Little bit about Hatton
The town of Hatton located amongst the sprawling mountains of Sri Lanka’s central province is an idyllic landscape of old world charm and misty tea fields. Located about 4,000ft above sea level it’s an 83km drive from Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Christened after a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Hatton was founded during colonial times as a tea planter’s town as it serves as a central point for most of the upcountry tea estates such as Maskeliya, Thalawakele & Bogawanthalawa.
Hatton serves as a gateway to the Sri Pada Mountain also known as Adams Peak. Hatton route is a more arduous climb to Sri Pada but it is the most picturesque. Following an unforgettable train journey through the sprawling tea fields to the Hatton town, the ascent to Sri Pada begins at night, to witness the breath-taking Sunrise known as the Irasewaya. Hatton town accommodates to all visitors with many B&B’s in the town itself with all the amenities to the traveller hoping to ascent the Sri Pada coupled with the warm Sri Lankan hospitality in the cool misty hills.