Sri Lanka’s hill capital of Kandy is nestled picturesquely surrounded by mountains and rivers just 115 km away from Colombo and just 30 km away from the Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge. Kandy features the most sacred of all Buddhist shrines - the temple of the tooth or The Dalada Maligawa, which holds the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha. This is also the location in which the annual Esala Perahera, one of the most sought after and popular cultural pageants in the world, takes place. Other popular attractions in and around Kandy include the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the picturesque Victoria Golf Course and the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela.
The historic city of Dambulla is just a 2 hour drive away from the Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge and features the Golden Temple and the Dambulla Rock. The caves on this rock feature a mixture of religious and worldly paintings and sculptures.
A 3 hour drive from the Madullkelle Tea and Eco Lodge will take you to Sigiriya or the Lion Rock which is considered by many as the 8th wonder of the ancient world. This magnificent rock fortress built in the 5th century A.D. by King Kasyapa is world-renowned for its ‘Mirror Wall’ consisting of poems and text carved by those who visited the rock many years ago and for its magnificent frescoes, similar to the Ajantha frescoes of India.
Unravel the mysteries and discover the secrets that go into making that perfect cup of Ceylon tea. Find out how the tea leaves plucked by the female estate workers are sorted and processed into making Sri Lanka’s favourite beverage.