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Tucked away in serene wilderness of the central highlands of Nawalapitiya Sri Lanka, Tea Cottage Resort & Spa is a masterpiece erected with a fine blend of ecological and contemporary architectural flair.
Endowed with mesmerizing sights of towering mountains braided in mist, resplendent tea plantations, charming Mahaweli river and sprawling forest all around , this location makes a veritable paradise for writers, artists, nature lovers, of all ages. The vicinities abound with a wide variety of flora & fauna for your beholding over trekking, cycling, hiking, bird watching and many other activities along the nature trails. You will also be able to grasp the unique saga of the "Tea Story" from the leaf to the rejuvenating sip off the cup by embarking on our specially designed factory tour for you. Tea Cottage Restaurant and Spa is guaranteed to afford you the best holiday retreat ever...
Die Lage des Hotels
The Tea Cottage Resort is situated on the Nawalapitiya-Pathana road (B317) at the 4.5 km post.
The travel details are as under;
Nawalapitiya bus station/railway station - 4.5Kms
Kandy town center - 42Kms
Airport (Katunayaka) - 115Kms
Colombo(via avissawella) - 115Kms
The climate at The Tea Cottage Resort remain at 20°-25c° celcius throughout the year making it a place where one can relax in a not so hot or cold climate in peaceful surroundings.
It is encouraging to note that almost all the visitors have expressed their willingness to be back on the next holidays.
Zimmer / Unterbringung im Hotel
The Tea Cottage Resort consists of two individual cottages and two double suites and two estate bungalows with all modern amenities and pleasantness for present mode of life.
You will be awakened in the morning by the sweet chirping sounds of birds and as you open the door you view the river, the mist panoramic view of salubrious climate, scenic valleys, beautiful mountains and eco environment.
The tea cottage resort is an ideal place for honeymoons and the newly wedded couples will enjoy their stay in safe and sound surroundings to mark their happy occasion a memorable one.
The Cottages and rooms are fully equipped with air conditioning, TVs with satellite and local channels, hot and cold shower and free toiletries. The free bottles of Water and we also provide coffee- and tea-making equipment, to help you make the most of your stay at one of the finest Sri Lanka resorts.
We also provide free Wi-Fi, as well as laundry service and 24-hour room service. Check in is at 13.00 and check out time is 12.00.
Gastronomie im Hotel
It is our intention and wish that the visitors enjoy their stay in The Tea Cottages in a manner not different to their life style. Hence the serving of meals day and night will be according to their wishes. The visitors can at all times speak to the chef in regard to any changes in the preparation of meals and have them prepared according to their wishes.
The Tea Cottage Restaurant is constructed as an open air deck to enable the visitors to view the Mahaweli River and the surrounding scenic tea gardens. The Restaurant where meals or refreshments are had is constructed in a manner for the visitors to observe the cooking processes ensuring them of cleanliness and appetite.
The main object of The Tea Cottage Restaurant Cuisine is to provide the visitors with fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs from our garden. The spices used are of best quality and tea infused to make a difference. Our chef will always see to make the best of his experience in the preparation of meals.
Sonstige Einrichtungen und Services
We provide additional services and facilities designed to ensure your stay is both pleasurable and memorable.
24 Hour Front Desk Assistance
We have the following transportation for any excursions.
9 Seater mini van
24-Hour In-Resort Dining
Please ask your waiter or resort manager for children’s menu.
Computer Facilities/Fax/photocopying Services
We have a computer in the restaurant with internet connection.
Foreign Currency Exchange
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
We offer free Wi-Fi access in restaurant area and public areas.
(Magazines, Sri Lankan history books, Tea related books etc...)
24 Hour Security
Jacuzzi pool (only for Luxury Cottage guests)
Driver / Guide Accommodation
The tea cottage resort not provides any accommodation for drivers and guides. But we can help you to find guest house or hotel in a very close to our resort.
TEA FACTORY JOURNEY
Our object is to show you how a good cup of tea is prepared, let us first go to the plantation and see how the green leaf is plucked. It is two leaves and a bud that is plucked. The visitor can see how the pluckers are engaged in this activity, speak to them and take a snap.
Then we go to the Greenwood tea factory along with an expert who will explain the whole process, from the withering of the leaves through rolling, fermenting and grading, to produce the different grades of tea.
Finally we will arrange for a tea tasting session at the factory or restaurant to observe the colour, strength and the taste of different grades of teas. We are confident eventually you will be glad to know how good the Ceylon tea reaches your country to enjoy this cheering cup of tea.
Greenwood tea plantation is an ideal location for bird watching. Several families of Jungle Fowl are seen on the property and they have got used to human presence. A variety of endemic birds such as Sri Lanka Green-billed Coucal, Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush, Sri Lanka Orange-billed Babbler Sri Lanka Mynah ,Woodpeckers, Layard’s Parakeet, flock together in the scenic tea gardens surrounding the Tea Cottage Resort.
The visitors to The Tea Cottages have the opportunity to walk on foot around the tea plantation and see how the tea leaves are been plucked by the pluckers and also to observe the field works carried out by our workers. The visitors can see the scenic beauty of the valleys, the mountains, ponds and also wild flowers and ferns.
KADIYANLENA WATER FALL TREKKING
The water of the 8m-high fall cascades down in stages. Although the flow is otherwise languid, during rain the fall is transformed into a rushing body of water, the spray reaching the nearby road.
SRI PADA (ADAM’S PEAK)
Sri Lanka’s most revered mountain, Sri Pada or Adam’s Peak is located in a very breathtaking area of the southern hill country. Sri Pada has been a pilgrimage centre perhaps for all faiths for over 1000 years. The sacred footprint, a rock formation nearby the summit, is believed to be the Lord Buddha’s. Therefore, thousands of devotees throng to this sacred mountain peak in order to worship the sacred footprint of the Buddha. Sri Pada is a conical mountain 7360 feet high, soaring clear above the surrounding mountain ranges. The great desire of every pilgrim is to reach the peak before dawn to see the magnificent sight of the sunrise and thereafter perform their religious rites.
Distance from resort: 56 km
Travelling time: 90 minutes
The pilgrim season: December to April
It is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Kandy was last home to the Kandyan Kings of yore in the 19th century and a fountain for all the music, arts, crafts and culture in the country.
Kandy keeps hold of great religious significance for Sri Lanka. It is in this delightful city that the Dalada Maligawa or ‘Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic’ lies well guarded. The best time to visit Kandy would be in July/august when you can witness the annual Kandy Esala Perahera, a memorable parade that mirror the pomp and pageantry of kings and more notably an occasion when a replica of the relic casket is paraded. Almost 100 elephants parade along the main street of the city, adorned with ceremonial gear and are accompanied by dancers and drummers for over 10 fascinating days.
There are many more sights in kandy that would hold your attention.
The Malwatta and Asgiriya monasteries Udawattekele Sanctuary
Peradeniya Botanical Garden Kandy Lake
Kandy National Museum Kandyan Dance Performance
The 2nd world war Military cemetery
Distance from resort: 40 km
Travelling time: 50 minutes
Build by king Vikramabahu the 3rd of Gampola (A.D 1357-1374) the shrine consists of three sections, the sanctum or the Garbha, the Digge or dancing hall and the Hevisimandapaya or the Drummers hall.
Embekke is world famous for wood carvings in the pillars of the drummer's hall which are considered to be some of the best exhibitions of ancient Sri Lankan craftsmanship.
Built almost exclusively of stone in 1344 by the Gampola King Wickramabahu, situated on a hilltop, commanding views of the surrounding countryside. The architecture is Dravidian. The entrance porch features large stone pillars, which support a roof of huge stone slabs. Within the vihara, an ancient stone and plaster Buddha image looks down upon milk rice pots that have collected food offerings for centuries. The 638-year-Old jack wood doors still exhibit their original paintings.
Completed in 1344, but in a more traditional Sinhalese style. Situated on a top of a gray rock above the fertile highland green, it justifies its name: "the beauty spot on Lanka's brow."
The shrine contains an ancient Buddha image of brick and plaster, plus devalas to the four guardian deities of the island, each with his consort.
A Pali language rock inscription at the site records the valuable gifts to craftsmen who toiled on the temple. Woodcarvers still work at the foot of the rock on which the temple stands.
This is a magnificent building shining in white against the blue sky in the background. Being a brick building in three stories, it has a peculiar architectural design.
Amidst the painted doors of wood and frescoes still bright with their original paint on walls and ceilings in the shrine room is found a superb seated image of the Buddha.
Distance from resort:30 km
Travelling time: 30 minutes
HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK
This highland is at an elevation of 2100-2300 metres and very rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. There are three main rivers heading from Horton plains Mahaweli, Kelani and Walawe.The steep Precipice of the World’s End and Baker’s fall are amidst the tourist attractions of the park.most tourists are attracted mainly for bird watching, nature walks and to see the World’s End; a sheer drop of 1 kilometre down the hill is an amazing view.
Distance from resort: 90 km
Travelling time: 2.5 Hours
Opening & Closing Time: 6.00a.m to 6.00p.m
WHITE WATER RAFTING AT KITULGALA
Rafting or white water rafting is a tough recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.
Sri Lanka’s most popular place for white water rafting is Kitulgala on the picturesque Kelani River. Kitulgala white water rafting is just 40 minutes from The Tea Cottage Resort. Arrangements are made to see to the safety at a nominal fee, through our associate partners.
Distance from resort: 30 km
Travelling time: 30 minutes
Suitable season: May to December
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
Nawalapitiya to Badulla train journey is considered one of the most scenic train journeys in Sri Lanka. The train starts from Colombo Fort Railway station and it takes about 3.5 hours approximately to reach Nawalapitiya Railway station where the scenic journey begins. Therefore we help our guest to organize scenic railway journey to hill country.
Distance from resort to railway station: 4.5 km
Travelling time: 5 minutes
KOTHMALE ANCIENT VILLAGE TOUR
There are many more sights in KOTHMALE that would hold your attention.
Mahaweli Maha Seya
Kothmale reservoir and dam
Distance from resort: 20 km
Travelling time: 25 minutes