Meaning the ‘City of Lights, Hatton is built at 1900 meters above sea level, amidst lush vegetation. It was the favorite hill station of the colonial British tea planters. This area is famed for its tea plantations, cascading waterfalls and its colonial buildings many resembling old English cottages. It is also home to Asia’s oldest golf course which the city is built around.


  • Adam’s Peak
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve
  • Tea Plantations

 Places to stay


Mandira Dick Oya Bungalow

Hotel Style: Boutique

Mandira Dick Oya Bungalow is a refurbished colonial period planterメs bungalow situated on the picturesque slopes of the Dickoya Tea Estate, with Castle Reigh Lake a ten minute drive away.  See Hotel

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Tea Trails Bungalows

Hotel Style: Homestay

Nestled among the hills of the Dikoya region in central Sri Lanka at over 5000 feet above sea level is Ceylon Tea Trails, four classic colonial era bungalows boasting spectacular location, butler service and fine cuisine.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Tea Plantation Visit

Tea lovers can enjoy an insightful experience with an hour long visit to a tea plantation and factory that is known for producing some of the world’s famous Ceylon Tea. During the visit, you will observe how meticulous the quality control and grading techniques are. The steps involved in the different stages of the manufacturing process is also explained. The spotlight of your visit is, of course, the tasting of fresh tea of varying graded qualities. What more can you ask for than a perfectly brewed cup of pure Ceylon tea at its source?


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