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Hatton is a town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka governed by the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council. Hatton is a major centre of the Sri Lankan tea industry.Hatton is one of the busiest cities in the hill country of Sri Lanka and is colloquially known as the tea capital of the country, as it is the central point for most upcountry tea growing regions, such as Maskeliya, Talawakelle, Bogawantalawa and Dickoya.It is located approximately 83km southeast of Colombo and 44km south of Kandy, at an elevation of 1271m above sea level.The hilly city is surrounded with lots of scenic places.Hatton was founded during the British colonial times in order to serve the coffee plantations and latter tea estates. The name of the town refers to the village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A number of the surrounding tea estates are also named after Scottish villages.Hatton serves as a gateway to Adam's Peak and Sinharaja Forest Reserve, but is better known for its Ceylon tea plantations and Stassen group tea.The Hatton National Bank, the largest privately owned commercial bank in the country, and Brown & Company PLC, a leading engineering firm, were both founded in Hatton.Hatton is in Central Province. Our Sri Lanka trip planner allows you to plan your trip to Hatton and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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