Known for its abundant greenery, tea-clad landscapes, steep gorges, unbridled forests and gushing waterfalls, spanned by arched bridges inspired by the Scottish Highlands, Hatton is fast becoming a unique holiday destination for tourists around the world.
Founded during the British Colonial Era to serve as a surrogate for tea and coffee plantations, the town was named after a small village in Aberdeen shire, Scotland. Most often, the mornings are veiled in a mist that slowly dissipates to reveal the hillside brightly overlaid with neatly trimmed tea bushes, the primary occupation of the rural community.
A number of the surrounding tea estates are named after Scottish villages; cultivations which were first planted by Scottish pioneers. Sip on the finest Ceylon tea and learn more about Sri Lanka’s prominent tea industry, with tea tasting tours, guided walks through the plantations, and the opportunity to dabble in the delicate art of picking tea buds.
As a result of minimal industrial presence, the air in Hatton is clean, refreshing and crisp, ideal for long walks and bicycle rides, with serene routes winding past British-built stone churches and local temples. This spectacular hill country landscape is en route to Adam’s Peak, the prism-shaped pinnacle offering dramatic views of the most beautiful sunrise, and revered as a famous pilgrimage site for over a thousand years.
With its envious attributes of nature, Kuda Oya is surrounded by azure mountains that shimmer in the distance during the day, only to be shrouded by the gentle cover of the mist as dusk draws near. Renowned for its lush greenery, cool climate, breathtaking vistas and tea-drinking culture resembling life in the Scottish Highlands, Kuda Oya is an undeniably popular travel destination, and the home of The Argyle.
Located 3.7km from the Hatton Town and 36km to Nuwara Eliya, The Argyle, nestled on a scenic elevation to offer the best views of Adam's Peak. It is currently the only small luxury hotel within a 10 minutes’ from Hatton Town.
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For a quintessential highland experience, come to The Argyle.
No. 196 2/1,
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