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

Interests

  • Landscape

Highlights

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

Places to Stay

Mandira Dick Oya Bungalow

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.

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Tea Trails Bungalows

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.

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Activities in Hatton

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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