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  • Choose to visit, Hatton, the gateway to Adam's Peak –the holy mountain revered by Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian faiths alike.

    Situated at an elevation of 1,271 meters, Hatton is also well renowned for its lush Tea plantations as its sister city Nuwara Eliya. The cold and windy climatic conditions are the perfect getaway for Sri Lankans that want a serene vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the hot and humid cities.

    Hatton is close enough to many tourist destinations in the area, and is the perfect location to make it your home for a few days of exploration.

Choose to experience Hatton

  • Visit the Castlereagh Reservoir

    • Tucked away in the valley surrounding the town of Hatton, is the Castlereagh Reservoir. A Beautiful lake with a view of Adam's peak in the background, the clear blue colour of the lake adds to the majestic greenery around it. The guest houses in the vicinity offer boat rides on the lake for a nominal fee. This is an ideal location to bring your picnic, unwind and relax to the soothing sounds of nature.
  • Trekking to the Horton Plains/ Worlds End and to Bambarakanda Falls

    • The trek to Horton Plains and on to world's end -at an altitude of 2,100 – 2,300 meters will give you sightings of wild life, a glimpse of rare mountain grassland and misty valleys. Considered as one of the coldest locations in Sri Lanka, the temperatures at Horton Plains have been recorded at 5 degree C and have recordings of rain of over 5000mm making overnight frost a common occurrence.

      The Bambarakanda Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in Sri Lanka is situated in close proximity to Horton Plains and can be approached via the "Devil's Staircase" which is a 4WD drive for the brave. You could also spend an entire afternoon hiking through the many nature trails and take a cool dip in the natural pools known as the "Seven Basins" at the bottom of the falls.
  • Climb the Adam's Peak

    • Adam's Peak, triangular in shape is considered to be the most holy mountain in the world due to the beliefs of the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians that a foot print that lies atop the 2,243 meter high mountain is of a religious significance to each. The climb starts late in the night closer to midnight given that it takes several hours to reach the top. A pilgrimage to many, the goal is to get to the top prior to dawn so as to witness the Sunrise known as "ira sevaya" or worship by the Sun God on Adam's peak. Climbers will hear pilgrims singing devotional songs on the way to the top and to the bottom of the mountain. Feel free to join in on the occasional "sadhu, sadhu" heard from many others as a response to these songs. For the experiential traveller this will be a life time opportunity to witness many rituals being observed during the climb as well as the scenic beauty that is around you.
  • Visit Uda Walawe National Park

    • The Uda walawe national park covers over 30,000 hectares of land area and is the third most visited park in the country. Uda walawe is home to many water birds, wild buffalo, sambar deer and herds of Sri Lankan elephants that number over 400. On a lucky day, you may cross paths with the ever elusive leopard or a jackal and get a glimpse of a dance performed by a male peacock as a mating call to the female. The park also includes an elephant transit home for the calf abandoned within the park where the elephants get released to the wild once they are able to fend for themselves.
    • Description: Tea Plantation town in Central Province
    • Area: 2 sq km
    • Population: 14'500
    • Time zone: GMT + 5.30
    • Currency: Rupees (LKR)
    • Demography: Multi ethnic - Multi-cultural
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  • Choose to Stay at

  • Standard Recommended Hotels

    • Ceylon Tea Trails
    • Governor's Bungalow
    • Mandira Bungalows
    • Tea Hills Bungalow