highlands

A highlight of any trip: tea plantations, rainforests, the ancient city of Kandy, gem stone mining to name but a few.

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central higlands

The Sri Lankan highlands enhance the country's richly-varied landscape. Only a few hours from the coast, here is a land of rushing waterfalls, plunging ravines and tea estates clinging precariously to steep hillsides.
The highlands offer excellent hiking and a natural setting for holiday activities. Adam's Peak is renowned for it's hiking and majestic views across the surrounding countryside. Watching the sunrise from it's peak is something not to be missed. Lovers of train travel will also be enchanted by the Sri Lankan highlands, where it is regarded as one of the finest train journeys in the world. The journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, and onwards to Ella, is regarded by some as one of the top ten train rides in the world. Ella is perhaps the best place if you are looking to unwind and enjoy small walks. The beautifully bleak plateau of Horton Plains, more than 6,500ft above sea level, overlooked by the mountains of Pattipola and Thotopola where waterfalls abound. Kithulgala will offer Rafting and unforgettable Stays in Nature friendly resorts and Campsites.
Then of course there is the glorious city of Kandy - home of the tooth of Buddha and a long standing favorite for tourists. A trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete with visiting this beautiful city, nestled in the mountains.

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