Distance From The Akway Resort :- 18.1 km (50 min)
Bambarakanda falls is considered as the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is 790 ft. high. From November to February this falls looks exceptionally beautiful. This waterfall can be reached by traveling 4 km, turning off at Weerakoongama junction at Kalupahana on Colombo – Badulla highway.
Distance From The Akway Resort :- 23 km (55 min)
This beautiful waterfall which is very popular among foreign and local tourists in fact adds beauty and pride to the land of Uva Province. This fall is 560 ft high and it appears in full glory throughout the year.
Distance From The Akway resort:- 15 km (25 min)
This was built by Sir Thomas Laster in a similar manner to Leeds of State Kent in England and construction was started in 1920and ended in 1927. This was built by Indian architectures using rooks of two feet width to prevent cool climate including 52 rooms. All doors and windows were built using Ork timber. Many of the raw materials were imported from Scotland. This is popular among the tourist as an ancient and aesthetically important place. Pidurutalagala, Kandapola, Ambewela, Boralanda, and Diyatalawa can be viewed from here. This is opened to the public only on Saturday and Sunday and public Holidays.
Distance From The Akway resort :- 08 km (15 min)
This place breaks the journey of the tourist for a moment and it has become a marvelous viewpoint for them. In a clear day Southern plains, forests lakes and paddy fields can be observed clearly who travels in this part of the road from Beragela Junction to Haputale town.
Distance From The Akway resort:- 24.3 km (1.15 min)
It’s called Lipton’s Seat because it’s where Thomas Lipton sat down with a cuppa and proudly looked over the fruits of his endeavors. Or that’s how the story goes. The Scottish businessman started out in Sri Lanka in the late 1800s, when British colonization made it easy, buying several tea plantations and setting Tamil Indian workers to work on them. Lipton Ceylonta, his brand of tea, was then born and marketed and exported all over the world. The stuff leaves Lipton’s Seat on Dambatenna Estate and goes to countries worldwide today.
This was actually a part of a tour organized by Lipton Ceylonta during their re-launch which was held at the premises of Sir Thomas Lipton’s Bungalow, which is where we came across the near photo of him. Lipton’s Seat had been where Sir Thomas Lipton had gone to get some alone time, invite friends for a cup of tea or just to relax..
Distance From Akway resort:- 15 km (25 min)
Learn about the process of making tea at the hidden gem of Dambatenne Tea Factory. Sir Thomas Lipton built the tea factory in 1890, with some of the original machinery he used still on display in the factory. Learn about the various production techniques, and try different kinds of tea. See the circular machines, which demonstrate the refining processes required to make top-quality tea, and then enjoy mountain views after you finish the tour. On your way to the factory, you can see tea workers collecting the leaves.