Day 01 - Bentota > Nuwara Eliya
Start your journey at 0600 hrs from your hotel in Bentota. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed to Nuwara Eliya, then check in at the hotel. (Travel Time – 4 to 4 ½ hrs)
After resting up at the hotel after the long drive, visit a Tea Factory and get a guided tour through a Tea Estate and learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea. (Travel Time – 30 mins to 1 hr)
Visit a Tea Factory and a plantation where you would see how the world’s famous “Ceylon Tea” is manufactured. In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. James Taylor was a British citizen who introduced commercial tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). He arrived in Sri Lanka in 1852 and settled down in Loolecondera estate in Kandy. Today even people who have never heard of Sri Lanka are familiar with Ceylon tea, which is known for its quality.
Thereafter, proceed to the Nuwara Eliya town. (Travel Time – 30 to 45 mins)
Later, you will visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post-office as you purchase an inexpensive and colourful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.
On completion return to the hotel and rest for the night.
Day 02 - Nuwara Eliya > Horton Plains > Bentota
Early in the morning proceed to Horton Plains National Park to go on a lovely hike in the National Park. (Travel Time – 50 to 60 mins)
Visit the beautiful Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, with its montane grasslands and cloud forests. Enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of World's End and the cooling sprays from Baker's Falls. Catch glimpses of the many endemic faunae that make their home in the plains. Get to know more about the archaeological finds that were discovered in the area.
On completion of the trek return to the hotel, relax, check out and proceed to your hotel in Bentota. (Travel Time- 6 – 6 ½ hrs)
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