Discover the old Ceylon in the highlands of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Tea Trails area former colonial bungalows built by the British in the golden valley of tea. Dilmah Sri Lanka premier tea producer restored these properties caringly with the collaboration of Bogawantalawa Tea Estates. Ceylon Tea Trails was the first to win Relais & Chetaux status.
There four bungalows stand 4000ft above the sea level and the views of the tea estates in sheer luxury. Summerville, Castlereagh, Tientsin and Norwood are the names these bungalow. All these bungalows open directly in to flower filled gardens, stylish bathrooms with free standing baths, four poster beds, open fires and crisp, white linen.
Summerville bungalow sets a country cottage like setting with stunning water views. Summerville can be booked as individual accommodation or the entire villa to enjoy the attentive service very personally for one group. (read more aboutSummerville Bungalow)
Castlereagh bungalow has magnificent views over the lake, enticing garden views, butler service and open fires. One could easily recollect a life of a British tea planter in the 19th Century. Castlereagh and Summerville are located opposite each other on shores of the Castlereagh reservoir. (read more about Castlereagh Bungalow)
Norwood is a 15mins drive from the above, located at the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa Valley. The rooms of Norwood are large with colonial style interior but it has a mix of 1960’s in to it. It also has a large swimming pool. The planters of the British colonial period used to get together with their friends to enjoy the glorious view at sunset. (read more about Norwood Bungalow)
Tienstin is more colonial than others. The name originated from the Chinese village which the tea is originated from. It consist of six glorious colonial rooms, English gardens creating a home to the wives of the British planters. It also has a large swimming pool with the views of the lofty mountains which lead the path to the world Heritage – Horton Place national park. (read more about Tienstin Bungalow)
Indira’s review – “I was spoilt with their service which is unparalleled to any that I have enjoyed in Sri Lanka. Their all inclusive package is compelling and the butler service, the views which I think the most scenic of the island, mild weather and history that resonate the glory days of the British Raj sealed the deal for me.
Ceylon Tea Trails is featured in number of itineraries we do. The latest among them is ‘ Resplendent Ceylon – Tea & Sea‘ featuring one of Tea Trails newest bungalows opening in February 2016.