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Must Visit Places to Visit in Hill Country 

Hill Country is a Great Place to Enjoy the Scenic views in Sri Lanka

The beautiful mountains, waterfalls, tea plantations and breathtaking views make hill country Sri Lanka a must place to visit. No matter you are a nature lover, someone who loves heritage/history, adventure or even you are intention to visit hill country to relax, hill country in Sri Lanka is a place naturally designed to fit in to any person’s needs.


Where to Visit in Hill Country Sri Lanka


Kandy which is the gateway to the hill country in Sri Lanka, is a beautiful historic city which is situated 500m above the sea level which is built around a beautiful and famous Kandy lake. An evening walk is a great and ideal way to explore this beautiful city. Kandy is also a UNESCO world heritage site which accounts for a proud rich history. The most popular tourist attraction in Kandy sis the Dalada Maligawa which is also known as the Temple of Tooth.

Once a year, in July or August, the Kandy Esala Perahera begins and this a spectacular event which admired by many locals and tourists around the world. The Kandy Esala Perahera can be identified as the most popular event happening in the hill country.

No matter you plan to travel by road or train, there are amazing scenery which awaits to offer you an unforgettable experience.

See Also : Sample Kandy Itinerary


Nuwara-Eliya is known to be Sri Lanka’s highest town which a popular tourist attraction in hill country Sri Lanka. Nuwara-Eliya is still called the “Little England” and once was a very popular place during British Colonial times. The Haggala Botanical Gardens can be identified as one of the best places to visit in Nuwara-Eliya. The 18 hole golf course makes Nuwara-Eliya a perfect place situated within hill country Sri Lanka and also provides you with excellent Golfing opportunities.

Other places to explore in Hill Country Sri Lanka

The Tea Plantations

Sri Lankan tea is recognized as the best tea in the world. So why not explore these tea plantations which are grown in the heart of the hill country in Sri Lanka. You will see women dressed in colourful sarees plucking tea and assembling them in baskets. Tea is one of the main products exported from Sri Lanka while tea was introduced by the British in the 19th century. So, don’t forget to visit a tea factory to see how all tea leaves are transformed in to drinking tea. Most of the tea factories will give you the opportunity taste the finest Sri Lankan tea.

Horton Plains

Horton Plains is situated 28KM south of Nuwara-Eliya which can be recommended as a must visit place in hill country Sri Lanka. Horton Plains is situated at an elevation over 2,000m and also a place to view some of the best villages in Sri Lanka.

Hill country Sri Lanka is a place where it offers a range of activities. Horton place will offer amazing views with beautiful waterfalls and if you like a bit of an adventure to your holiday in Sri Lanka, why not do some rock climbing? The best way recommended to view Horton Plains in by foo however if interested, there is also the opportunity explore Horton Plains using a Jeep.

We, Sri Lanka Holiday Ideas believes that Hill Country Sri Lanka is a place you must plan as part of your holiday to Sri Lanka. Visit Places to Visit in Sri Lanka to learn more about tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.




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