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Cocoon Hills, Nuwara Eliya

Cocoon Hills is an English Mock Tudor Bungalow which is a 6-bedroom property on bed and breakfast basis. Built around 25 years ago, in the hill country, it sits amid tea plantations and verdant mountains. Each and every part of it exudes a personal charm within a setting of refined elegance. For sightseeing, choose a sunny day, borrow a bicycle from the Bungalow and peddle around the town. On a rainy day, the warm and cozy living rooms of the Bungalow are just the perfect place to snuggle under a blanket near the fire place. Indoors, you can enjoy a game of chess, carom, darts, and cards or borrow a DVD or a Book from our Library.

Accommodation

The main Bungalow has 4 bedrooms with a spacious living room / lounge. A 6-seater dining area and the adjoining Anex (Family Suite) consist of 2 bedrooms. They have a separate entrance and cozy living room with a 4-seater dining area. Living rooms in both the main bungalow and Annex (Family suite) have LCD Televisions with Satellite/cable TV respectively. All rooms are spacious and well equipped with double beds, heaters, hot water, telephone connection, Internet & Bathrooms.

Dining

Cocoon Hills offers an American Breakfast spread with an A-la-Cart menu available all day for the dining needs. If you choose to sit in the patio or lawn, enjoy the exhilarating mountain air. Indoors too have a well heated dining room.

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Trips

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains is a National Park and the highest plateau in the island at an altitude of 2,100 to 2,300 meters (6,900 – 7,500 ft). The Plains are a beautiful, silent, strange world with some excellent walks. Horton Plains National Park is a protected key wildlife area and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. It is rich in biodiversity and species found here include the Leopard, Sambar, and the endemic Purple-faced Languor. Endemic highland birds include the Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. This region was designated a national park in 1988.

Hakgala Gardens, the highest set Botanical Garden in the world

The Hakgala Botanical Gardens was first established in 1861 under the curatorship of William Nock, JK Nock and JJ Nock. It lies under the Hakgala Peak, between 5000 - 6000 feet in elevation - the highest set Botanical Gardens in the world. It boasts 100 year old Monetary Cypress trees from California, Japanese Cedars, Himalayan Pines and English Oak.

Mount Pedro (Pidurutalagala Kanda)

We can arrange a walk for you with the resident naturalist at St. Andrew's Hotel, since the hotel owns much of the land. Climb Sri Lanka's highest peak, densely forested Pidurutalagala rises 2524 m (8281 ft) above sea level, immediately behind the town. The dense cloud forest which covers the lower slopes of Pidurutalagala is treasure trove of flora & fauna, with myriad bird species (including several endemics) & even the occasional leopard.

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