Ceylon Tea Trails, Castlereagh Reservoir

Ceylon Tea Trails will give you a new appreciation of tea – a deep insight into the culture and history of Sri Lanka.

Your Tea Trail will lead you around the breath-taking scenery of Castlereagh Reservoir – set high in the central uplands of Sri Lanka – to stay at four distinct bungalows. And on the way you’ll watch the dexterity of tea pickers and learn the process and history of tea-making.

Ceylon Tea Trails, at a glance

  • Tientsin Bungalow, built in 1888 is a historical landmark, set 4600 feet high in the hills with astounding views
  • One master suite, three garden suites and two luxury guestrooms
  • Norwood Bungalow, built in 1890 and rebuilt 1940, has fantastic views over the Bogawantalawa Valley
  • One master suite, two garden suites and two luxury guestrooms. Many with four posters and elegant bathrooms
  • Castlereagh Bungalow, built in 1925 has a to-die-for wooded setting close to the water
  • Three garden suites and two luxury guestrooms
  • Summerville Bungalow, built in 1923 is set high above the lake with far-flung views
  • Two garden suites and a luxury guestroom

For leisure and pleasure

  • Tea Trail activities include mountain biking and hiking
  • Heritage Quest
  • Excursions include Kandy, Adam’s Peak, Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains, Udawalawe
  • Glorious English rose gardens
  • Tennis court
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden dining 
  • Ultimate Travel was excellent and everything worked like clockwork

    LL, India, 2014