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Loolkandura

Deltota-Rikillagaskada Road, Rikillagaskada 20730, Sri Lanka
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This deserves more attention and publicity, specially considering the historical significance of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Akhma60
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Breathtaking visit to history

First of all must say this place is the place where the first tea plant was planted in srilanka. It... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Anuruddha B
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Deltota-Rikillagaskada Road, Rikillagaskada 20730, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This deserves more attention and publicity, specially considering the historical significance of this estate to Ceylon Tea. According to Google maps, the climb up to the top to see James Taylors Seat is 4.5km and about 1:15 minutes. But in reality it takes much longer...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

First of all must say this place is the place where the first tea plant was planted in srilanka. It is a one day trip from kandy town. The whole travel is very scenic.

1  Thank Anuruddha B
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Not sure what the spelling permutations are. Loolkandura vs Loolecondera but same place. This was a truly magnificent day trip from Kandy. Roads are totally horrendous in places. I took a little tuk tuk, it did struggle a bit and it took a hammering on...More

2  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a great location to visit as a 1 day trip. We could reach there within 1.5 hours from peradeniya. I like the view in Sir. James taylor seat which is similar to lipton seat. We had to get a tuk-tuk due to road...More

2  Thank Rukshan K
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Visited this historical place to witness the place where Sri Lanka started tea cultivation back in 1850's by a gentleman called James Taylor. You can reach here via Kandy->Galaha->Deltota->Loolkandura. You may climb the tea trail if you have a vehicle with good ground clearance. But...More

Thank Kasun W
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Suddenly planned during morning tea cup. Left home just before noon since it is just 40 clicks from Peradeniya. Turned out the road is too narrow winding road uphill from Mahakanda Junc. It may take 40 mins to Galaha, 60 mins to Delthota and 80...More

2  Thank Yasanga
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

The Loolecondera estate was the first tea plantation estate in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) started in 1867 by Englishman James Taylor, it is situated in Delthota, Sri Lanka. James Taylor started the plantation of tea within 19 acres (77,000 m2) of land in Loolecondera and it...More

2  Thank Chanu2013
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

James Taylor migrated to Sri Lanka in 1852, and he started Loolecondera Tea Estate, the first Tea garden of Sri Lanka in 1865. This is a very nice place for trekking and cycling. Breathtaking view! Good for photographers too. Can't explain the beauty and the...More

Thank Sameera G
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

loolkandura tea estate was the place that i visited and it was very eye opening because of the beautiful lanscape around it. James Taylor was the first tea planter in Sri Lanka and any visitor or traveler could easily come visit this place. At the...More

1  Thank sanduni p
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

What a place to be there? Historical, Cool, amazing nature, very first tea plantation in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), one time the longest tea factory in the country, bordering to NuwaraEliya towards South, Victoria Reservoir to the North, the morning busyness of the tea pluckers,...More

5  Thank Bandu N
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Irshad M
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't looking but know that there is a place called Taylor's Hill that runs excursions to the tea plantation. Not sure how far they are from plantation though. I didn't stay with them in the end.
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