Loolkandura (Loolecondera) first tea plant in sri lanka

Loolkandura Tea estate

Loolkandura Tea estate is a very important place in Sri Lanka. This is where tea plantations in Sri Lanka begin. Cultivation started from Loolkandura tea estate and is now widely cultivated in the hilly areas of Sri Lanka.

Loolkandura Tea estate

History of Tea Cultivation

There is evidence that the origin of the tea plant and drink, botanically known as Camellia sinensis, originated in China. Penang is believed to have been the Chinese emperor in 2737 BC, when it was discovered that tea could be made from naturally occurring tea leaves in the mountains of southern China. However, there are different interpretations of tea cultivation in the world.

Commencement of tea cultivation in Sri Lanka

The first tea plant in Sri Lanka was planted in December 1839. The successful experiment was carried out at the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens by a Scotsman named James Taylor. G. H. K. In 1867, James Taylor planted tea plants in the Peradeniya Gardens on a 21-acre plot of land in Lulkandura, Deltota, Kandy, which he had brought from the Assam region of India as a research experiment in the Peradeniya Gardens.

Visiting loolkandura

Loolkandura Tea Estate is a beautiful place located in the Deltota area in the Kandy District of Sri Lanka. Loolkandura, a hilly region, experiences extreme cold. For this reason, the Loolkandura Tea Estate is a popular destination for locals and foreigners alike.

It takes a long time to visit this tea estate which is located on a large land.

Here is the bungalow of Mr. James Taylor, where only the ruins remain, and the well where he used to bathe. In addition, there is a stone seat where he stayed.

bungalow of Mr. James Taylor

stone seat

Kondagala mountain

Kondagala Kanda is one of the fascinadoras destinations in the map of the tourist of the world. It is difficult to climb this hill in the middle of this tea garden. Once you get there, you will be able to see the beautiful surroundings.

Kondagala mountain

Kondagala mountain


Road to Loolkandura Tea Estate.

From Galaha Junction in Kandy to Deltota. The Loolkandura Tea Estate is located 10 km south of Deltota.


The roads in this tea estate are in a dilapidated condition. For that reason, it is difficult to move vehicles like cars. So when you go there, drive a slightly higher vehicle.


There are no shops in this tea garden. For that reason, take food and other necessities with you when you go.

Viewing hours

Accommodation in this tea garden is from 08.00 am to evening

Loolecondera Tea estate Location in Google Map

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