Continuing on from the British colonial period, the picturesque town of Bandarawela has retained most of the grand old world charm with some building like the Cargills building looking exactly as it would have been during the past colonial period. The Bandarawela Hotel is a former tea planters club with comfortable period furniture & enormous bathtubs. Bandarawela is still the best area for what in tea planter’s jargon is termed “flavoury tea”, & where some of Lanka’s best tea is produced. Pears & strawberries grown freely and abundantly with the conducive climate.