Hatton is a good place to leave the train for a few days to enjoy the tea country. We stay at Tea Trails adjacent to Castlereagh Lake in the Bogawantalawa Valley, where four colonial-era tea planters’ bungalows provide up-market accommodation and outstanding food.
Each bungalow has a manager, chef, butler and support staff to welcome guests, as at a planter’s home.
Scenic walking trails link the properties (which are from 5-15 km apart), and in-house guests are encouraged to move between the bungalows for their meals if they so wish. Read more: Slowly into Sri Lanka’s green heart – The West Australian