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Ride the Kandy to Ella train that winds at walking pace through the tea plantations of the highlands. You could also quite possibly see the largest land animal and the largest sea creature in the same day. And, join the daily pilgrimage to where Buddha first left a footprint on earth at Adam’s Peak.

uda walawe elephant sri lanka

Learn about the largest land animal on earth at the Uda Walawe Elephant Orphanage. Arrive for feeding time and see both baby and grown elephants reared to be returned to the wild.

tomorrowland sri lanka

Camp in hammock tents suspended above the tea plantations at Tomorrowland, a taste of what there is to come with tourism in Sri Lanka.

tea cup sri lanka

As a leading producer of tea, Sri Lanka was actually one of the largest producers of coffee until a parasite wiped out most crops and by 1900 it was replaced by tea.

Travelling in Sri Lanka

Ella Rock View
Posted by Warren | 29 Nov 2017
How to Climb Ella Rock in Sri Lanka

A drawcard of Ella, Sri Lanka is a hike up Ella Rock. Yet mysteriously no route map exists, no trail markings are present and the whole affair seems shrouded in...

uda walawe sunset
Posted by Warren | 05 Jan 2017
Elephants of Uda Walawe

It's 6am and five or so diesel engines are emitting that distinctive idling noise. The diesel engines in the bellies of a fleet of safari-equipped 4WD's are waiting at the gate to...

tomorrowland sri lanka
Posted by Warren | 03 Jan 2017
Tomorrowland, Ella

It was with some trepidation that Erin and I left the safety of our traditional homestay in the main traveller's hub of Ella in the Sri Lankan hills. Aboard a small scooter, we...

kandy to ella train
Posted by Warren | 01 Jan 2017
Kandy to Ella Train Ride

The situation was. Peak travel season in Sri Lanka for tourists and locals alike. The famous Kandy to Ella train ride through the hilly tea plantations was fully booked. 2nd...

kandy lake sri lanka
Posted by Warren | 31 Dec 2016

A four hour taxi ride from Dalhousie, near Adam's Peak had us arriving in Kandy. Visions of a town made up of confectionary were soon dashed upon entering the hustle...

adams peak trail
Posted by Warren | 29 Dec 2016
Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

As far as mountain names go, Adam's Peak is as simple as you get. Alongside Everest, the Matterhorn or Acongagua it seems quite plain. But this is Sri Lanka where...

kandy lake sri lanka
Posted by Warren | 28 Dec 2016
Sri Lanka Surprise

A three hour drive out of Yallingup has us arriving at Perth International airport. Driven promptly and efficiently by our driver Dennis. Dennis hailed from the USA originally but had...