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Stop At: Diyaluma Falls, Colombo - Batticaloa Hwy, Koslanda 90190 Sri Lanka
A Full Day Tuk Tuk Safari in Sri Lankan Tea plantation, Pilkington Point, Millenium Point, Diyaluma Falls,Ravana Falls, Rubber, Cocoa & black pepper Plantation
A Day out in the Tuk Tuk to the Best Sri Lankan Tea plantation and Waterfall the nature views Don’t miss this ride of a life time! Nothing can compare to blowing in the wind in the country side with a tuk -tuk ride
Tuk Tuk safari to the most beautiful tea plantation, The Poonagala Hills are a range of low lying hills in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Whilst quite beautiful by themselves, with rolling green fields of tea, the area gains its fame due to four very specific viewpoints known for the amazing views of the island. These viewpoints Pilkington Point, Millennium Point, Lipton’s Seat, and St. Catherine’s Seat; became known globally as popular sightseeing locations during the era of the British tea planters and we visit the Pilkington Point, Millennium Point
Pilkington Point gained its name in 1898 from Sir George Pilkington, the first manager Poonagala Group, who used this location to scan the vast tea estate of Poonagala in late 1800’s. The viewpoint lies 1400m above sea level in the Haputale ,The vista gives an unprecedented view all the way to the Southern Coast. The districts of Monaragala, Hambanthota, Rathnapura and a part of Ampara are visible. Some of the more identifiable landmarks include Wellawaya, the Kiri Vehera Temple of Kataragama, Embilipitiya and Udawalawe.
Millenium Point lies not far above Pilkington point and can only be reached by foot. Millennium Point is often visited by wild elephants and boars, The climb unto Millennium Point takes about an hour and the views are even better than Pilkington Point. The viewpoint offers a 350-degree view of the surrounding landscape; including all the locations that can be seen from Pilkington Point
Diyaluma Falls is 220 m (720 ft) high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in Koslanda, The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, Diyaluma Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka, not just for its height and the rapid flow of water but also because of its surroundings – breathtaking scenery and natural landscape, The Falls consist of two separate waterfalls; the Upper Diyaluma which is comparatively smaller and the Lower Diyaluma with its vertical drop
There are many cool pools found at the top of the falls that vary in size and depth, some of which you can reach by trails around the falls. So why stay in the main pool when you can go hopping from one pool to another, this should make your day more fun and exciting.
The Rubber Plantation
The rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis, originally comes from the rain forests of Brazil and South America. Rubber had been used for generations by indigenous Amazon tribes. It has been discovered that the Ancient Mesoamericans had a ball game using rubber balls and the Mayans also made a type of temporary rubber shoe by dipping their feet into a latex mixture. But it was not until 1839, when Charles Goodyear accidentally dropped rubber and Sulphur on a hot stovetop causing it to char like leather yet remain plastic and elastic, that the first industrial application for rubber was discovered. Vulcanization is a refined version of this process.
By 1905 more than 300,000 hectares of rubber was growing in Ceylon and Malaysia.Sri Lanka has an area of over 122,000 hectares of rubber plantation and produces 129,000 metric tons of latex annually.
While Sri Lanka is not among the biggest cocoa producers of the world, Central, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Western and Southern provinces of the country have good conditions for growing it. Cocoa can be considered the most important tree crop in these areas. Cultivation of cocoa was started in Sri Lanka by the British in 1834.
Sri Lankan black pepper
Pepper, popularly known as the “King of spices” and it accounts for …. occupies largest percentage in the international spice trade. It is most widely used spice all over the world. Black pepper of commerce is the mature dried berries of the woody perennial evergreen climbing vine, Piper nigrum. Pepper is cultivated over an area of 32,800 ha of Sri Lanka, It can be grown either as a mono crop or as a mixed crop in the coconut and tea plantations using live and dead standards as support. Pepper is an ideal crop for home gardens where it can be trained on the existing tree species as well. Sri Lankan black pepper has higher piperine content which conduces to fetch a premium price in international spice trade.
And many more useful trees produce fruits, The tour is a Full day you will have a lunch in a local house or picnic lunch once your tour is end in the evening we will drop you in your Hotel in Ella, Haputale Or Bandarawela
Duration: 10 minutes