Listed below are some hidden Sri Lankan gems.
Madulsima – Badulla
Madulsima is an undiscovered gem in the village of Badulla in Sri Lanka’s Uva Province. The Madulsima Mini World’s End, which many tourists still ignore, is the most well-known attraction. The beautiful mountain vistas in this charming community make it so popular for hiking and camping. The Madulsima Mini World’s End is a well-liked example of such a destination and is a popular trekking location in the region. Roseberry Estate owns the highest point of Madulsima Mountain, which rises 383 metres above sea level. The Pitamaruwa Mini World’s End, or Madulsima Mini World’s End, is the conclusion of this estate.
Helga’s Folly – Kandy
If you’re travelling through Kandy, consider taking a short diversion to check out a weird yet intriguing hotel located off the usual route. When you walk in, the vivid colours are the first thing you’ll notice. The restaurant’s walls are covered in a vibrant crimson theme that Helga chose to implement. The space is decorated with various murals and paintings that Helga created. Helga’s Folly offers accommodations, and it has an astonishing 40 bedrooms, each of which is uniquely painted. Exhilarating tuk-tuk ride winds uphill through dramatic, tropical Sri Lankan Forest. Grand and covered with a dusty rose with accents of the green vine, the entrance is impressive.
Mackwoods tea factory – Nuwara Eliya
It is also known as Labookellie Tea Factory, one of the best tea factories in Sri Lanka and one of the most well-liked tourist destinations in Nuwara Eliya. Over 27,000 acres of tea and rubber plantations make up Mackwoods, a historic tea industry situated at an elevation of more than 2000 metres. Additionally, Mackwoods offers a complimentary factory tour with a guide. One can witness and experience the highest-quality and most recent advancements of the Mackwoods Tea Centre here. The history of Mackwoods is also on display in a museum. The facility also sells a selection of tea-related souvenirs that are perfect for giving to friends and family. The Tea Centre is accessible from the Nuwara Eliya town through a dedicated transport that travels to the Mackwoods Labookellie estate or by booking private transportation.
Richmond Castle – Kalutara
Richmond Castle is a two-story structure with 99 doors and 34 windows adorned with exquisitely crafted glass panes that show grape vines. Complex carvings decorate the entire structure. The wood is still as new as it was at the time of building, and the building is more reminiscent of an English mansion than a traditional walauwwa. The gardens, which previously boasted an abundance of flowers, have made way for trees, including coconut, mangosteen, veralu, guava, mango, rambutan, and numerous citrus fruits. Being a nature lover, the mudaliyar filled his Garden with marble statues, some of which are still standing.
Brief Garden – Bentota
Bevis Bawa, a prominent architect and landscape designer, created Brief Garden. He constructed his masterpiece on a 20-acre plot of land, 10 kilometres within Bentota in Aluthgama. With its unrivalled charm, Brief Garden is one location that attracts many tourists, both domestic and foreign. If you have yet to hear about this remarkable piece of beautifully planted Garden, you will be delighted once you see it in person! You are free to tour the house as well as the Garden. The house is a remarkable marvel, boasting a fantastic design constructed from materials that mimic extraordinary architectural brilliance. Although built in the late 1960s, it is still very fashionable.
Peacock Hills – Pusellawa
One of Pussellawa’s panoramic vantage points, Peacock Hill Mountain offers an exceptional perspective of numerous mountains and cities. Tourists would have a great time climbing the hill and snapping stunning pictures. Locals refer to this peak as “Monaragala“. Since Peacock Hill Mountain resembles a peacock, it was given the name “Monaragala.” It is challenging to visualise such a shape when viewing the hill from a distance. A chunk of rock extends from the mountain’s summit’s main ridge. That section makes me think of the head and neck of a peacock perched above a mountain. It would be best if you continued along the rock and gently descended to reach it. The most picturesque location is at the top of the hill. But from there, there are slopes on all three sides. There isn’t much space, so it’s best to take precautions.
Thalpe rock pool beach – Galle
One of the busiest beaches on Sri Lanka‘s south coast is Thalpe Beach, unlike any other beach I have ever been to. The rectangular rock pools formed into the long-dead coral reef at the shoreline give Thalpe Beach its distinctive character.
Bambarakiri ella – Riverston
A pleasant location for a picnic in the jungle is along the banks of the Bambarakiri Ella. The scene is even more beautiful because of the rope bridge that spans the falls’ pool. The suspension bridge’s natural pool lies right below the steepest slope of the three cascades that make up the waterfalls.
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