Adisham Bungalow Visit with a Short Scenic Train Journey

This tour will give you the chance to hop on to the most famous Blue Train ride and visit one of the most visited places in Haputale. Haputale is an amazing place to visit who love to travel on cold weather and through the tea plantations. It is nice to walk on the railway to the Adisham bungalow, a monastery run by Benedictine Monks. Wrapped in the tranquillity of the misty hills, Adisham Bungalow attracts every eye that falls on it.

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick up and drop off will be provided from most closely located hotels in Ella.
    • Hotel pick up and drop off will be provided from a TUK TUK.
    • Train Tickets.
    • Lunch.
    • Refreshment and water bottles.
    • Service of English speaking guide throughout the tour.
    • All government taxes.
    • Entry/Admission - St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities.
    • Anything that not mentioned in inclusions.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham, Haputale Sri Lanka

    08.30 AM – You will be greeted and picked up by our TUK TUK driver from your hotel in Ella and taken you to the Ella Railway Station.

    09.00 AM – Upon the train schedule, you will take your train to Haputale between 09.00 - 09.30 AM.

    10.30 AM – With one of the scenic train rides in the World, you will spot some wonderful waterfalls, tea plantations and countryside and reach to Haputale station. On arrival at the station, you will start walking to the Adisham Bungalow along the railway.

    11.30 AM – You will pass some beautiful tea plantations and villages and reach Adisham Bungalow. Adisham Bungalow houses the Adisham Monastery of Saint Benedict. It has a relic (a chip of a bone) of St. Sylvester at the chapel. The house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell and descendant of the Dukes of Bedford. Named after Adisham, it was designed by R. Booth and F. Webster in Tudor and Jacobean style, on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land. Adisham Hall played host to many prominent personalities of the colony until the retirement of Sir Thomas, after which it was sold to Sedawatte Mills owned by Vimala Wijewardene in 1949. In 1961 it was purchased by the Roman Catholic Church and was subsequently converted to a monastery. The house is well preserved along with its period fittings and furniture and is open to visitors.

    01.00 PM – You will enjoy your lunch in the middle of the tea plantations and walk back to Haputale station to catch your train to Ella.

    02.00 PM – Upon the train schedule, you will take your train to Ella between 02.00 - 02.30 PM.

    03.30 PM – On arrival at Ella station, you will be taken by our TUK TUK driver back to your hotel.

    04.00 PM – You will be dropped off to your hotel in Ella.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Pass By: Ella, Ella, Uva Province

    Pick up and drop off will be provided from most closely located hotels in Ella.

  • Departure Point :
    Ella, Sri Lanka
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off will be provided from most closely located hotels in Ella.
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please be ready at the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pick up time.
    • Please bring valid passports for entering to the sites.
    • Recommend to wear shoes for your convenience.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Overa Tours

Activity ID: V-130171P76

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