Sri Lanka is one of the world's largest exporters of tea. Deep in the very heart of the ‘tea country’ is the bustling town of Hatton, which is about 130 kilometres from the capital of Colombo.
High on the south central hills, at an elevation of about 4 500ft, the city is just a 3 to 4 hour, scenic drive from the airport that takes you over and around the mountains. An alternative to the scenic drive is a wonderful journey by train.
This might take you longer to get there but it undoubtedly offers even more breathtaking views. As you get closer to the tea slopes you will experience a kaleidoscope of colour as tea pluckers dot the hills in their colourful sarees. Hatton is a not to be missed destination.
- Take a special tea experience tour - walk around the estates nearby and see how to pick the perfect 'two leaves and bud'.
Year round destination
15°C to 28°C
As Sri Lanka is close to the equator, Hatton experiences uniform weather throughout the year - except for the two months of rain (monsoon).
- Best time to travelYear round
- WildlifeGreat birdlife
- LanguagesSinhala, Tamil and English are all officially recognised languages.
- Flying to HattonBandaranaike International Airport, at Katunayake, is the International Airport for Sri Lanka and is serviced by flights from the UK, Middle East, India, Singapore and Europe.
- CurrencySri Lankan Rupee
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