The sun spills in through the cool morning fog, the tea plantations, and its colonial past. To the south of Sri Lanka’s hill country lies the town of Bandarawela. Strategically surrounded by hiking trails, tea estates, waterfalls and breath-taking colonial structures here are four places to visit in Bandarawela.
Hike through the plains
Criss-crossed by trails for some of Sri Lanka’s most stunning views, Bandarawela is just under two hours and 45 km away from the Horton Plains National Park. Hike through wild grasslands and undisputed thick forests across this 12. 2 sq. smi plateau. The plateau ends with a ridge rock that drops down 900 meters, popularly known as the World’s End.
Take to the Tea Trails
Glimpse into Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its current another must-see in Bandarawela are the tea trails that are in the area such as the infamous Lipton’s Seat.
Little Adams Peak
Take a train from Bandarawela that goes past the iconic nine arches bridge to Ella and hike through to Little Adams peak which is claimed to be the world’s most picturesque route. The train station is at a centralized location 750 meters away from Bandarawela Hotel for those hoping to stay within the city.
This tranquil sanctuary is a walk through a vegetation unique to the central region of the country where the climate is much cooler than what is expected as with Colombo and throughout the island.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.