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.
Rice is the main crop cultivated by the majority of farmers in rural areas and it is the staple food of the 18.6 million inhabitants of Sri Lanka. Tourists can enjoy the staircase of paddy cultivation in Haldumulla area.
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With the vast improvement of tourism as an industry, the variety of its sectors have also shown a growth. So agro tourism has become one of the area with grate attention and out of that the province of Uva comes first with its potentiol. Along with that the tea industry and rubber, Cinnamon, pepper cultivation practiced close by Haldumulla area shows favorable conditions for this sector and the cultivations can be observed throughout the year.
Distance From The Akway resort:- 42.8 km (1h 55 min)
This was declared as a natural reserve in 1965 and as a National Park in 1988. Also, this can be categorized as the only park in the wet zone of Sri Lanka. This is spreader over 3159.8 ha and situated in a height of 1800 -2300m from the sea level. This ecosystem bears the especially with clouds in high mountains, forests and wet plains and the number of inheriting flora and fauna. Tourist attention is there with the elks, leopards, and some natural creations such as Baker’s falls and the world’s end.
Distance From The Akway Resort:- 21.5km (45 min)
Bandarawela town. situated in the central highland is famous among the tourist for its beauty and the comfortable environment. This town can be introduced as a special tourist attractive place.
Distance From Akway resort:- 25.6 km (45 min)
Partially finished a standing statue of Buddha on a direct rock and a shrine with beautiful frescoes of Kandy era can be seen in here. It was indicated in the ancient legends that there was a tunnel way towards the Rawana Cave which is situated in Ella.and the entrance door of it can be seen in the present also. It is considered a cave shrine form in the era of King Walagamba and it was known as “Kumbalatissa Ariyakara” Shrine in the past. This is very popular among local and foreign tourists.
Distance From Akway resort:- 33.5 km (1h 15 min)
This bridge was constructed by connecting to two mountains in a marvelous way which was found in the process of constructing the Badulla Colombo railway. This bridge is 300feet in length, 25 feet in width and 80- 100 feet in height.