Pilkington Point, Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 hrs round trip
Named after Sir George Pilkington, a 19th-century English tea pioneer, Pilkington Point (about 1400m above sea level) is marked by a simple hut, erected on the spot where Sir George is said to have paused to admire the sprawling extents of the Poonagala tea estate, and a century-old, painted stone signboard identifying local landmarks.
Pilkington Point is a one-hour walk (about 1½km) up a marked trail, forking off the Bandarawela-Koslanda road. If you still have energy to spare, a signed path climbs vigorously onwards for another 45 minutes to Millennium Point, one of the highest lookouts in the highlands at 1500m. The platform at the top has been slowly deteriorating, so be careful, and be wary of wild elephants and boars, especially in the evening.