Off the Beaten Track Tour

Hill Country Photography Tour in Sri Lanka

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Sri Lanka’s picturesque Hill Country with Blue Lanka Tours’ Photography Tour. Capture the breathtaking landscapes, lush tea plantations, cascading waterfalls, and charming colonial architecture that define this region. Led by expert guides, this tour offers unique opportunities to hone your photography skills while immersing yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of the Hill Country. Whether you are a seasoned photographer or a novice enthusiast, this tour promises to inspire and delight as you explore the enchanting vistas and hidden gems of Sri Lanka’s highlands.

Looking to explore nature at its best with your camera? This hill country photography tour in Sri Lanka will give you just that! Taking you to viewpoints in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Ella gives you the chance to capture drop-dead gorgeous photographs of Sri Lanka’s natural landscapes of lush greenery, tea plantations and cascading waterfalls.
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Upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, you’ll be greeted by a Blue Lanka chauffeur cum guide who will escort you to a private luxury vehicle. Your journey begins in Kandy, where you’ll visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and capture the essence of the city from a popular viewpoint. Check into Polwatte Eco Lodge for a two-night stay. The following day, immerse yourself in an adventurous hiking tour amidst the Knuckles Mountain Range, offering unique photography opportunities.

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Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic
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Nuwara Eliya

On day 3, journey to Nuwara Eliya, stopping by the enchanting Ramboda waterfalls, Labookellie Tea Factory, and tea plantations along the way. Take a leisurely stroll around Gregory Lake, capturing the scenic beauty it offers. Spend two nights at Heritance Tea Factory. Early morning on day 4, embark on a nature trail in Horton Plains National Park, leading to the breathtaking World’s End. Visit Seetha Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Gardens later in the day to capture the beauty of flora.

Nuwara Eliaya Praks
Nuwara Eliaya Praks
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The following morning, enjoy a mesmerizing train journey from Nanu Oya to Ella, renowned for its stunning landscapes. Check into the luxurious 98 Acres Resort and Spa for a two-night stay. Day 6 is dedicated to sightseeing, with opportunities to photograph iconic landmarks such as Lipton’s Seat, Nine Arches Bridge, and Little Adam’s Peak at sunset.

Ninearch bridge
Ninearch bridge


On day 7, visit Ravana, Diyaluma, and Bambarakanda waterfalls before heading to Marino Beach in Colombo for an overnight stay.

Ravana Falls
Gangarama Temple Sri lanka

Colombo to BIA

Explore camera-worthy attractions in Colombo before departing for Bandaranaike International Airport, depending on your flight schedule. We hope this hill country photography tour has sparked your passion for photography. Feel free to reach out to us for any customization or further assistance. The Blue Lanka team is dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction.

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Air plane taking off

Journey Highlights

  • Trip Length: 8 Days
  • Marvel at breathtaking panoramas from the World’s End viewpoint.
  • Experience the majestic beauty of the Knuckles Range while trekking amidst stunning scenery.
  • Indulge in a renowned cloud train journey to the charming town of Ella.
  • Witness the fascinating journey of Ceylon Tea from bush to cup.
  • Gain insight into the life of a tea picker.
  • Explore Horton Plains on foot until you reach the iconic World’s End viewpoint.

Insightful Tips for Adventure Seekers

  • Tailored for photographers of all kinds!
  • Both men and women are required to wear conservative attire covering their shoulders, chest, and knees before entering temple premises, as a sign of respect for the culture.
  • Ensure you refrain from photographing with your back towards statues of Lord Buddha.
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to capture the vibrant hustle and bustle of Kandy city, especially during sunset at picturesque spots like Kandy Lake.
  • Opt for lightweight, breathable pants or shorts, along with sturdy trainers or hiking boots.
  • Remember to pack essential hiking gear such as a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, a basic first aid kit, raincoat, and ample water.
  • Head out in the morning to capture the scenic beauty of tea pickers at work in Nuwara Eliya for a truly memorable shot
  • Always seek permission before photographing locals during train journeys, and ensure you use a fast shutter speed to avoid blurry images.
  • Know which shutter speed is ideal for capturing stunning waterfall shots.
  • Don’t miss out on photographing iconic locations like Little Adam’s Peak and the Nine Arch Bridge, adding a creative touch to your travel diary!


Q. When is the best time to visit hill country?

December to April is the best.

Q. Can I bring a drone to Sri Lanka?

A. If you wish to bring your drone with you, you will have to get a permit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

Q. Do the hotels provide extra beds in the room?

Yes, they do provide an extra bed for an additional cost.

Q. Do you provide driver accommodation?

Most of the hotels provide driver accommodation. If not they will find nearby.