Rich in culture, explore the rolling hills of the Sri Lanka Tea Country

We recommend visiting the historic tea plantations in Sri Lanka

A world away from the dusty plains and sunny beaches lies the breathtaking Sri Lanka Tea Country. Stretching through the midsection of the island, the region is famed for its rolling hills, glimmering emerald tea fields and misty mountain ranges. You’ll enjoy the cooler climate while exploring the contoured rows of tea fields, dotted with women deftly plucking leaves and baskets hung across their backs. This is one of the few places left in the world where tea harvesting is still done by hand, making a fabulous addition to a Sri Lanka cultural tour.  

Sri Lanka is also the world’s fourth-largest producer of tea. The first tea plantations were established in Kandy by colonial Britain in the 1860s, so this city is a staple to your Sri Lanka Tea Country tour. Travel through winding lush scenery, strewn with banana palms, trumpet flowers and chattering monkeys swinging through trees. The tropical rainforest gives way to an expanse of glistening tea fields, veiled in an ethereal mist.  

During a tea factory tour in Hatton, you’ll uncover the work that goes into creating the finest cup of tea, from the initial processing to how different types of teas are produced.  Explore the magical forests and waterfalls around Hatton, and hike to the top of Adam’s Peak, a revered pilgrimage site for over a thousand years. You’ll ascend a staircase of 5,500 steps towards enchanting views from the peak. The Tea Country is brimming with rich history and stunning natural scenery and becomes a memorable highlight for any Sri Lanka holiday.  

Your Luxury Tea Country Trip Ideas

The Sri Lanka Tea Country is a must-have addition to any well-rounded Sri Lanka itinerary, as the region is an essential part of Sri Lanka culture. Our Summer Sri Lanka Holiday and Classic Sri Lanka Holiday bring you through the scenic hills of Kandy and Hatton.

Your Luxury Accommodation Options in Tea Country

The Ceylon Tea Trails are an idyllic and exclusive Sri Lanka hotel located amidst the hilltops of Hatton, providing easy access to all the hotspots of the Tea Country. Browse all of our fabulous hotel partners below and decorate your Sri Lanka itinerary with some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. 


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