Sri Lanka being famous for its ‘Ceylon Tea’ has added cheers to many the world for more than a century.
When visiting a tea factory, we will see how traditional Ceylon tea is being processed.
In the tea room we will be served a cup of tea, and it will be possible to purchase the various types of tea produced by the tea factory.
Entrance and guided tour in the tea factory is free of charge.
147 acres in extent, started in 1374 as a pleasure garden for the Kings of Gampola and Kandy.
With more than 5.000 species of trees, plants and creepers. Some rare and endemic as well as flora from the tropical world are found in the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.
There are 5 Palm Avenues beautifying the gardens, the earliest and tallest Palm Avenue (Royal Palm Avenue) was planted in 1905 and the Double Coconuts from the Seashells Island, with the largest seed of all plants in the world is one such avenue.
Spice Garden and Orchid House are popular with tourists.
Please note there is an entrance fee for visiting Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.
Where spices and herbs used for the Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown.
The staff takes you on a guided tour in the garden explaining how each plant and tree grows and what uses the herbs or spices are good for in the ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurvedic medicine is a part of the country’s traditional health care systems, and is very commonly used in Sri Lanka.
After seeing the Spice Garden, it is possible to purchase remedies, such as oils, balms, creams and natural perfumes.
Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky’,
which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island.
It is also known as The Lion Rock because of the huge lion
that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace
on the summit of the 600 feet high rock.
On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, water tanks
to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses.
On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala
secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 life sized damsels
still shining in their original colors.
The Water Gardens, Fountain Garden, Summerhouses,
Boulder Gardens and the Caves within the enclosed area should not be missed.