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Nuwara Eliya Travel Guide

The charming ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka clipped in the hill country experiencing the eternal temperature during the wintertime, Nuwara Eliya is a city carrying its own unique characteristics. The place is majorly known for the bungalows which are made by the British with a sole intention of spending some downtime full of serenity and relief. The Nuwara Eliya is a perfect place for the globetrotters who are seeking to attain some adventure activities and also some of the untouched sights from this place. Some of the majorly favoured tourists’ destinations during the Nuwara Eliya tour contain a breathtaking boat-ride on the Gregory Lake, Relaxing at the Grand Hotel, communicate with the nature at the Victoria Garden and the most amazing shopping in the Winter Market. The attractions here are surely more than enough to fill up your vacation with.

Nuwara Eliya Map


Top Sites

Gregory Lake, Victoria Park, Lakeside

April to June

16°C to 20°C

July to Sep

12°C to 16°C

Oct to Feb

06°C to 10°C

An Insight into Nuwara Eliya Tourism

Lanka’s Share Of England

Located At A Height Of 1868 Meters Above Mean Sea Level, Nuwara Eliya In Sri Lanka Is Known For Its Tea Plantations And Temperate Climate, Which Makes It A Sought After Tourist Destination Here. The Climate And The Remains Of Colonial Architecture Has Earned Nuwara Eliya The Title Of “Little England”. The Place Happens To Be World’s Important Site For Tea Production And Also Is Overlooked By The Pidurutalagala, The Tallest Mountain In Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Naturally Landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens Here Is Very Popular Amongst Tourist For Its Roses, Tree Ferns, Monkeys And Blue Magpies.

British Established This Town In The 19th Century Nevertheless The Place Is Today Flocked By Native Travelers. April Month Experiences Maximum Tourist Footfall Here As It’s The Season Of Flowers And Entertaining Go Cart Races, Pony Races & Auto Rally. Nuwara Eliya Is Dotted With Buildings That Feature Glimpses Of The Colonial Period. Some Such Buildings Are Queen's Cottage, Town Post Office St Andrew's Hotel, Grand Hotel, General's House, And The Hill Club. Also Many Private Properties & Homes Maintain The Colonial Architecture And Old English Styled Lawns & Gardens. This City Delights Its Visitors With The Nostalgia Of Bygone Era.

The Prime Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing Places Nearby Nuwara Eliya Includes The Gregory Lake - A Reservoir Constructed In The 1800s And Has Boating And Horseback Riding For Tourists To Enjoy; Towards The North Is Sri Lanka’s Tallest Peak - Pidurutalagala, Surrounded With Many Waterfalls, And Picturesque Scenery.

On Southwest Is The Pyramid-Shaped Adam’s Peak, Which A Pilgrimage Place. South Of The City Is Horton Plains National Park A Home To Sambar Deer & Leopards And The Park Perched On A Plateau At High-Altitude Ending At The A Cliff Called World’s End, And The Lowland Views From This Cliff Are Mesmerizing.

Other Must See Places In & Around Nuwara Eliya Include The Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Pedro Tea Factory, The Post Office Building, Victoria Park Etc. Seetha Temple Near Hakgala Botanical Gardens Is A Highly Revered Temple Of The Hindus. The Mountains Near To City And In The Regions Of Central Sri Lanka Have Many Picturesque Waterfalls That Attract Tourists. Aberdeen Falls, Baker's Falls, Dunhinda Falls, Bambarakanda Ella, The Lovers Leap, St. Claire's Falls, Diyaluma Falls, Ravana Ella, Laxapana Falls, And Bridal Fall Are Some Of The Most Visited Ones.

Every Place As A Unique Essence And Here In Nuwara Eliya It Is The Colonial Era Beauty Topped With Innumerable Natural Sceneries That Allure Travelers. When Exploring The City, Take A Walk Up Through The Tea Gardens Towards The South-West Of The Town And Trek Up To The Single Tree Mountain For A Picturesque Bird’s Eye View Of Nuwara Eliya. Explore The Tea Plantations And Factories And You Can Also Stay At One Of The Colonial Bungalows Near The Plantations For An Exclusive Experience.

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