The highlands of Sri Lanka is one of the most scenic and picturesque regions in the country. This part of the country is a world of its own, with verdant tea plantations, gushing waterfalls, misty mountaintops, gleaming lakes and friendly people who will offer you a warm cup of tea to keep the cold away. Tea is the region’s largest and most popular crop, being grown on most of the mountainsides, where the premium two leaves and bud are carefully picked and processed to produce Pure Ceylon Tea – the world’s finest. The hill country boasts of excellent accommodation with a nostalgic past; be it a renovated tea planter’s bungalow or a refurbished tea factory, charming boutique hotels and even budget accommodation. The temperatures in the hills can be as low as 16 – 10 degrees on very cold days.