SEE & DO

The Sri Lankan Hill Country is full of beautiful places to see and fantastic things to do. Here's our pick of nearby favourites...

Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa
Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa

World heritage site in Kandy where the tooth relic of the Buddha is kept.

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Kandy Lake
Kandy Lake

Take an evening boat trip on Kandy Lake and see the bats and birds.

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National Museum
National Museum

Artefacts from the Kandyan and Colonial eras. Good English translations.

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Bird watching
Bird watching

For ornithology fans, Sri Lanka is a haven.

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Pinnewala elephant orphanage
Pinnewala elephant orphanage

World famous elephant orphanage where visitors can meet adult and baby elephants.

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Adam's Peak (Sri Pada)
Adam's Peak (Sri Pada)

The 'footprint' mountain, sacred to four major world religions.

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Nuwara Eliya ('Little England')
Nuwara Eliya ('Little England')

Breath-taking scenery of the Upcountry.

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Devon Falls
Devon Falls

One of the many beautiful waterfalls of the Sri Lankan upcountry.

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Lankathilaka Temple
Lankathilaka Temple

Ancient temple built on a rock with South Indian architectural features.

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Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

World renowned botanical gardens near Kandy.

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National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum

Home to old engines, locomotives, rail cars, and carriages from the British colonial days.

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Embekke Devalaya
Embekke Devalaya

14th century shrine with hundreds of ornate wood-carved pillars.

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Tea tasting Sri Lanka
Tea tasting Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is famous for Ceylon tea.

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Ambuluwawa Mountain
Ambuluwawa Mountain

Home to a biodiversity complex and multi-faith centres. There are also fantastic panoramic views from the top of the tower.

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Sri Lankan Gemstones
Sri Lankan Gemstones

Sri Lanka is famous for its gemstones. Try out a gemology demo!

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Villa Nilmalee's location gives us the unique advantage of being close to all these popular sights. Avoid the Kandy traffic in the mornings and use us as a base to tour the whole Hill Country.

 

Our friendly staff can advise you on local points of interest and organise transport for you if needed!

Tours we organise in-house:

Tea tasting and tea factory tour

 

We’re lucky in that our manager, Mr Asoka Jayasundera, was a tea estate superintendent in his former days! His tea tasting demonstrations come highly recommended. He can also organise a guided tour of a local tea factory for you.

 

Gemology demo

 

Our local Sri Lankan gem expert Priyanthi is at hand to show you her dazzling collection of Sri Lankan precious and semi-precious stones. She’ll give you specialist advice on how to choose our world famous gems, and is also qualified to provide a gem valuation service.