Nuwara Eliya Highlands from Kandy (Private Day Tour)

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Nuwara Eliya Highlands from Kandy (Private Day Tour)
from USD $79.20
Explore the gorgeous highlands of Sri Lanka and take in spectacular mountain views on this private tour from Kandy. Witness the rich heritage of tea-making by visiting tea estates and working tea factories and get hands-on experience on the art of making tea. Stop by the serene Lake Gregory and listen to the hypnotic lapping of water at its banks before returning to Kandy.
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In Brief

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
10 to 11 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa Sri Lanka

Ramboda Falls in Sri Lanka: The Most Beautiful Waterfalls of Sri Lanka

Rivers, as they flow over uneven ground or down mountains, often split into tributaries or form waterfalls. Sometimes two tributaries of the same river may form twin waterfalls very close to each other as the water spills down cliffs and rocks. However, it is quite uncommon for the tributaries to combine after forming the waterfalls making a Y shape.

This unique and beautiful sight can be seen at the Pussellawa area of Nuwara Eliya, at the Ramboda Pass. The Ramboda Falls in Sri Lanka or Ramboda Ella or Puna Ella as these falls are called is created from Puna Oya, a tributary of Kothmale Oya. It makes a twin with Dunsinane Falls which is created by Pundalu Oya, also a tributary of Kothmale River, and combines at the base to form a Y shape.

Ramboda Falls in Sri Lanka: Insights

Details about Ramboda Falls in Sri Lanka

Height : 109 m

Ranking in Sri Lanka : 11th Tallest

Ranking in World : 729th Tallest

Location : A5 Highway, Ramboda Pass, Pussellawa area, Nuwara Eliya

Height from Sea Level : 945m

Water Volume : During normal periods of the year Dunsinane Falls which falls on the right receives more volume of water than Ramboda falls. However during periods of drought the role is reversed as Dunsinane Falls, whose tributary passes through farming lands before falling, has less water coming through compared to Ramboda Falls whose tributary passes through a forest reserve. In this case, instead of Ramboda Falls having more water it is more due to Dunsinane receiving less water while Ramboda remains the same.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka

Visita Tea Factory to learn how tea is manufactured in Sri Lanka. You can observe the tea pickers, locally known as 'tea puckers' as they move between the lush green rows along the mountains with their large baskets. Thereafter you will be given a guided tour explaining fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and the grading of tea. Finish with a tea tasting process and learn of the history, and why Ceylon Tea is considered among the best in the world.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, A5, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka

Visit the highland city that was the premium holiday resort town of the British in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy walking through the streets with their pretty little cottages, quaint villas and beautiful mansions. Make a memory in the old red-bricked post office as you purchase an inexpensive and colorful postcard to take home or send to your friends. Relax at Queen Victoria Park or on the shores of Lake Gregory.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

Gregory Lake was created in 1873 by the British era Governor at the time, Sir William Gregory, supposedly for the purpose of providing electricity. However the lake was mainly used for leisure and recreation after it was built. At its peak of fame, Gregory Lake was the most prominent attraction in the area and was used a place to relax by many visitors.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant
  • 1-Liter Water Bottles Per Person
  • Entrance Fees for Gregory Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Ramboda Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Gregory Lake


  • Meals where not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees where not specified

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel in Kandy

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vehicle Allocation - 1 to 3 Persons - by a Standard Car, 4 to 5 Persons - by a Small Van and 6 to 8 Persons - by a Large Van
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on the last 2 recent reviews

This tour was fantastic!! Our driver had a lot of knowledge of the area. The waterfall was only a short walk and its surrounds were stunning. The tea plantation was great. The tour was very insightful, the tea is very good, we bought a lot. The botanical gardens were nice, even though it has been dry in Sri Lanka they were still very nice. Lake Gregory was picturesque and we had a ride on the paddle boats on the lake. We had lunch at the Calamander and it was awesome. All in all a great tour and it was really good to get away from the heat in Kandy city, to the cool highlands.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2016
The driver, Mr Viraj, was prompt, pleasant and made good company along the trip. spoke good English. One of us got a stomach upset so had to go back at lunch time but he was so kind and gave us details of who to contact in our hotel and the hospital if needed. Good day out while is lasted!
• Submitted 29 Nov 2017

In Brief

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
10 to 11 hours