Exploring the Enchanting Hill Country

With lush tea plantations, towering mountains, and cascading waterfalls, Kandy is a gateway for some of the most unique sights in Sri Lanka. A tour of Kandy and its surrounding hills promises a mesmerizing experience, and here’s a journey through this enchanting region.

Kandy – The Cultural Gem

Start your tour in Kandy itself, often referred to as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Vacations in Kandy aren’t completed without a visit to the iconic Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses a sacred relic of the Buddha. The temple’s architecture and serene surroundings are awe-inspiring.

Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Garden | Image by Koshy Koshy via flickr, CC BY 2.0 DEED

Just a short drive from Kandy lies the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens. Explore its vast collection of exotic plants, giant trees, and beautifully landscaped lawns. Don’t miss the Avenue of Royal Palms and the orchid house.

Scenic Train Ride to Ella

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, consider taking a scenic train journey from Kandy to Ella. This incredible route winds through acres of tea plantations, mist-covered hills, and picturesque villages, offering stunning photo opportunities along the way. Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure!

Horton Plains National Park

A visit to the Horton Plains National Park is a must. Hike to the World’s End viewpoint, a sheer cliff with a 4,000-foot drop that offers stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape. The park is also home to diverse wildlife and you can experience all these with additional guidance via the services of travel agencies such as Walkers Tours.