Southwards from Kandy, Sri Lanka, the central mountains rise in elevation until the plateau of Nuwara Eliya is reached. Beyond, the land descends in a series of peaks and passes before rising again to a second high plateau, known as Horton Plains, from the edge of which it falls precipitously down to the forests of Bintenna  thousands of feet below. Between these two high plateaus lies the tea-growing district of Dimbula (or, as it is sometimes spelled, Dimbulla).