Ceylon Tea Trails

Bespangling the golden valley of Bogawantalawa is ‘Ceylon Tea Trails’, a string of 5 elegant bungalows off the select assortment by the renowned luxury hotel chain of ‘Relais and Chateaux’. These luxury bungalows take delight in a chilled, salutary backdrop nestled amidst idyllic Ceylonese tea gardens, 140-KM away from the hum and buzz of Colombo.

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Each bungalow by ‘Ceylon Tea Trails’ basks in an orchestra of luxury and elegance. Former colonial era tea planter residences converted into fine holiday spaces, the tea bungalow resort brings out the gold of the colonial era. Coming to life on a pastoral location in the Central Province, ‘Ceylon Tea Trails’ bathes itself in sweeping views of the circling mountains and profuse tea fields.

The Experience

Reposing on a scenic landscape that affords views of the eastern end of the Bogawanthalawa Valley, the 6-suite Norwood Bungalow is appointed with a spacious lounge, billiard room, swimming pool and sundeck. At the Tientsin Bungalow, 4 rooms materialize from an English style garden set about with rose terraces and verdant arbours that were first brought to life by the green-fingered wives of the colonial planters. The Castlereagh Bungalow resides in a wooded valley by a lake and rejoices in parquet floors, open fireplaces and garden summerhouses. The Summerville Bungalow is perched high above a lake at the hem of a tea plantation and is furnished with 5 rooms. Luxuriating in the views of the Dunkeld Tea Estate and the Great Western Mountain Range, the Dunkeld Bungalow features 5 accommodations including a sequestered cottage.

The luxury rooms at ‘Ceylon Tea Trails’ are appointed with a fireplace and bathtub. The garden suites that open out into a private garden are luxuriously placed with king size four poster beds. The master suites entice with the perfect allurement of a stunningly designed living room. As you unwind amidst colonial furnishings, delight in personalized butler services, an expression of individual attention. Step back in time.

After enjoying a delicious bed tea, take in the breeze and glow of a morning stroll and come back to the cheer of a Sri Lankan or English breakfast. Meals at ‘Ceylon Tea Trails’ are creatively served, incorporating garden-fresh vegetables and fruits, fresh teas and inspiring herbs.

The lifestyle at the bungalows is knitted with interesting rituals from colonial planters’ life. Aromatic cups of tea are served over crackling fires. Stiff gin and tonic greet you as you arrive at your cozy bungalow after a day of wandering the tea gardens. Delightful sunset high teas take shape from the chilled gardens and merry dinners take place near cosy fireplaces that dispel the cold.

Soak in the luxury of an aromatic bath or bask in the serenity of a massage in the seclusion of your room. Unwind amidst calming tones of cinnamon, green tea, jasmine and geranium.

Around and About

The scenic valley of Bogawantalawa has a maze of idyllic trails fallen along tea fields which can be discovered by hiking, biking or walking. Either take in the laid-back vibes of the country life on two wheels or ramble unhurriedly through the green-clad landscapes. ‘The Tea Experience’ programme hosted by the resort will take you to an exquisite tea garden where bustling ladies are harvesting the leaves, show you around a century old traditional British tea factory and introduce you to different tastes of the divine brew. Finish off the interesting tour with tea-inspired cuisine and a cup of delight – what a tealightful experience! Prowl about the quaint, Greenleaf villages where snug homesteads are scattered like dollhouses while exotic birds serenade you. Take delight in croquet on a grassy lawn or indulge in a tennis game at the Tientsin Bungalow. Glory in an excursion to the picturesque town of Nuwara Eliya or the Horton Plains National Park.

You are straying through the sunrise wonder of a Bogawantalawa morning. As you amble along, drinking in the beauty of the valley, tea estates wake up to life in golden-green, as if for an eager audience. You lose yourself in this wonderful revelation of the Camellia Sinensis which would later become ripples of joy in a fine porcelain cup.

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