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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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
British rule certainly left its mark on Nuwara Eliya, which is only 2,000ft below the peak Lanka's highest elevation, Mount Pidurutalagala
. With its British street and hotel names - and even a strikingly colonial Post Office - it is like stumbling across an English hamlet.