Hill Country Tea Plantations

 

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The hill country in the heart of the island, rises from 3000 ft. to over 8000 ft. will surround you with Velvety green freshness all around.

 

The approach to it, whether by road, orrail, is a journey through narrow passes, deep ravines and Gushing streams. as you travel, you will see the vegetation change from tropical profusion to Gentle sprawling ruber plantations, to cool green hills, the home of Ceylon tea.

 

Tea was first introduced here by the british, who managed to penetrate the islands hill country in The 1800s.they cover rolling hills like soft moss, with bursts of crystal water falla dotting the Verdant vistas.

 

The tea is interspersed with eucalyptus, albesia and other trees. tea-pluckers work on the slopes, Butteafly –like in their colourfulsarees.

 

You would think they make the air afresh every day, to continuously delight the senses with its Spring-like freshness.

 

Wisps of milk-white cloud soften the dark outline of the high rocky crags, and roll down in gentle waves Of mist, atdawn. it’s a land of peace, and silence.

 

The nostalgia of the empire builders is reflected in nuwara-eliya.the town is decorated with Buildings ranging in style from Georgian to queen anne. parks, trout streams, an 18 hole golf course Complete with grose, the post office with the clockspire, the Anglican church with a lychgate , And the hill club, with its hunting prints, stuffed fish and polished oak.

 

Pidurutalagala, the island’s highest peak, is a short treck away, and the breathtaking view is worth The climb. Six miles from the town is an excellent botanical garden, at hakgala.

 

Horton plains, (27 km), is a nature reserve with a charm of its own. Commanding a panoramic view Of the surrounding area it contains rare and beautiful plants and trees and baker’s falls.