Hotel Cranford Villa
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... in 360 views of the tea plantations and most of southern Sri Lanka from the top of the mountain. Then to a historic railway bridge In the jungle and spice garden in the afternoon. We got to see all the spices growing and bought some curry powder to make the magical vegetable curries that we have been ...
... area of the great tea plantations such as Mackwood's and Lipton's . The town is full of British manor Houses and formal gardens. There is a golf course, and trout fishing is a popular pastime for tourists. We stayed at the Grand Hotel which was the British Governor's mansion at one time. It was very elegant ; we could sip scotch in the British pub, or enjoy high tea on the patio. As is common, the weather ...
... as we climb though tea and cinnamon plantations and rice fields. So much green and so much water. The hills aren't too bad for climbing, a few sections test the legs. Morning tea break and we stop in at a local house for tea and oil cakes. We also tried soursop (this won't be the right spelling) which is a local fruit, the flesh is similar to a mango but white with large black seeds, and it tastes fabulous, a little tart and sweet all ...
... brought down the house with her performance on the
piano after the official entertainment had ended.The next morning we continued towards the southern coast,
passing through tourist-oriented Ella village, down lush canyons with stops at
waterfalls and viewpoints. Sightseeing stops included the Buddhist statues at
the Buduruwagala archaeological complex and the orphaned elephant
rehabilitation center bordering Uda Waluwe National Park.
... tea plantations. We hadn't even got that high at this point, but the views were already fantastic. Some of the more enterprising plantation workers were offering photos in return for money, but we passed on the offer, as it all seemed a bit false. The track snaked up the hillside and as we got higher, the views kept getting better and better - we could see for miles. On the northern side of the peka, along with the tea plantations, there were tea ...