Sri Lanka offers numerous trails that journey across clear rivers, dense forests, past flowing waterfalls and lush tea plantations. One such hiking trail is the journey to Peacock Hill Mountain. This is one of the most panoramic vantage points of Pussellawa, which gives an extraordinary view of the mountains and cities around. You can also absorb the beauty of the Gampola town, Pussellawa town, Ambuluwawa, Dolosbage mountain range, Nawalapitiya town, Nuwara-Eliya town and Pidurutalagala range.
Nuwara-Eliya the ‘heart’ of the tea country located at an elevation of 1980 meters in the central highlands of a tropical island, it offers the best both worlds advantages, of tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate. While the time climate is sub-tropical, night temperature plunge low enough to produce frost.
If you are looking for authentic traditional products, Nuwara Eliya is a good place to visit. The majority of products sold in this products are made by the local population. There are no luxurious brands to be found in this area. Since Nuwara Eliya is a great place to engage in outdoor activities, it is a must that you find some thick clothes to keep you warm! Visit the market on New Bazaar Street and get yourself a real outdoor outfit – you will be ready to go in no time. If you don’t feel like going for a meal in a restaurant, you can buy food in the local food store, named ‘Hill’s supermarket’. There is another supermarket to be found in Nuwara Eliya, named ‘Cargills’, part of Sri Lanka’s main supermarkets chain.
Visit to Adams Peak
Jutting sharply skyward from the lush jungles of southwestern Sri Lanka is the 7362 foot (2243 meter) peak of Sri Pada, the ‘Holy Footprint’. Also called Adam’s Peak, the mountain has the unique distinction of being sacred to the followers of four of the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Long before the development of these religions, however, the mountain was worshipped by the aboriginal inhabitants of Sri Lanka, the Veddas. Their name for the peak was Samanala Kanda; Saman being one of the four guardian deities of the island. For Hindus, the name of the mountain is Sivan Adi Padham, because it was the world-creative dance of the god Shiva that left the giant footprint (5 feet 7 inches by 2 feet 6 inches).
Visit a Tea Plantation
Since the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka in mid 19th century, Pussellawa has been a prime hub for the tea industry. For many miles prior to reaching Pussellawa Town from either direction you will find acres and acres of tea plantations. There are many factories open for visitor’s which also have tea sales outlets.