The tea grown in the fertile soil of the picturesque Sri Lankan mountains is world famous, not surprising when you consider Sri Lanka used to be known as Ceylon.
The tea plantations which produce the leaf are a magnet for tea lovers and anyone who is interested in the colonial history of Sri Lanka or enjoys stunning landscape views.
The surrounding countryside is a vivid green, due in part to the high amount of rainfall the area experiences. As you drive through the dramatic mountain landscape you’ll see plenty of waterfalls, Ramboda Falls 30km from Nuwara Eliya is very impressive.
Situated a mile above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is the capital of the tea industry and retains much of the colonial feel, it makes for the perfect starting point for a visiting a Sri Lankan tea plantation . Tea estates dominate the landscape and you’ll travel through acres upon acres of tea plantations, terraced on the green hills, before you reach the town of Nuwara Eliya.