JAMES TAYLOR’S TEA ESTATE TOUR
Enjoy a historical Tea experience in the Loolkandura Estate where the very first patch of tea was planted as a test after the failure of coffee plantation in Sri Lanka. This Estate has so many historical identities with Mr. James Taylor who was the first in charge of the estate. You will see tea plantation, James Taylor Seat, Tea Tree, James Taylor Statue, The Loolkandura Tea Factory, James Taylor Log Cabin and Weighing Stations with an English speaking local guide.
Highlights of this tour
- James Taylor Seat & Tea Tree
- James Taylor Statue
- Loolkandura Tea Factory
- James Taylor Log Cabin
- Weighing Stations
- 7:00am- You will be picked up from your hotel in Kandy and driven approximately one hour to reach the Taylor’s Hill where you start your guided tea experience to the Loolkandura Estate. Loolkandura Estate in the Kandy district is the very first patch of tea was planted as a test after the failure of coffee plantation in Sri Lanka. With the wild success of this plantation, then 21 years old planter James Taylor who was in charge of this plantation has been forever immortalized and has become a part of post colonization history of Sri Lanka.
- 8:30am – 12:00am- Enjoy a traditional Tuk tuk to ride to the Estate and visit a number of historic sites in and around Loolkandura with a local guide who knows all about the estate.
- 12:15am- Return to Taylor’s Hill and we will be driving back to your hotel.