Hill Country Photography Tour in Sri Lanka

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.

At a glance

Trip length

08 days

When to go

Any time of the year


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Adventurously hiking on the Knuckles Mountain Range.

Absorbing gorgeous panoramas from the World’s End viewpoint.

Enjoying beautiful train rides in Sri Lanka’s hill country.

Not to miss in this tour

Mountain rangeHike To The Glorious Knuckles Range Of Mountains Passing Breath-Taking Sceneries

MountainTake A World-Renowned Cloud Train Ride To Quaint Little Town Of Ella

CupGlimpse The Exciting Journey Of Ceylon Tea From Bush To Cup

Tea PickerGet an Insight Into The Life Of A Tea Picker

MountainExplore Horton Plains On Foot Till You Reach World’s End

Kandy Temple in Sri Lanka
Day 01 & 02 Kandy

At the Bandaranaike International Airport, exit immigration, pick up your luggage and walk to the exit. A Blue Lanka chauffeur cum guide will be waiting to greet and assist you towards a private luxury vehicle.
Your first destination on this hill country photography tour in Sri Lanka will be Kandy. After visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, you will have a chance to capture Kandy town from the popular viewpoint, and then check-in to Polwatte Eco Lodge for two nights.

The next day is dedicated towards an adventurous hiking tour amidst the Knuckles Mountain Range, which will provide you with unique photography opportunities.

The Biggest Waterfall in Horton Plains National Park
Day 03 & 04 Nuwara Eliya

On day 03 of this hill country photography tour in Sri Lanka, you will be driven to Nuwara Eliya. En-route you will visit the beautiful Ramboda waterfalls, Labookelle Tea Factory, and tea plantations. A walk around Gregory Lake will also give you a chance to capture some lovely reality clicks.

Heritance Tea Factory is where you will be staying for the next two nights. Early morning on day 04, visit the Horton Plains National Park – a 9km nature trail that takes you to World’s End. Later that day, you can visit the Seetha Amman Temple and Hakgala Botanical Gardens to capture some beautiful flora.

Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka
Day 05 & 06 Ella

The next morning, we have lined up an exciting train journey – known to be one of the most beautiful in the world. From Nanu Oya to Ella by train offers abundant photography opportunities. Upon reaching, you will check-in to the luxurious 98 Acres Resort and Spa for two nights.

Day 06 is scheduled for some sightseeing that is worth capturing on your camera – Lipton’s Seat, Nine Arches Bridge and Little Adam’s Peak at sunset.

Buddhist Temples in Colombo
Day 07 Colombo

On day 07, you will visit the following waterfalls before you head towards Colombo:
• Rawana
• Diyaluma
• Bambarakanda
Marino Beach is where you will be staying in Colombo.

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 08 Airport

On the last day of this hill country photography tour in Sri Lanka, you can explore camera-worthy attractions in Colombo and then head towards the airport, depending on the time of your flight.
We hope this tour itinerary was attractive for your passion in photography. Do get in touch with us if you wish to make any changes, or create a completely new customized itinerary. The Blue Lanka team is at your service.

Trail on the ground


Q. When is the best time to visit hill country?
A. 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?
A. Yes, they do provide an extra bed for an additional cost.

Q. Do you provide driver accommodation?
A. Most of the hotels provide driver accommodation. If not they will find nearby.

Real people, real views

How they experienced it

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Insightful Tips

  • Specially made for all kinds of Photographers!
  • Both females and males need to wear conservative clothing which covers shoulders, chest, and knees prior entering temple premises to respect the culture.
  • Remember to avoid taking pictures showing your backside towards the statues of Lord Buddha.
  • Make sure not to miss the evening captures of hustle and bustle of Kandy city especially sunset spots like Kandy Lake.
  • It is advised to wear pants or shorts that are lightweight, breathe easily, dry quickly and a good pair of trainers or hiking boots.
  • Be sure to bring along the usual hiking essentials of a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, a basic first aid kit, raincoat, and plenty of water.
  • Remember to go in the morning to catch the tea pickers at work in Nuwara Eliya for a memorable snap!
  • It is always better asked for permission before you are photographing the locals during the train journey and make sure to use a fast shutter speed so your pictures will not be blurry.
  • Be aware of which shutter should be used for an impressive waterfall shot.
  • Do not forget to capture from instafamous locations like little Adam’s peak; nine arch bridge and add a creative travel-story of your travel diary!

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