Your visit to Uva will take you through golden-green fields of tea to Haputalé (Hapu-thalé) town and the historic Haputalé Pass, where Keppitipola held the British at bay (1817). From Haputalé access to archaeological sites, wildlife habitats, and the beach are within easy reach.
One mile from the town center are the Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, nestled in the midst of a tea estate. Perched at the edge of a cliff 5,000 feet above sea-level, the cottages overlook five provinces: the Eastern, the Southern, the Western, Sabaragamuwa, and the Uva. Old timers say that from Kelburne you can see forever.
Sitting on the terrace of our colonial-style cottages, you will marvel at the vista that spreads before you. The rolling hills and valleys below will make you feel as if you are soaring through the sky like a Kite gliding on the wind currents. The incredible view is only the beginning. Walk through tea fields while watching colorfully clad tea-pluckers, visit a tea factory, relax to the gentle sounds of dragonflies flitting across the garden of your personal cottage, and sip the freshest tea in all of Sri Lanka.
Come to where time stands still. Stay at Kelburne Mountain View.
The Kelburne Mountain View Restaurant serves delicious Western and Eastern-style food. As overnight guests, you are welcome to eat at the Restaurant or in your Cottage’s private dining room.
Whether passing through Haputale or staying the night, the Restaurant verandah is always open for tea, a meal, and the amazing vista. If you do want to stop in, call ahead of time and we will be prepared to welcome you with lunch or tea.