Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Trip To The Tea Country

The Tea Country is the most picturesque location of Sri Lanka with spectacular views of mountain ranges and narrow valleys, meandering roads and waterfalls. During our recent summer vacation, we had the opportunity of staying in a bungalow which was nestled amongst tea bushes, overlooking the Castlereagh reservoir. The beautiful Rivendell bungalow is set upon the crest of the tea plantations. The cool climatic condition was an added windfall to all of us who were trying to get away from the humidity in the capital city.The magnificent view from the bungalow’s balcony was breathtaking. The setting in the vicinity is  naturally embedded. The sight of tea bushes, waterfalls and a reservoir was refreshing and revitalizing.The whole ambiance in this location was a complete change. I think, for the first time in many years, we were breathing pure, fresh and clean air. This getaway was a great experience. We spent three lovely days here, with new things to explore and experience.We carry with us beautiful memories of Rivendell.

Tea plantation - Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is known for producing quality tea

The food served here was traditional rice and curry. In Sri Lanka, almost all the vegetables are cooked with spices and coconut milk.I got to indulge in some favourites too.‘Mallum’ green leaves  minced and eaten as a salad .I loved the sweet and spicy taste of red beets, which was finely cut into julienne.Mouth watering Thallana Battu (Thai eggplant) was cooked with a lot of spices and fiery condiments.


  1. I feel cleansed just by looking at the photos.
    Nice place.

  2. Orientated = oriented. Just thought I'd let you know. :-)

    Excellent blog, keep up the good work!

  3. Thanks a lot..orientated=oriented . Orientated is currently preferred use in general British use. Oriented is prevalent in technical use and in the US.

  4. Wow, the food and the country looks good.

  5. Long time no see. I got so excited reading your article especially feeling how the breeze in the mountain is moving the tea plants and you can feel the fresh lives aroma in the air. I love tea; you can see me drinking tea all day long. Here you go organics, not organics, fruit teas, special green teas, matcha, Russian black tea. You name it, I am the Queen of aromatic tea consumption.

    Very inspiring!

    Thank You,

  6. Thanks..Infact I 've been visiting your page after my holidays..Yeah ! Nothing like a hot cup of tea..So refreshing.The whole atmosphere made us so relaxed .see you ..Cheers :)