From Kandy we settled in for a rather long drive to Nuwara Eliya (5 hrs). Just as you are about to enter Nuwara Eliya, there is a very beautiful waterfall "Ramboda falls" which also makes for a refreshing break in your journey. Once you arrive Nuwara you will soon feel like you are in England; this city has a cool climate (who am I kidding -- we actually needed two blankets to stay warm at night :D) and a picturesque landscape dotted with tea plantations & covered in mist.
The trek loops through the gurgling Baker’s Falls and comes to a sudden end at the World’s End. It is said that on clear days, you can almost see till the ocean from there! Though we were not that lucky, but lucky enough to not have clouds obscure most of the view. We walked the rest of the loop to finish our 9km trek in less than 2 hours on empty stomachs and less than 1 hour of sleep! *so proud*We spent the rest of the day in the enchanting little town, buying souvenirs for families back home, walking to the lake and spending time there watching horses graze and hitchhiking to the neighbouring tea estate at Labookelie and getting a tour of the tea factory.And thus, with the always smiling and willing to help locals, interesting strangers we met on the way, lip smacking food, mind boggling sites Sri Lanka has definitely been a first time back packer's paradise!