An introduction to the Heavenly Hills
Explore the mysteries of Bungalows in Nuwara-Eliya with
Start your day with classic Sri Lankan hoppers, coconut roti, roast bread with fiery Sri Lankan chicken curry as a cup of tea cheerfully steams by your plate, in the golden hour of the day. Enjoy our authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and spend a day of recreation.
Our Glorious History
Mahagasthota Tea Estate used to be a wild forest that turned into a tea estate. More than 100 years old, Hillheaven Bungalow used to be a part of the Mahagasthota Tea estate. During the colonial era it was owned by an Estate manager, Mr. Carnival.
Colonel Walter Henry Kenny purchased the property after the Second World War when he arrived from India to Sri Lanka. He acquired the bungalow, given his love for Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya at the time. Colonel Walter Henry Kenny had a boiler company called ‘Kenny & Company’ in Kelaniya, and he was also the 1st person famous for running boat rides at Gregory Lake.
Henry Kenny, a former member of the Nuwara Eliya Hill Club, was known for serving evening tea to the former Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake, who would visit mostly for work purposes at the Nuwara Eliya city council.
In 1986, the colonel died, leaving his bungalow to his wife & 4 children. In 1992, the colonel’s wife sold the property to Tree of Life, a sister company, HINT Nuwara Eliya (Pvt) Ltd.