Base yourself at Taylors Hill to explore the Kandy city and to discover the culture based around the world renowned Ceylon Tea. Read on for things to do in Kandy – Taylors Hill Kandy.
Culture & Heritage
The Loolecondera Tea Factory Sri Lanka which borders Taylors Hill is the country’s first tea factory, set up by James Taylor in respect of whom our hotel is named, its estate a beguiling and unique experience for visitors, representing the important and vital history of tea in Ceylon from its inception.
Tea became such a key product for Sri Lanka in the mid-19th century. James Taylor had an impressive career at Loolecondera Tea Factory Sri Lanka, commanding the respect of the estate’s employees after arriving in the Ceylon in 1852. At his death the coffin was carried by 24 men for 34km to the Cemetery near Kandy, and many others followed calling him “Sami Dorai” (the Master who is God).
On the edge of Kandy at Hantane is The Ceylon Tea Museum, with a dedicated room to relics and memorabilia of James Taylor, well worth a visit to further augment your appreciation of the important history surrounding
WORSHIP & ARCHITECTURE
Located less than 30km from the old capital Kandy, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, there is the opportunity to take a trip to discover The Temple of the Tooth and The Botanical Gardens, located at Peradeniya.
The surrounding areas of Taylors Hill is filled will colourful, small Hindu Kovils. Devoted to an array of gods, they hold processions and ceremonies with ringing bells and chants.
Wildlife & Nature
Loolecondera near Taylors Hill is surrounded by hills and tea plantations with miles to walk. This is an ideal location to be one with nature as you get lost in your thoughts.
Nuwara Eliya is a vibrant town with a cool climate, spectacular waterfalls and colourful gardens and lakes. It is also home to the highest mountain peak in the country, known as ‘Pidurutalagala’ is also home to a spectacular golf club.
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is brimming with flowers, trees, and plants from Sri Lanka and all over the world. Discover all things green with a resident botanist or enjoy being amongst giants and colours.
For those liking a bit of a sweat, the terrain and habitat is ideal in this region for those outdoor active fun suitable for all ages.
Cycles are available Taylors Hill and you can be off and away enjoying the country site, the people and sounds. This is best way to enjoy the quirks and beauty of Sri Lanka and you will be left with a lasting impression to last a life time.
You can also just walk and be one with the place. At Taylors Hill we can organize a guided adventure walk or a lovely stroll for some bird watching