Pidurutalagala


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Pidurutalagala

 

the highest peak on Sri Lanka. Elevation, 2,524 m. Pidurutalagala, which rises 500-700 m above the adjacent plateaus, is composed of granites and gneisses. The peak is dome-shaped. On the slopes there are dense thickets of low equatorial forest; at the foot of the peak there are tea plantations.

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If heights are your thing, you can spend some time around the central highlands, home to Mount Pidurutalagala, Sri Lanka's tallest mountain.
Likewise, the Taprospa Labookellie Villa consists of three classical colonial planters' bungalows, each surrounded by thousands of tea bushes on the 1,300-acre Mackwoods estate, on the western slopes of the Pidurutalagala mountain range.
British rule certainly left its mark on Nuwara Eliya, which is only 2,000ft below the peak Lanka's highest elevation, Mount Pidurutalagala.