Monday, August 23, 2010

SRI LANKA ON THE RISE - PART 2 THE HIGHLANDS

In the highlands of Sri Lanka one finds the extraordinary rolling hills and tea plantations. It looks just like in the picture above taken at Tea Trails. Tea Trails is a collection of four classic colonial estates built for tea estate managers. The buildings are now converted and welcome guests with 4 to 6 rooms in each building. A group of travellers can take one whole estate or a couple can rent just one room. The estate comes complete with a butler and chef who will look after breakfast, lunch or picnic basket and the lovely dinners.



Select Collection came to Tea Trails to capture the highlands of Sri Lanka, the green scenery and to explore the tea industry in full operation.



Below is one of the pictures taken with our Swedish fashion model when she is interacting with the local women in the hilly tea fields:




One of the comfortable rooms at Tea Trails

Exterior view of an estate bungalow


Bird joining us for breakfast


Tea plockers at work

Tea Trails offers magic scenery, perfect grounds for hiking, nature excursions, visits to the tea factory and most of all relaxation in the estate bungalows. Just to sit on the terrace of the bungalow and enjoy a cup of perfectly brewed local tea along with the traditional high tea condiments is soothing for the soul. Go for the finest of all teas "Champagne tea". We recommend staying 2-3 nights. Ideally 3 because of the long journey to get to Tea Trails. Roads are in a very poor condition and traffic is slow but the scenery along the route is stunning.



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