Exploring Sri Lanka's tea country:

A guide to the scenic tea plantations

The paradise island of Sri Lanka is replete with a myriad of attractions and appeals. The Hill Country is one of the most popular places in the country and you should certainly schedule a visit to this part when you are travelling here. With misty hills, enchanting cottages and glistening waterfalls, the Hill Country offers all who visit it, plenty of experiences to enjoy.

One of the best things that you can do in the Hill Country is learning more about the tea plantations. Sri Lanka has a rich tea culture and you will be able to learn all about it as you travel in the central highlands.

Sri Lanka is one of the largest exporters of tea, and as you travel in places like Nuwara Eliya, you will get the chance to visit some of the best tea plantations in the country. When you travel with GlobeEnjoy, you will get the chance to delve into the rich tea industry here and learn all about the way tea is made. You will also be able to buy some exotic tea products, to take back home as mementos and gifts.

A tea factory tour will take about 30 minutes. It is a fun activity for the whole family. The factories generally operate between 10 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

Places like Blue Field Tea Estate, Pedro Tea Factory, Lovers’ Leap Ethical Tea Boutique, Storefield Tea Factory, Macwood Tea Factory and Handugala Tea Factory are some of the more popular factories among tourists. The famous James Taylor Seat at Loolkandura Estate, is a place that you really should not miss, as this is where the first tea plantation was established in Sri Lanka.

If you want to enjoy an enlightening tea factory tour, partner with a reputed tour operator in Sri Lanka such as GlobeEnjoy and visit places like Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Ella and Haputale. Try to schedule your visit to the Hill Country between the months of March and May as that period is considered to be the peak season for tourism. The period between October and December bring heavy rains to the hills so try to avoid that season if you can to enjoy the best of the region.

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