where this wonder beverage originates from. As most of the tea plantations are
located in Sri Lanka’s breathtakingly beautiful upcountry region, it is no
wonder that the Ceylon Tea Trails are immensely popular. Tea Trails offers the
perfect up close and personal view of the journey of the tea leaf, from the
bush to the tea cup.
Trails allows guests the choice of 4 colonial bungalows purpose built for the
British tea estate managers. While each bungalow is unique they share in common
the detail given to luxury and comfort. All necessary modern conveniences
reside alongside colonial splendour, so guests enjoy the best of both worlds.
Butler and support staff to welcome guests as at a planter’s home. Meals are
based on fresh produce, cooked to order and range from western fare to tea
infused dishes and of course traditional Sri Lankan classics. That together with the fact that the bungalows enjoy
exquisite locations in the region ensures a memorable experience
for guests. While enjoying the bungalows guests can immerse themselves in the
working life of the tea estates.
Ceylon Tea Trails takes visitors through the practicalities of obtaining the
perfect leaf to create the perfect blend. Guests will be taken through the
process of how the plant is grown, the correct leaves to pick and how they are
sent for processing. Also a factory visit allows them to view the actual
processes firsthand with the Planter in Residence (direct descendent of James
Trails is extremely popular as it combines all aspects required for an unique
holiday – luxurious accommodation coupled with adventure and new experiences. Guests
can also enjoy scenic treks through Sri Lanka’s picture perfect upcountry
region with its cool and pleasing climes. The bungalows are so well equipped
that guests can be forgiven for not wanting to leave the bungalows at all.
However, it is best to open the senses to new experiences by exploring the
surroundings and walking amidst the tea bushes.
most important aspect of a Tea Trail holiday would be to enjoy as many cups of
the world famous Ceylon Tea as possible. With so many varieties and blends to
choose from guests will never tire of sipping the beverage while looking out at
the lush greenery that is a trademark of Sri Lanka’s hill country.
Trails is the ideal way to learn about Ceylon tea as Ceylon
Tea Trails take guests through the entire process of tea production, while
staying in the luxurious settings of the four colonial bungalows.
year falls on 19th July to 2nd August 2012.
Ceylon Tea Trails is an ideal base for Kandy
Perahara excursions and offers a haven of sybaritic living where you can relax
and rewind on the off days and escape the city hustle and bustle. Accommodation
in Kandy and at Ceylon Tea Trails is difficult to secure during the Esela
Season so make sure to plan ahead; the trip from Ceylon Tea Trails to Kandy
takes approximately 2 hours by road although you need to give about another
hour at least to navigate the city and locate your seats; advance bookings can
be made for seating at selected areas to view the Perahera. The best locations
to actually view the Perahera are at the starting point of each procession
closer to the Maligawa.