Head further up country to Taylors Hill, originally built as a British tea plantation owner’s bungalow, but now an intimate five-bedroom hotel. There’s a swimming
pool, tennis court, snooker room and a croquet lawn, edged with wrought iron tables waiting to be laid out with English afternoon teas. From here, ask the hotel to organise a tuk-tuk tour of Loolecondera Tea Factory. This hill country is some of the most Instagrammable scenery on earth. Pea-green plantations are dotted with nimble-fingered women dressed in saris the colours of Quality Street. Rare eagles soar above while leopards lay low in the undergrowth.