The Adisham Bungalow was once the country house of Sir Thomas Lester Villiers, but today it houses the Adisham Monastery of the St. Benedict. Found just 3km away from Haputale town, the Adisham Bungalow is one of the most picturesque corners in the region.
Horton Plains National Park
Horton plain, its surroundings forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness, consolidate Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area of almost all the major rives. The plains are also of outstanding the habitats and endemic plants and animals representatives of the country wet and montage zones.
Nine Arch Bridge
This viaduct was built at Gotuwala between the two railway stations – Ella and Demodara during the British Colonial period is the largest in Sri Lanka. Located almost 3100 feet above the sea level, this 99.6ft high bridge is called “Ahas namaye palama” (Nine skies bridge) in Sinhala. When one stands underneath it and looks up there is a beautiful sight of ‘nine skies’ through the nine arches, hence the Sinhala name. This bridge is also called ‘The Bridge in the sky’ due to the sheer height.
Fox Hill is situated in Diyatalawa which belongs to the Badulla district. It is renowned for the Fox Hill track which is maintained by the Sri Lanka Military Academy and is located close to Fox Hill. The location is also used for training purposes by the Sri Lank Army. The Fox Hill Motorcross takes place in April every year and is attended by a large number of spectators.
Have you ever been swimming on top of a waterfall, let alone one with a 220 metre drop? No,then trek up to the Upper Diyaluma falls encountering several waterfalls and natural pools, an unimaginable experience. Diyaluma falls is the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, therefore, it is a challenging hike yet well worth it once you reach the top.
Around the world are several natural and man-made formations that have earned the name ‘the Devil’s Staircase’. Amongst them, Sri Lanka has one of the most dangerous. This famous route is a 14km long trail of sharp zig-zag twists that are extremely steep and difficult, but quite thrilling to travel. The trail begins from the Horton Plains road in beautiful Ohiya and passes through tea estates to the region of Kalupahana on the A4 Main Road; or vice versa. You can also choose to end the trail near Bambarakanda Falls; a kilometer or so before Kalupahana.