THE HILL COUNTRY, SRI LANKA

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Hatton and Nuwara Eliya are at the heart of Sri Lanka's tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya was created by the British during colonial times and as a result, the homes in the area are very English in style, with manicured lawns and Georgian architecture. The lush green countryside extends for miles across the hills and no visit to the region is complete without a visit to one of the many tea estates.


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Best time to be there

During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.

Fly to

Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)

flying time

10 hours non-stop

time difference

GMT +6 hours

Visas

Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Uncovering the secrets of Sri Lanka

Nights: 17 | from £4,995pp

This indepth journey of Sri Lanka takes in the all the key attractions including the Cultural Triangle, visit historic Kandy before heading to the tea... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Family Sri Lanka

Nights: 14 | from £2,995pp

A magical 14 night family trip to Sri Lanka where you’ll enjoy the beaches of Sri Lanka's southwest coast and visit Polonnaruwa by bike. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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An Introduction to Sri Lanka

Nights: 8 | from £3,217pp

This journey takes in the key sites of Sri Lanka, combining history and culture. This short itinerary can be extended to include wildlife or time on the... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Sri Lanka

Nights: 13 | from £2,475pp

The tear-drop isle is ideal for a two-week trip – that’s enough time to pack in ancient forts and temples, world-class wild-life, hill walks, historic... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Sri Lanka

Nights: 8 | from £1,995pp

This journey takes in the key sites of Sri Lanka, combining history and culture. This short itinerary can be extended to include wildlife or time on the... Find out more

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

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Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton

Built between 1890 and 1939 each bungalow is unique, but they all combine classical and contemporary styles offering a taste of gracious living complete... Find out more

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Heritance Tea Factory

Heritance Tea Factory is located high on a hill 2 kms above sea level and has 360 degree dramatic views of the tea plantations and surrounding countryside.... Find out more

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Kirchhayn Bungalow, Bandarawela

Kirchhayn Bungalow is a beautiful colonial bungalow that has been owned by the same family since it was built. Each suite boasts a beautifully ornate... Find out more

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Warwick Gardens, Nuwara Eliya

Warwick Gardens was built in the 1880s and has been lovingly restored to a boutique private house for travelers to book on an individual basis or perfect... Find out more

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Our driver Sidney was excellent, first class. There should be more people in this world like him. He was calm, patient and understanding. On top of having a superb knowledge of the history of Sri Lanka, excellent driving skills and wonderful suggestions for how best to spend our time it was also the little things that really made our trip.

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