It was a welcome reprieve from the hot weather to visit Kandy and the Hill Country. The Temple of the Tooth is located by the large lake in the centre of Kandy. We spent time in the temple itself and the surrounding area which was full of people praying, having picnics, chanting and sleeping.

Next stop on our highland trip was Nuwara Eliya AKA ‘Little England’ and there were a lot of reminders of the olden days in this pleasant town. There are plenty of tea plantations around this area and we visited a tea factory to learn all about tearing, rolling and crushing!

These highlands are know for spectacular views and slow train journeys through deep valleys and rolling hills. We stopped at the tiny town of Haputale and stayed on the edge of a cliff with the most amazing panorama from our bedroom window.

Another beautiful train ride took us to Ella with more views and walks amongst hills and tea plantations. By now we started to get a bit hill weary so did not climb Ella Rock but below is the view from ‘Little Adam’s Peak’