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Explore Hatton, your best experience while staying here at The Argyle! Nestled in a centralized location that connects to all major attractions of the region such as Adam’s Peak, Nuwera Eliya, Kandy, Kithulgala, Horton Plains and Ella, all within a short journey. Our team will be personally involved in organizing signature excursions so you can experience your most desirable holiday retreat.

SITES AND SCENES
ONE DAY TRIP

St. Clair's Falls, commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka", is one of the most eye-catching waterfalls in the island and is easily visible by travellers on the Hatton - Talawakelle Road.

Surrounded by tall mountains and beautiful tea gardens, the waterfall cascades over three rocky outcrops into a large pool. Although the waterfall is situated about half a kilometre away from the main road, it can be reached by walking down through tea bushes at a steep gradient. A specially-constructed viewing gallery on the road allows visitors to get an extended look at this iconic waterfall of Sri Lanka.

Established in 1852, the Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican church in Nuwara Eliya. The interior of this old church consists of beautifully crafted wood finishes, intricate stained glass windows and a large pipe organ. The garden is well-maintained and brings back memories of a bygone era.

In 1954, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attended services at the church while on holiday in Nuwara Eliya. During the visit, a blue carpet and a stained glass window were gifted by the Queen. The church has several memorial plaques on the church walls as well as numerous tombstones of famous individuals from those times.

Lake Gregory is located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya and offers a serene waterfront environment, with vast stretches of green grass where visitors get to relax and take in the beauty of the stunning landscape. The lake was constructed during the time of British Governor Sir William Gregory back in 1873. Visitors who prefer water-based activities can enjoy kayaking, jetskis and swan boat rides while those on land can stroll around the lake on beautiful pathways.

Located in the middle of Nuwara Eliya, the Victoria Park was established in 1897 to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria. Visitors can enjoy the cool, refreshing mountain air, open spaces and wide varieties of trees as they stroll through the park taking in all its natural beauty. The park comes alive in the month of April when all the flowers are in full bloom. One of the most significant trees in the park is the historic Peace Tree. This 100-year-old Cyprus tree was planted by Lady Wedabon, the wife of the then British GA of Nuwara Eliya M.M. Wedabon, a few months after the end of World War 1.

Situated around 1,200m above sea level, the Bluefield Tea Gardens is in the town of Ramboda set amidst misty mountains and emerald-hued tea gardens. Visitors can enjoy a tea factory tour, purchase the finest Ceylon Tea from the Tea Center, enjoy breakfast and lunch at the restaurant and walk through the lush tea estates while breathing in the exhilarating mountain air.

Standing tall at 109m (358ft), Ramboda Falls is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and a popular destination for visitors. Its unique feature is the double fall created in the shape of a “Y” where two waterfalls become one at the bottom. The waterfall on the left comes from the Puna Oya, a canal that streams through the forest reserve located above while the waterfall on the right consists of water from the Pundalu Oya, which flows through cultivated lands located at higher elevations.

Named after a pioneer English coffee planter, Devon Falls is another one of Sri Lanka’s iconic waterfalls. Its height of 97m makes it the 19th tallest in the island. Its one of the most popular waterfalls in the country thanks to its clear viewpoint from the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya road where visitors invariably take a break from their journeys to marvel at the wonderful creation of Mother Nature. The adventurous types can hike to the top of the falls through the Dimbula-Nawalapitiya Road or the base of it through lush tea estates.

The Mlesna Tea Castle certainly lives up to its grand name, standing proudly among the verdant tea estates and magnificent mountains. Situated overlooking the magnificent Devon Falls, the castle is built in medieval Scottish style and offers unique tea artifacts of yesteryear. The castle has paid tribute to James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea, by erecting a 16-foot tall monument that towers over visitors as they enter the building. Visitors will have the chance to indulge in a vast selection of the finest Ceylon Teas and enjoy snacks to accompany their cup of tea at the cafe.

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For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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SITES AND SCENES
ONE DAY TRIP

Set at an altitude of over 2,000m, Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. This expansive plateau is rich in biodiversity and several species found here are known to be endemic to the region. The Horton Plains are the source of 3 major rivers of the island - Mahaweli River, Kelani River and Walawe River. The World’s End, a sheer precipice with an 870m drop and the lesser known Mini World’s End with its 270m drop are two popular attractions that visitors frequent. The Baker’s Falls, named after hunter and explorer Sir Samuel Baker, is the other notable attraction within the park. The park is a paradise for nature lovers, hikers and birdwatchers.

The Ambewela Farm is located a few km away from the Nuwara Eliya town. It is set in a stunning landscape and surrounded by lush greenery and tall, misty mountains. Visitors can observe the entire dairy production process within the farm where high quality milk, cheese and yoghurt are produced for the local market. When driving in and out of the farm, they can also enjoy the picture perfect setting of cows grazing on some of the largest grasslands in the island.

Nuwara Eliya has ideal climatic conditions for farming and among the many agricultural crops grown in the region, strawberries have gained in popularity. Several strawberry farms are easily accessible in and around the town. Visitors can visit these farms and get a first-hand experience of how these wonderful fruits are grown and harvested. Freshly picked fruits are also readily available in numerous roadside farms while cafes serve up mouth-watering dishes using these freshest of strawberries.

St. Clair's Falls, commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka", is one of the most eye-catching waterfalls in the island and is easily visible by travellers on the Hatton - Talawakelle Road.

Surrounded by tall mountains and beautiful tea gardens, the waterfall cascades over three rocky outcrops into a large pool. Although the waterfall is situated about half a kilometre away from the main road, it can be reached by walking down through tea bushes at a steep gradient. A specially-constructed viewing gallery on the road allows visitors to get an extended look at this iconic waterfall of Sri Lanka.

Named after a pioneer English coffee planter, Devon Falls is another one of Sri Lanka’s iconic waterfalls. Its height of 97m makes it the 19th tallest in the island. Its one of the most popular waterfalls in the country thanks to its clear viewpoint from the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya road where visitors invariably take a break from their journeys to marvel at the wonderful creation of Mother Nature. The adventurous types can hike to the top of the falls through the Dimbula-Nawalapitiya Road or the base of it through lush tea estates.

The Mlesna Tea Castle certainly lives up to its grand name, standing proudly among the verdant tea estates and magnificent mountains. Situated overlooking the magnificent Devon Falls, the castle is built in medieval Scottish style and offers unique tea artifacts of yesteryear. The castle has paid tribute to James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea, by erecting a 16-foot tall monument that towers over visitors as they enter the building. Visitors will have the chance to indulge in a vast selection of the finest Ceylon Teas and enjoy snacks to accompany their cup of tea at the cafe.

Argyle Will Be Providing

For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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SITES AND SCENES
ONE DAY TRIP

The Mlesna Tea Castle certainly lives up to its grand name, standing proudly among the verdant tea estates and magnificent mountains. Situated overlooking the magnificent Devon Falls, the castle is built in medieval Scottish style and offers unique tea artifacts of yesteryear. The castle has paid tribute to James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea, by erecting a 16-foot tall monument that towers over visitors as they enter the building. Visitors will have the chance to indulge in a vast selection of the finest Ceylon Teas and enjoy snacks to accompany their cup of tea at the cafe.

Named after a pioneer English coffee planter, Devon Falls is another one of Sri Lanka’s iconic waterfalls. Its height of 97m makes it the 19th tallest in the island. Its one of the most popular waterfalls in the country thanks to its clear viewpoint from the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya road where visitors invariably take a break from their journeys to marvel at the wonderful creation of Mother Nature. The adventurous types can hike to the top of the falls through the Dimbula-Nawalapitiya Road or the base of it through lush tea estates.

St. Clair's Falls, commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka", is one of the most eye-catching waterfalls in the island and is easily visible by travellers on the Hatton - Talawakelle Road.

Surrounded by tall mountains and beautiful tea gardens, the waterfall cascades over three rocky outcrops into a large pool. Although the waterfall is situated about half a kilometre away from the main road, it can be reached by walking down through tea bushes at a steep gradient. A specially-constructed viewing gallery on the road allows visitors to get an extended look at this iconic waterfall of Sri Lanka.

Lake Gregory is located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya and offers a serene waterfront environment, with vast stretches of green grass where visitors get to relax and take in the beauty of the stunning landscape. The lake was constructed during the time of British Governor Sir William Gregory back in 1873. Visitors who prefer water-based activities can enjoy kayaking, jetskis and swan boat rides while those on land can stroll around the lake on beautiful pathways.

Located a few kilometers away from the Nuwara Eliya town, Moon Plains is the area's latest nature-based attraction open to the general public. The key feature of the Moon Plains is the mini world’s end at the edge of the plains that provides visitors with an incredible 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. It is said that 9 of the Top 10 tallest mountains of Sri Lanka can be viewed from the Moon Plains, with Adam’s Peak being the only exception. The plains also boast of wildlife including sambar (elk), buffalo, deer, birds and even the elusive leopard.

The Seetha Amman Temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya, approximately 1km from the famous Hakgala Botanical Garden. The temple is dedicated to Sita, the wife of Lord Rama from the Hindu epic Ramayana. According to this legendary tale, this is the place where King Ravana held Sita captive. It is also believed that the rock face bears signs of the feet of monkey-god Hanuman. Thousands of devotees throng to this temple every year and it has become an important tourist destination in the country.

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For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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SITES AND SCENES
ONE DAY TRIP

Commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka", is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the island and is easily visible by travellers on the Hatton - Talawakelle Road.

Surrounded by tall mountains and beautiful tea gardens, the waterfall cascades over three rocky outcrops into a large pool. Although the waterfall is situated about half a kilometre away from the main road, it can be reached by walking down through tea bushes at a steep gradient. A specially-constructed viewing gallery on the road allows visitors to get an extended look at this iconic waterfall of Sri Lanka.

The Upper Kotmale Dam is located in Talawakele and feeds the third largest hydroelectric power station in the country. The project was initiated in 1968 and has made significant progress over the past few decades with the help of the Government of Japan. The entire project covers an area of roughly 540 sq.km and has been developed across 5 phases. As is the case with most other dam projects across the globe, the dam has negatively impacted water flow downstream including the picturesque St. Clair’s waterfall. However, the Government has ordered the water to flow continuously for over 10 hours between sunrise and sunset, helping keep the water cascading down the famous waterfalls downstream.

Located in Ramboda on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road on A-5 route facing the Kotmale Reservoir.

The temple itself is situated about 500m from the main road on a hill offering stunning views of the surrounding area. Legend has it that king Ravana has hid Sita in this area at one time and Hanuman come to this area in search of her.

The temple is very ornately decorated. The surrounding garden area of the kovil is spotlessly clean and well maintained by the mission.

The idol of Hanuman is of black granite and it is carved beautifully and stands tall at 16 feet. You are not permitted to photograph the idol.

The Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Factory is conveniently located by the side of the main road and offers visitors tour of the tea factory as well as a well-stocked tea centre for indulging in the finest Ceylon Tea. The centre also offers a number of tea-based items for sale which make ideal gifts for friends and family.

Mackwoods is widely known to be one of the top producers of Ceylon Tea in the country. Founded in 1841 by Captain William Mackwood, the company has the distinction of being the second oldest mercantile firm in Sri Lanka.

The Mlesna Tea Castle certainly lives up to its grand name, standing proudly among the verdant tea estates and magnificent mountains. Situated overlooking the magnificent Devon Falls, the castle is built in medieval Scottish style and offers unique tea artifacts of yesteryear. The castle has paid tribute to James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea, by erecting a 16-foot tall monument that towers over visitors as they enter the building. Visitors will have the chance to indulge in a vast selection of the finest Ceylon Teas and enjoy snacks to accompany their cup of tea at the cafe.

Named after a pioneer English coffee planter, Devon Falls is another one of Sri Lanka’s iconic waterfalls. Its height of 97m makes it the 19th tallest in the island. Its one of the most popular waterfalls in the country thanks to its clear viewpoint from the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya road where visitors invariably take a break from their journeys to marvel at the wonderful creation of Mother Nature. The adventurous types can hike to the top of the falls through the Dimbula-Nawalapitiya Road or the base of it through lush tea estates.

Argyle Will Be Providing

For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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ADAMS PEAK TOUR
ONE DAY TRIP

Adam’s Peak, also known as "Sri Prada" (sacred footprint), is a 2,243m (7,359ft) tall, majestic mountain situated in central Sri Lanka. It attracts thousands of pilgrims from the 4 main religions of the island - Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The pilgrimage season to scale to the top of the mountain commences in December and ends in May. During other months it is hard to climb the mountain due to very heavy rain, extreme wind, and thick mist. There are 6 possible routes to the top of the mountain with the Hatton-Nallathanni route being the most popular.

35 Km from The Argyle, Hatton

Approximately 1 hour’s drive (based on weather conditions and time of travelling)

  • A minimum of 2 pax and a maximum of 5 pax is required to book for this service.
  • Hotel will not provide a tour guide and will not be responsible for any third party involvement.

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For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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KITHULGALA WHITEWATER RAFTING
ONE DAY TRIP

Located in the wet zone rainforest, Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. The town derives its name from the solitary fishtail palm, which is called “Kitul” in Sri Lanka, and used to make a sweet syrup and also crystallised to make jaggery. The Academy Award-winning movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed in this town on the Kelani River that passes through it. Kitulgala is very popular for whitewater rafting as well as adventure-based training programs. The area is also popular with birders as several birds that can be found in the Sinharaja Rainforest can also be spotted here.

Duration of the experience: ½ a day

1 hour driAdams Peak Tourve from The Argyle

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For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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TUK TUK RIDE
4 HOUR TOUR

Singha Malai Tunnel, also known as Poolbank Tunnel, is the longest railway tunnel in Sri Lanka. Located between the towns of Hatton and Kotagala, the tunnel is 562m (1,844 ft) long, 5.5m (18 ft) wide and has a curvature in the middle, which means that one end of the tunnel cannot be seen from the other. The tunnel was designed during the colonial era of by the first Director-General of Railways in Ceylon, Sir Guilford Lindsey Molesworth (1865-1871). Constructed by F. W. Faviell, the tunnel was considering a significant engineering feat at the time as the boring was done at both ends while meeting in the middle.

This bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the hill country region and is surrounded by tea plantations and green hills. Situated between the Hatton & Kotagala Railways stations, this beautiful structure of granite and metal was constructed during the colonial period. The hills surrounding the bridge gives plenty of vantage points for visitors to admire the bridge and hopefully snap a picture as a train is passing over it.

Named after a pioneer English coffee planter, Devon Falls is another one of Sri Lanka’s iconic waterfalls. Its height of 97m makes it the 19th tallest in the island. Its one of the most popular waterfalls in the country thanks to its clear viewpoint from the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya road where visitors invariably take a break from their journeys to marvel at the wonderful creation of Mother Nature. The adventurous types can hike to the top of the falls through the Dimbula-Nawalapitiya Road or the base of it through lush tea estates.

The Mlesna Tea Castle certainly lives up to its grand name, standing proudly among the verdant tea estates and magnificent mountains. Situated overlooking the magnificent Devon Falls, the castle is built in medieval Scottish style and offers unique tea artifacts of yesteryear. The castle has paid tribute to James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea, by erecting a 16-foot tall monument that towers over visitors as they enter the building. Visitors will have the chance to indulge in a vast selection of the finest Ceylon Teas and enjoy snacks to accompany their cup of tea at the cafe.

Commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka", is one of the most eye-catching waterfalls in the island and is easily visible by travellers on the Hatton - Talawakelle Road.

Surrounded by tall mountains and beautiful tea gardens, the waterfall cascades over three rocky outcrops into a large pool. Although the waterfall is situated about half a kilometre away from the main road, it can be reached by walking down through tea bushes at a steep gradient. A specially-constructed viewing gallery on the road allows visitors to get an extended look at this iconic waterfall of Sri Lanka.

Sri Muthumariamman Temple (Kovil) is a well-known Hindu shrine located in the town of Matale. Built in 1874, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of rain and fertility. Probably the most eye-catching feature of the shrine is the 108ft tall decorated tower above the northern gateway to the temple. It boasts of over 1,000 statues of Hindu deities and was created by a famous South Indian sculptor and his son, supported by around 100 designers, painters and architects from both India and Sri Lanka. The annual Theru festival of this temple is widely known to be one of largest Hindu festivals in the island.

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For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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SCENIC TRAIN RIDE
HATTON - NANUOYA

Singha Malai Tunnel, also known as Poolbank Tunnel, is the longest railway tunnel in Sri Lanka. Located between the towns of Hatton and Kotagala, the tunnel is 562m (1,844 ft) long, 5.5m (18 ft) wide and has a curvature in the middle, which means that one end of the tunnel cannot be seen from the other. The tunnel was designed during the colonial era of by the first Director-General of Railways in Ceylon, Sir Guilford Lindsey Molesworth (1865-1871). Constructed by F. W. Faviell, the tunnel was considering a significant engineering feat at the time as the boring was done at both ends while meeting in the middle.

This bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the hill country region and is surrounded by tea plantations and green hills. Situated between the Hatton & Kotagala Railways stations, this beautiful structure of granite and metal was constructed during the colonial period. The hills surrounding the bridge gives plenty of vantage points for visitors to admire the bridge and hopefully snap a picture as a train is passing over it.

Named after a pioneer English coffee planter, Devon Falls is another one of Sri Lanka’s iconic waterfalls. Its height of 97m makes it the 19th tallest in the island. Its one of the most popular waterfalls in the country thanks to its clear viewpoint from the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya road where visitors invariably take a break from their journeys to marvel at the wonderful creation of Mother Nature. The adventurous types can hike to the top of the falls through the Dimbula-Nawalapitiya Road or the base of it through lush tea estates.

Commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka", is one of the most eye-catching waterfalls in the island and is easily visible by travellers on the Hatton - Talawakelle Road.

Surrounded by tall mountains and beautiful tea gardens, the waterfall cascades over three rocky outcrops into a large pool. Although the waterfall is situated about half a kilometre away from the main road, it can be reached by walking down through tea bushes at a steep gradient. A specially-constructed viewing gallery on the road allows visitors to get an extended look at this iconic waterfall of Sri Lanka.

The Upper Kotmale Dam is located in Talawakele and feeds the third largest hydroelectric power station in the country. The project was initiated in 1968 and has made significant progress over the past few decades with the help of the Government of Japan. The entire project covers an area of roughly 540 sq.km and has been developed across 5 phases. As is the case with most other dam projects across the globe, the dam has negatively impacted water flow downstream including the picturesque St. Clair’s waterfall. However, the Government has ordered the water to flow continuously for over 10 hours between sunrise and sunset, helping keep the water cascading down the famous waterfalls downstream.

The Mlesna Tea Castle certainly lives up to its grand name, standing proudly among the verdant tea estates and magnificent mountains. Situated overlooking the magnificent Devon Falls, the castle is built in medieval Scottish style and offers unique tea artifacts of yesteryear. The castle has paid tribute to James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea, by erecting a 16-foot tall monument that towers over visitors as they enter the building. Visitors will have the chance to indulge in a vast selection of the finest

Argyle Will Be Providing

For your extra comfort and safety, we would be providing transport (with driver not guide) | Bevarages | Snacks including fruits | Cold or Hot Towel | Blankets & Pillows | First Aid Box | Umbrella | Binoculars.

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For a quintessential highland experience, come to The Argyle.

Hotel: Argyle Road,
Kudaoya,
Hatton,
Sri Lanka.

Corporate Office: No. 196 2/1,
Sri Jayawardenapura Mawatha,
Welikada, Rajagiriya,
Sri Lanka.

TEL          : +94 512 03 0000 / +94 76 388 6846

EMAIL    : [email protected]

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