Tourist attractions in Kandapola – One of the most underrated destinations!

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Kandapola is a scenic village located 13kilometres to the northeast of Nuwara Eliya. The village is surrounded by serene hills that are blanketed by lush tea bushes. The village and its surroundings are also home to a number of Tourist Attractions. Read on to know.

Horton Plains
Horton Plains | Image Credit: Cherubino, Horton Plains National Park 20, CC BY-SA 3.0

Horton Plains

The serene and beautiful Horton plains are located just an hour and a half drive away from Kandapola. The plains are home to a variety of wildlife and have been declared as a protected reserve. Tourists can visit here during daytime and visiting here will certainly be an experience

Vegetable gardens and farms

The village of Kandapola is home to a variety of vegetable gardens and surrounded by farms the like Ambewala and many others. You can visit them with a help of a local tour guide. Also if you are planning your stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya the likes of Heritance Tea Factory, tour arrangements can be made by contacting the reception of your hotel.

Lovers Leap waterfall

Located a twenty-five-minute drive away from the village the waterfall is one of the must-visit places near Kandapola. The view from the top of the waterfall is stunning and will certainly take your breath away. The path to the top is pretty rough so it is advised that you wear appropriate hiking gear.

Gregory Lake

Located between Nuwara Eliya and Kandapola the lake is a popular destination in the region. The banks of the lake have walking and cycling pathways and offer a variety of exciting activities for tourists such as boat rides, jet ski rides, carnivals and so much more.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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