It was a warmer May in Sri Lanka. In Kandy it was 26-28 C O throughout, during the couple weeks of my stay. Hence I didn’t feel the usual chilliness in Sri Lankan “Hill Capital”. Well.. It’s all part of the same climate change we experience all over the world this year. However it was one of the best holidays I ever had. I managed to visit some of the stunningly beautiful places I planned for the last couple of years. Places I missed out… most definitely next year.
Area wise, Sri Lankan Hill Country is roughly 10 % of the whole island. Highest (or by average the tallest) portion lies within the Central Province in series of huge platforms such as Kandy and Hatton. But it also cuts across other provinces such as Uva and Sabaragamuwa. Hill Country is famous for lush green tea plantations, crystal clear water falls, misty mountains, thick rain forests and most importantly its rugged land scape.
It’s not easy to show the width and breadth of the natural beauty of Sri Lankan Hill Country with a collection of photos. However I’m glad I managed to capture the below stunning moments.
Sun rise through the morning mist – Nuwara Eliya
Terraced paddy fields – Badulla
Beautiful City of Kandy
Lush green tea plantations – Nuwara Eliya
Golden sun-set – Hunnasgiriya
Flowing through the dense woods, Beliul Oya – Badulla
Lush green woods and crystal clear waters – Hunnasgiriya
Minutes after sun set – Nuwara Eliya
Fresh greeny early mornings – Hunnasgiriya
Glowing lights of “Dalada Maligawa”, the temple of tooth-relic – Kandy
Placid waters of “Sembuwaththa” Lake – Riverstan
Sun set @ high planes – Hunnasgiriya
Water streams descending from the mountains – Riverstan
Evening reflections – Hunnasgiriya