King Fern Cottage
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKing Fern Cottage Nuwara Eliya
Great atmosphere at this tranquil hotel, a ten minute walk from the center of Nuwara Eliya. The rooms are spacious with thick blankets, which are a necessity for the chilly nights.
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It's easily forgotten when you're travelling that everyone else is working as usual, so we ended up squeezing onto a local, public bus with all our rucksacks in rush hour to travel back to Kandy, to spend one night before journeying to Nuwara Eliya. We were standing up, glued to strangers, whilst the driver flew round bends, breaking sharply, …
Getting bored of the breakfast and nothing "normal" we head off to the hills. A relatively long car journey of 3 hours! We get pulled over for the first time for a credential check, as you would expect with a reputable company like trail finders all was ok!!
We wind our way up the hills, it really is pretty, the rolling green hills doted with the tea pickers nestled amongst the neat rows of bushes. We stop along the way for avocados which are now in season much ...
... to Galle. yep. 4 1/2 hours later, squished on an old jalopy bus, with people packed in as tight as could possibly 'fit', I rode like a backpacking queen. The rain and dark came in fast and hard. The bus had flashy, dancing Buddha lights and upbeat Sri Lankan music, to stimulate my already overstimulated senses, and to top it off, a young Sri Lankan chap had taken a liking to me and cornered me into conversation for most of the journey. After arriving at Galle, ...
... for days to be cool, but our visit was for less than 24 hours during which
I checked out the Grand Hotel (not where we stayed), Hill Club, and Victoria
Park gardens.Tikiri (the tour guide) made arrangements for us to take the
very scenic tourist train from a station in a village near Nuwara Eliya to our
next night’s accommo in Bandarawela, rather than making the trip on the minibus
we were using for the tour. The train ...
... alas, it's all mythical....... Day 6: awoke from my comfy bed in beautiful hotel to sound of nearby gun shots. naturally I went to balcony to get a closer look to witness a monkey jumping over restaurant balcony with a very large baguette, quickly followed by another eating a piece of toast (see photo) the wait staff at the hotels buffet breakfast were in a flap and one was shooting an air rifle at them but today we were overrun. Whilst attempting some morning Tai Chi ...