THE HILL COUNTRY
A drive from the sweltering coastal lowlands, gradually leaving behind the rubber plantations and paddy fields, takes you to the cool, green, lush hillsides of the South Central Up Country. Here tea plantations clothe the lower mountain slopes, almost brushing your passing car, and the often mist shrouded mountain tops call you higher, higher, to their craggy tops. Trekking to World’s End and Norton Plains near Nuwara Eliya, or in the Knuckles Range in the Matale – Kandy area, will reveal the splendour of Sri Lanka’s endemic bird population, rare plants, shy animals and reptiles as well as the unrivalled vistas and waterfalls that tumble down to the valleys below.
The royal city of Kandy, nestled on the verdant hills, with its sacred Temple of the Tooth . . . . [ More here ]