In antiquity, Sri Lanka was known to travellers by a variety of names; in India as Lanka or Sinhala, ancient Greek geographers called it Taprobane and Arabs referred to it as Serendib (the origin of the word “serendipity”) Ceilão, the name given to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese when they arrived in 1505, Then it was transliterated into English as Ceylon. As a British crown colony, the island was known as Ceylon. It achieved independence as the Dominion of Ceylon in 1948 Geographically It is in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal, between latitudes 5°and 10°N, and longitudes 79° and 82°E. Sri Lanka is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait.

Tea factory and Tea Plantation

Our villa is located in close proximity to a tea factory and our guests can visit the factory, the distance is about 700m from the villa and can purchase fresh tea from the factory shop as well. Opportunity to try out tea plucking is possible too.

Pine forest trek

This is in our back yard, and with stunning views of the mountain range.

Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple – Ramboda

The temple is on a stunning location that looks out towards part of the Kotmale valley approximately 10 minutes’ drive from Ramboda Villa on the A5 highway in the direction of Nuwaraeliya. The temple is consists statue of lord Hanuman which is 40feet in hight.

Ramboda water fall

Is 109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It is situated in the Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass .It was formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. Altitude of the falls is 945m above sea level.


The city name means “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. The city was founded by Samuel baker the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the Nile in 1846. Nuwara Eliya’s climate lent itself to becoming the prime sanctuary of the British civil servants and planters in Ceylon. Nuwara Eliya, called Little England then, was also a hill country retreat where the British colonialists could immerse in their pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket. Many of the buildings retain features from the colonial period such as the Queen’s Cottage, General’s House, Grand Hotel, Hill Club, and Town Post Office

Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100-2,300 meters (6,900-7,500 ft.) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 32 kilometers from Nuwara Eliya


Is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province. It is the second largest city in the country after Colombo. It was the last capital of the ancient kings’ era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of The Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988

Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak (7,360 ft) in height and one of the most remarkable eco and pilgrimage sites in Sri lanka. A depression in the rocky summit resembles a huge footprint, which has been venerated as a sacred sigh from remote antiquity. This was identified by Buddhists the Buddha’s footprint, by Hindus as that of Shiva, and by Muslims as Adam’s. Later the Portuguese attributed it to St. Thomas the Apostle. From Ramboda Villa to  the location is 2hour 30minute drive through the scenic mountain routes. Via the local town of Thawalanthenna.