King Fern Cottage
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... of monkeys were chilling out on a rock nearby, we climbed a hundred or so steps beside the waterfall to get a better view. Krishna then took us to Blue Field Tea Estate, where, you guessed it, they pick, process and package all kinds of black, white and green teas. It was interesting listening to the guide talk about the process and learning how many different types of tea there are. Afterwards we sat down in a cool marbled rest area and had a delicious ...
... with windows that at least opened.The end of our three hour train journey was at Bandarawela,
where there wasn’t much to see beyond taking in the atmosphere while staying at
the Bandarawela Hotel, a venerable old tea planters club where it felt like
nothing had changed in a century. The décor of the rooms was splendid – like
something out of Edwardian England, the buffet dinner and cocktails fine, and
my fellow ...
... hilltops and rural country villages. As a passenger you can catch a glimpse of Sri Lankan life; locals bathing in the river, or plucking tea leaves in the endless tea plantations. We were lucky enough to have window seats, making the 4 hour journey enjoyable and memorable, a Sri Lankan highlight.
Our arrival in Nuwara Eliya was not spectacular, we were disappointed by the landscape and overwhelmed ...
... standing for 3 hours from Kandy. An hour and a half later, with our legs killing us by this point, we saw an opportunity for a seat, only for an elderly lady to rush for it before us. Whilst I was wrestling with my morals, luckily another seat became available so we finally had somewhere to sit and I hadn't had to steal a seat from an old lady- did I mention by legs were REALLY hurting. We suddenly thought back to ...
... It was an amazing treat to the senses. The morning dew, the smells and sounds of the plains and the breathtaking scenery around us made us thank the two bottle of Rockland Old Arrack from days ago.
The first part of the trail runs through the plains itself. The trail is pretty flat and is not tiring in the least. After about half an hour of hiking you will come across a stream that is about 10 to 15 feet wide. This is the start of Belihul Oya – one of the ...