Nestled against the foothills in Dickoya, Sri Lanka,the Governor’s Mansion Luxury Tea Estate Boutique Hotel stands prominent in its garden setting,located in a serene and picturesque tea valley of Ceylon.
Visitors can walk amongst the tea bushes in the plantation and observe the daily routines. And while standing on the garden lawn, they can catch aglimpse of tea pluckers carrying their day’s collectionin wicker baskets, orAdam’s Peak,a highly venerated site by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians alike. Various flora, gathered over the years, gives the garden a unique and awe inspiring character.Trees dating back a hundred yearshave been well preserved and now stand tall looming over the colourful and tranquil garden.
Guests canhikeorcyclealong the winding roads of the tea valleys or ride thewhite water rapidsof a river close by. They can experienceaperiodic steam train journeyor visit religious sites such asTemples and old British Churches.
For those seeking solitude Governor’s Mansion proves to be pure paradise. Cozy corners, collection of books to read and spacious yet privy rooms offer the best opportunity to spend some time alone.