THE CEYLON TEA STORY – THE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE
This is the first tea plantation in Sri Lanka. James tailor started this plantation during the colonial period in 1867 when he was just 32 years old, James Taylor started the plantation of tea within 19 acres, of land in Loolecondera Field No: 07 and it grew rapidly. In 1872, he started a tea factory with his latest invention of the tea leaves cutting machine.
Though an air of peace and calm may reign over the mountains, there are plenty of activities even nearby to keep you busy, for the ‘up country’ is as rich and varied as the tea it is famed for. The unique sights and sounds of colorful festivals, ancient places of historical interest, and a wealth of traditions from diverse cultures are all yours to experience first-hand.
Many colonial landmarks also abound – the world famous Knuckles mountain range for instance. The nearby towns and villages, temples and shrines offer a novel cultural experience too.
Enjoy a historical tea experience in the Loolecondera Estate where the very first patch of tea was planted in Sri Lanka. During this 6-hour private tour, visit the tea plantation, James Taylor Seat, Tea Tree, James Taylor Statue, the Loolecondera Tea Factory, James Taylor Log Cabin and weighing stations, while accompanied by your local English-speaking Naturalist.
7:00am: You will be picked up from your hotel in Kandy and driven approximately one hour thirty minutes to reach the where you start your guided tea experience to the Loolecondera Estate.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
USD 77.00 per person per day (minimum 2 pax)
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
This is a private tour / activity. Only your group will participate