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Ceylon Health Triangle: British Ceylon sanatoriums in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka: Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Haptuale, Bandarawela, Diyatalawa

Ceylon Health Triangle of Sri Lanka encompasses the most popular & most spectacular mountainous cities of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka: Nuwara Eliya, a convalescent station of British Ceylon (the capital of Ceylon Tea plantations and production); military canton town of Diyatalawa together with Bandarawela, Ella, Haputale and Welimada. All these Sri Lanka Holidays sanatoriums are prime Ceylon Tea growing and market gardening zones. The salubrious and temperate atmosphere of these highland retreats attracts merry hoards of local as well as foreign tourists for reinvigoration and rejuvenation of body and soul.

The northernmost location of the Ceylon Health Triangle is Nuwara Eliya; the easternmost is Ella; the southernmost is Hapulate. Within the zones are Diyatalawa and Bandarawela.

However, self -contained Sri Lanka Holidays Tourist Resorts (as the National Holiday Resort-NHR in Bentota Beach) are yet to be thought of, designed and developed.
Ceylon Health Triangle's Nuwara Eliya (altitude: 1867 meters) (latitude: 6.970759; longitude: 80.783180) Quote Sir Samuel W. Baker
I rented a good airy house in Colombo as headquarters, and the verandahs were soon strewed with jungle-baskets, boxes, tent, gun cases, and all the paraphernalia for a shooting trip.

What unforeseen and apparently trivial incidents may upset all our plans for the future, and turn our whole course of life! At the expiration of twelve months my shooting trips and adventures were succeeded by so severe an attack of jungle fever, that from a naturally robust frame I dwindled to a mere nothing, and very little of my former self remained. The first symptom of convalescence was accompanied by a preemptory order from my medical attendant to start for the highlands, to the mountainous region of Nuwara Eliya, the sanatorium of the island. What can I say to describe he wonderful effects of such a pure and unpolluted air? Simply, that at the expiration of a fortnight, in spite of the..., I was as well and as strong as I ever had been; and in proof of this, I started instanter for another shooting excursion in the interior. It was impossible to have visited Nuwara Eliya, and to have benefited in such a wonderful manner by the by the climate, without contemplating... Eight years in Ceylon: Sir Samuel W. Baker, M.A. RS. F. R. G.S.; Pacha and Major General of the Ottoman Empire; Gold medalist of the Royal Geographical Society; Grande Medaille d'Or de la Société de Géographie de Paris; Author of 'Rifle and Hound in Ceylon', 'Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile' 'Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia', 'Ismaila'

QUOTE Henry Charles Sirr
Nothing about Nuwara Eliya Plain tells of the tropics, the bracing air enabling Europeans to walk out at any hour of the day, the mental and bodily faculties soon regain their lost vigor, the frame is invigorated, the palled appetite recovers its tone, and speedily the hollow sallow cheek becomes rounded, and assume health's roseate hue; many a desponding invalid, whose large family and slender means forbade return to his native land, has reason to bless the day the sanatorium of Lanka-diva was discovered.

The beauties of vegetation also wear a familiar aspect as the eye is gladdened with floral gifts that appertain especially to the temperate zone, such as rhododendrons, the white guilder, damask, and pink rose-trees, with nearly every fruit and vegetable that are produced or consumed by us, can be met with in the immediate neighborhood. And all this is found upon the summit of a mountain seven degrees from the equator, where occasionally the thermometer has fallen below 28 degrees Fahr., and where ice half an inch thick is sometimes found in the morning

UNQUOTE Henry Charles Sirr, M. A. of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-law, and late Deputy Queens's Advocate for the Southern Circuit in the Island of Ceylon: Ceylon & Cingalese

William Shoberl, London, 1850

Ceylon Health Triangle's Haputale (altitude: 1413 meters) (latitude: 6.767777; longitude: 80.958611)
Major C. M. Enriques
Haputale is one of the most convenient centers for touring the Highlands of Ceylon. In one direction lies Diyatalawa the old Boer Camp, now a favourite training ground for the troops. Bandarawela is only a few miles beyond. In another direction there is all the glorious country of Horton Plains; and in a third the Diyaluma Falls with the butterfly-haunted woods of Wellawaya below.
UNQUOTE Major C. M. Enriques, F. R. G. S. 2/20 Burma Rifles: Ceylon, Past & Present

Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., London.

Ceylon Health Triangle's Ella (altitude: 1013 meters) (latitude: 6.8737600; longitude: 81.0490300)
Sir James Emerson Tennent, K.C. S. LL.D &c.: Ceylon, An Account of the Island: Physical, Historical, Topographical, London, Longman, Green, Longman , and Roberts, Year 1859.
Perhaps there is not a scene in the world which combines sublimity and beauty in a more extraordinary degree than that which is presented at the pass of Ella, where, through an opening in the chain of mountains, the road from Badulla descends rapidly to the lowlands, over which it is carried for upwards of seventy miles, to Hambantota, on the south coast of the island.
UNQUOTE Sir James Emerson Tennent, K.C. S. LL.D &c.: Ceylon, An Account of the Island: Physical, Historical, Topographical, London, Longman, Green, Longman , and Roberts, Year 1859.

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Nuwara Eliya - Tea Country

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