Located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Kothmale is a resplendent destination, widely known for its breathtaking natural wonders. Dotted with vast expanses of tea plantations, this stunning location offers guests a look into Sri Lanka's historic sites, as it is located just 30 minutes away from the ancient kingdom of Kandy. As the ideal base to capture ancient cities, remarkable temples and the vibrant culture of Sri Lanka, expect an experience unlike any other, ideal for families and couples.
As one of the most outstanding historical retreats in the tropics, Kandy hails as a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. It is the last royal capital of Sri Lanka - a cultural element which can be captured to this day. Prepare to sweep across stunning attractions including the Temple of the Tooth, The Old Royal Palace, The Royal Botanical Gardens and the Embekke Temples.
Catch a glimpse of stunning landscapes when you visit Nuwara Eliya. Home of the famous Ceylon Tea, this centrally-located city is surrounded by hills and tea plantations, paired with salubrious climate all year-round. Dotted with colonial-styled houses, Nuwara Eliya is commonly known as Little English - formerly a favourite retreat of the British during the colonial era.
Known for its lush greenery, Hakgala offers guests captivating views of the island's second largest botanical garden. Wander along this expansive garden, brimming with a variety of endemic flora. Be sure to visit the Hakgala mountain, a much-loved favourite among hikers.
Capture the stunning beauty of the Ramboda Waterfalls when you visit this enthralling location. As one of the highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. Ramboda Waterfalls offers guests scenic views into the verdant landscapes of Sri Lanka.
A must-visit for the first-time traveller, this orphanage is noted for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. Over the years, it has grown into a nursery and captive breeding ground for Wild Asian Elephants. The highlight of the day-trip will definitely be the elephant bathing hour, where visitors are able to capture countless pictures of elephants frolicking in the water.
Steeped in history, this reservoir is the second largest in the country. Established 30 years ago, the Kothmale Dam taps into the hydro power generation and stands today in honor of the late Hon. Gamini Dissanayake. Set off on a leisurely walk along the surrounding environs, offering guests the chance to admire the beauty and stunning landscapes on either side of the dam.
Built on a hillock above the Kothmale Dam, the Mahaweli Maha Seya is the second tallest stupa in Sri Lanka. Adding a cultural element to your holiday, this attraction is a must-visit as it is one of the remaining temples to exist in this area, especially after the construction of the Kothmale Reservoir.