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Best photo spots in the hill country of Sri Lanka

by Nelusha 2 months ago in photography

A handful of insta-worthy destinations not to be missed!

Best photo spots in the hill country of Sri Lanka
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A trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a visit to its hill country. The mountainous region offers a breath of fresh air to the contemporary metropolis of Colombo. It is a must-see place for all you nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, which is guaranteed to leave an impression on your heart (and your memory card)!

For photography enthusiasts, the hill country of Sri Lanka truly is paradise as you can find a good number of hidden gems that can bring quite the attention to your news feed.

Here's a list of the must-visit spots when travelling the hills of Sri Lanka:

1. Ambulawela Tower - Gampola

Located in the suburbs of Gampola within the Kandy district, the Ambuluwawa tower is a popular destination among travellers to the region. The climb to the top offers a unique and challenging experience along its narrow spiral stairway, which is the ideal expedition for a thrill seeker.

The tower is located atop the Ambuluwawa mountain peak standing at the height of 3567 ft above sea level, and those that conquer the climb is rewarded with splendid views that can take their breath away. Dont forget to snap some stunning imagery while you get lost in its beauty!

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2. Nine Arch Bridge - Demodara

Located between the Ella and Demodara railway station, this viaduct construction is a dead giveaway of the colonial influence in Sri Lanka. Lovingly referred to as the 'bridge in the sky', the Nine Arch Bridge is set amidst the emerald green hills of Ella, offering the tourists some stunning vistas to explore and capture on their camera reels.

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While in Ella, don't forget to do some sightseeing to check out the beauty of its surroundings. It's the ideal destination for hikers and backpackers who love exploring mist-covered pine forests and abandoned footpaths that offer a myriad of insta-worthy photo opportunities.

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3. Dunkeld Tea Factory - Hatton

What would a tour to the hills of Ceylon be without a stopover at a factory where 'Ceylon tea' itself comes to life? Experience a guided tour of this working tea factory with the resident tea planter of Ceylon Tea Trails, with whom you'll learn some of the fascinating details about your favourite cup of afternoon tea.

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And while you're at it, have your lenses ready to snap away a few priceless pics of the traditional tea pluckers whose countless hours of artful labour goes into plucking the delicate tea leaves that makes Ceylon tea one of the finest in the world.

4. World's End - Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park, located at an elevation of over 7000ft, is a must-visit if you fancy some pictures of the rich biodiversity in the region. The grasslands and montane forests are perfect for birding, camping and hiking.

World's End is a sheer precipice situated within the park, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Enjoy the thrilling view as you breathe in the freshness of the mountain air.

Photo by Eddy Billard on Unsplash

5. Aerial photography

For those of you that cannot part with your drone cameras, there's no better place to travel to than the rolling hilltops of the island.

Photo by Tomáš Malík on Unsplash

Get ready to be blown away by the phenomenal footage of this untapped piece of heaven right here in the heart of Sri Lanka.



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