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Sri Lanka travel guide

Sri Lanka - The Hill Country (Chapter)

12th Edition Jul 2012

This is the Hill Country chapter from Lonely Planet's Sri Lanka guidebook.

Picture Sri Lanka and you probably picture golden beaches. But there's another side to this island - where mists slowly part to reveal emerald carpets of tea plantations and montane forests clinging to serrated ranges bookended by waterfalls.

  • experience the excitement of elephants, drummers and dancers at the Kandy Esala Perahera
  • maps
  • rattle and roll with Tamil tea pickers on a slowly, slowly train journey from Haputale to Ella
  • transport
  • join devout pilgrims and following flickering torchlight to ascend the sacred heights of Adam's Peak (Sri Pada)
  • restaurants & accommodation


Coverage includes: Colombo to Kandy, Kandy, Around Kandy, East of Kandy, Adam's Peak (Sri Pada), Kitulgala, Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park & World's End, Belihul Oya, Haputale, Bandarawela, Ella, Around Ella, Badulla, Wellawaya, Embilipitiya, Uda Walawe National Park and Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

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