10th highest peak in Sri Lanka & Shanthipura – Highest Village in Sri Lanka
Single Tree hill/One tree hill Mountain is the tenth highest peak in Sri Lanka (2100 meters), rising only 250 meters above the Nuwara Eliya city. Single tree hill is easily accessible by use of the road across the tea estate.
Single Tree Hill is one of the most panoramic vantage points of Nuwara Eliya which gives an extraordinary view of the city below where you could absorb the beauty of the Hakgala Mountain, Pidurutalagala range, Lake Gregory and the whole of the northern slice of the Horton Plains. A traveller would have a wonderful time walking up the hill in the midst of the flawless Nuwara Eliya atmosphere; the locals too are very kind and well-mannered people who will help you around the city at any time.
Walking through the natural montane forest and a eucalyptus plantation, we will come across a variety of bird species, butterflies, lizards, frogs and a vivid array of wild flowers. It's highly recommended to go with a guide when you walk through the montane forest, because there's no proper marked trails.
“Shanthipura”, Sri Lanka’s highest village with an elevation of 2034 meters, the observation point will provide you yet another bird’s eye view of the Garden City of Nuwara Eliya. Apart from that trekkers can experience the traditional upcountry tea estate villager’s life.
- December to April is the best time
- July and August also recommended
- Tea estates, montane forest, sight seen, highland birds etc…