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...
World heritage site in Kandy where the tooth relic of the Buddha is kept.
Take an evening boat trip on Kandy Lake and see the bats and birds.
Artefacts from the Kandyan and Colonial eras. Good English translations.
For ornithology fans, Sri Lanka is a haven.
World famous elephant orphanage where visitors can meet adult and baby elephants.
The 'footprint' mountain, sacred to four major world religions.
Breath-taking scenery of the Upcountry.
One of the many beautiful waterfalls of the Sri Lankan upcountry.
Ancient temple built on a rock with South Indian architectural features.
World renowned botanical gardens near Kandy.
Home to old engines, locomotives, rail cars, and carriages from the British colonial days.
14th century shrine with hundreds of ornate wood-carved pillars.
Sri Lanka is famous for Ceylon tea.
Home to a biodiversity complex and multi-faith centres. There are also fantastic panoramic views from the top of the tower.
Sri Lanka is famous for its gemstones. Try out a gemology demo!
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.
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.