Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Smack bang in the middle of Sri Lanka’s stunning Hill Country, these four plantation bungalows offer unparalleled comfort and exquisite service, nestled amongst the hills of Bogawantalawa.
The historic bungalows, originally built for tea estate managers in the days of the Raj, have been restored by Dilmah Tea, along with the co-operation of Bogawantalawa Tea Estates, to offer guests the unique experience of life on a working tea estate. There are 4-6 rooms per bungalow, and 20 luxurious rooms and suites in all. Heritage and a contemporary style is the hallmark of the Tea Trails experience.
You set your own pace of life while at Tea Trails: unwind in beautiful gardens, visit a factory for a gentle education in the art of Ceylon Tea, or be bold and spend an adventure-filled day biking, trekking and white-water rafting.
All the tempting and delicious food is included in the room rate and throughout the day you can feast on hearty cooked breakfasts, wonderfully fresh dishes including salads and soups for lunch using local and home grown ingredients, a tea fit for a king with homemade scones and jam and of course Sri Lanka’s finest tea to drink and dinners are an indulgent affair with four courses, paired with wines. You will not fail to be embraced into the chef’s wonderful cuisine.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Hill Country into a greater Sri Lankan holiday. Take a look at Tea Plantations and Coastal Hideaways as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Tea Trails Information
- Location & Getting There
Smack in the middle of Sri Lanka's stunning Hill Country, Tea Trails bungalow resort is located a 3-4 hours drive away from Bandaranaike International Airport of Colombo.
The resort consists of 4 bungalows housing 21 rooms and suites in total. Norwood Bungalow commands fine views of the Bogawantalawa valley from its oversized suites, each with a four-poster bed and elegant bathroom. Tientsin Bungalow has rooms that open onto English gardens and boast panoramic views of the tea-carpeted mountains. Castlereagh Bungalow features rooms with open fireplaces, dining and drawing rooms that offer tantalising views across the lake. Summerville Bungalow hosts suites which open to private gardens and have access to cosy lounges, with magnificent views of the lake and tea planted mountains in a distance.
- Swimming pool
- Sun deck
- Croquet lawn
- Tennis courts
- Dining: 1 restaurant
Guests are free to explore the life on a working tea estate, play croquet on the lawn, discover the World Heritage Horton Plains National Park, take a walk through lush tea fields and visit old tea factories to learn about the art of Ceylon Tea. Scenic hikes, mountain biking and white water rafting are other activities in which guests can engage.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.