We spent one day in Nuwara Eliya with a guide in order to visit a tea plantation, hike to the Lover's Leap waterfall, and go to the highest point in Sri Lanka.
After the waterfall, our driver asked if we wanted to go to the highest point in Sri Lanka. It's technically a military base, but they allow visitors on part of the property (as long as you have your passport with you). We decided to check it out. The drive up the mountain took some time, but the views were lovely. Oliver was a bit freaked out by the "Danger" sign with a picture of a leopard, but the only wildlife we saw was stray dogs.
Once at the top, we were on a proper military base. Soldiers were everywhere, but, as usually, they were captivated by Oliver's charm. We had the opportunity to talk with several different men which was an incredible experience by itself. We then walked up the road as far as civilians are allowed to go. At that point there was a gate and armed guards to ensure no one would pass. Well, Oliver decided he wanted to say hi to the guards and before we knew it, they invited us to come onto the compound to hike to the actual highest point in Sri Lanka on the secured military base. The altitude at this point is 2,524 m (8,281 ft). We, of course, were not allowed to take any photos of this experience. Afterward, we walked back down to our van while talking with some officers. The whole things was a little surreal and a rather unique encounter.