Are you consumed by wanderlust? Hatton is a quint mountain town, home to emerald tea estates, undulating mountains, enchanting cascades and a magnificent azure reservoir. Come traverse its spectacular and unfrequented trails.
Perched at an altitude of 1,271 meters, Hatton is located 129 kilometers from Colombo and 44 kilometers to the south of Kandy. It is the largest city in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka and was founded by the British during the colonial era and has come to be known as “Little England”. It is crucial centre of Sri Lanka’s prominent tea industry, with many significant tea plantations in the region, and considered the Tea Capital of the island.
Hatton is also an entry point to Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada), a popular sacred and historic site visited by pilgrims from around the world. At its summit is believed to be the footprint of Buddha, Shiva and Adam by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians respectively.
The iconic Castlereigh (Castlereagh) Reservoir too is a popular tourist attraction in Hatton, which serves a specimen of the amalgamation of human ingenuity with nature. The water from this reservoir is utilized for the generation of hydroelectricity in Sri Lanka. Its azure crystal waters could be cruised on via local catamaran. The Castlereigh Water Airport also resides here.
Numerous renowned waterfalls such as St. Clairs Falls Devon Falls, Laxapanda Falls, and Aberdeen Falls are situated in this region, with treks that open to incredible vistas of the surrounding area. The entryway to the renowned Hortain Plain’s National Park is also situated in this region.