Central south part of Sri Lanka are beautiful rolling hills and winding valleys around Ella, Hatton or Newara Eliya (Nanu Oya) at about 1000 m above sea level of lush green shades with eucalyptus or evergreen trees and tea plantations as well as terrace fields of meticulously carved vegetable beds and rice paddies. The “roof of Sri Lanka” is a mountain plateau almost 2000 m above sea level that has a slightly Scottish Highlands grasslands feel at the first glimpse, with a highest peak – Sripaadaya (Adam’s Peak) at the south west tip. The highest part of the Highlands is the National Park Horton Plains where World’s End is located – a 10 km walk takes you to an end of a ridge with almost 800m chasm next to your feet … and that is where world ends ... surely for those not being careful enough to watch their steps.
2 Pleasant climate, steep hills, filled with houses, tea factories and winding and bumpy roads. Impressive to look and exhaustive to walk.
3 Tea factory is always a large metallic building with blue windows. Though the machinery is perhaps outdated, it works perfectly and delivers perfect teas to its customers.
5 One must bring home freshly packed tea from the very plantation he or she visited. That what factory shops are for.
10 Collecting tea leaves from bushes in a steep slope and carrying lot of them on your back - another hard job for life.
13 Walk from the Horton Plains visitors centre towards the World's End ravine. by end of March or in April these rhododendrons would blossom in crimson red.