Tucked away about 2,000 metres above sea level in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is an idyllic escape in the hills and is also one of the country’s best known areas for growing tea. Those planning to visit this region, while also taking in the breathtaking beauty it has to offer can make use of an air taxi Sri Lanka that will provide stunning aerial views. Featuring a modern fleet of Sri lanka Air Taxi Service, Cinnamon Air is one such company which provides air services to a variety of destinations including Kandy which is an ideal base from which to head up to Nuwara Eliya.
Known as “Little England” due to its cool weather, colonial structures and old world charm, Nuwara Eliya boasts some of the island’s finest tea plantations. Dotting the countryside and covering hillside slopes in a blanket of lush green, tea bushes are a common sight here. Tea production dates back to the late 19th century when the British introduced this crop variety to the country. The high elevation of Nuwara Eliya proved to be perfect for the growing of tea and the resulting crops provided a truly aromatic and rich product which came to be known the world over as Ceylon Tea. Some plantations offer tours that let you walk amidst the tea bushes, visit the factory and even sample the tea, making for a truly unforgettable adventure in the hills.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.