The Scenic Mountainous Landscapes, Hill Country

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

In the Central Highlands, landscape gives way to extensive plantations under tea or rubber cultivation. One of the many unforgettable things about the scenery is intensity and variety of color of green. Everything here is green and lush, and much of the region is carpeted with the glowing green of the tea plantations.

 

 

Sri Lanka's Hill Country is most scenic, a mist-wrapped land of emerald peaks and stupendous views, of hillsides carpeted with tea plantations and graced by astonishing waterfalls. This is a place where you can wear a fleece in the daytime and cuddle up beside a log fire in the evening.

 

This roughly triangular mountainous area occupies the south-central region of Sri Lanka and is the heart of the country. This highland mass is surrounded by a diverse plain, the general elevation of which ranges from sea level to about 1,000 feet; 300 meters. This plain accounts for about five-sixths of the country’s total area. The Central Highlands have a highly dissected terrain consisting of a unique arrangement of plateaus, ridges, escarpments, inter-mountain basins, and valleys. Sri Lanka’s highest mountains, Pidurutalagala at 8,281 feet; 2,524 meters, Kirigalpotta at 7,858 feet, and Adam’s Peak at 7,559 feet are found in this area. The highlands, except on their western and southwestern flanks, are sharply defined by a series of escarpments, the most spectacular being the so-called World’s End, a near-vertical precipice of about 4,000 feet.

 

 

 

The plain that surrounds the Central Highlands does not have an entirely flat and featureless terrain. To the north and northeast of the highlands, the plain is traversed by low ridges that decrease in altitude as they approach the coast. The western and southwestern parts of the plain feature alternating ridges and valleys running parallel to the coast and increasing in elevation toward the interior to merge imperceptibly with the highland mass. Elsewhere the flatness of the plain is sporadically interrupted by rocky buttes and mounds, some of which reach elevations of more than 1,000 feet.

 

 Experiences in The Hill Country

 

Kandy

Kandy is the second largest city after Colombo. Its considered as the hill capital and last kingdom of Sri Lankan Kings. Dalada Maligawa, the palace of the last king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe is also a UNESCO declared world heritage site and the city has its own majesty and uniqueness due to its historical importance and appearance. No trip is complete if a visitor didn't include this city in to his / her tour itinerary.

 

 

Hanthana Mountain Range

The Hanthana mountain range in Kandy is popular among those who like to go hiking, camping, bird watching and be close to nature in any way. The Hanthana Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, south-west of the city of Kandy. It was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act. The maximum height of the range is 3800 ft. The mountain range consists of seven peaks. 

 

 

 

Knuckles Range

The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, in the Districts of Matale and Kandy. The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District. The range features 34 peaks ranging in height between 1900 meters and 900 meters. Five high mountain peaks of the range having formed in the shape of a clenched fist, the British in Ceylon named the mountain range Knuckles.

 

 

 

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is called with its nick name ''Little England'' mainly because of the coolest climate and the views of green hills. British who ruled the country preferred this city as their leisure place and used the nearby wild for hunting. Breathtaking views of the Plains and Highlands of this Region attracted not only the foreign tourists but also the locals.

 

 

 

Horton Plains National Park and Worlds End

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 meters is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. The Horton Plains plateau comes to a sudden end at World’s End.

 

 

Adams Peak

Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. Adam's Peak; ''The Sri Pada'' is a holy place for 4 major religions. For Buddhist it is foot print of Lord Buddha, For Christians and Muslims it is the foot prints of Adam when he was sent on earth, for Hindus the mountain is called "Shivas Peak".

 

 

 

Ella

Ella is a Hill station City located near Badulla and Bandarawela. This city is special mainly for Trekking & Hiking purposes and for breathtaking mountainous views and climate. This location also having the main Waterfall Ravana Ella, which unfolds the story of pre historic era legend Ravan, the king of Sri Lanka connected with the historic Ramayana Legend.

 

 

 

Uda Walawe National Park

Framed by soaring highlands on its northern boundary, the Uda Walawe National Park is one of the world's best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, it's also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting. Uda Walawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir.

 

 

 

 

 


 

More from our Blog

 

 

 

 

All Seasons

All Seasons Tour Management Ltd is an Inbound & Outbound Tour and Destination Management Company based in Sri Lanka for Sri Lanka, Maldives and other major Worldwide Destinations. 

Newsletter subscription form

Subscribe to our newsletters, promotions and offers

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Contact us

All Seasons Tour Management (Pvt) Ltd

B/50 S/24, Jayantha Weerasekara Mawatha, Colombo - 10. Sri Lanka

Direct Dial +94 77 076 7282

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon-Sat 09:00 - 17:00

www.tourallseasons.com

 

© 2019 All Seasons Tour Management (Pvt) Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Designed By Webtrix