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Nuwara Eliya

Green tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya with a backdrop of mountains

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka was first discovered by colonial officer John Davy in 1819. Popularly known as ‘Little England’ owing to its cold climate, yet retains most of its historic influences including colonial architecture complete with cobblestone cottages, green gabled roofs and beautifully manicured lawns with rose bushes. As you travel to Nuwara Eliya, enjoy the splendor of the tea plantations unraveling a phenomenal story of the roots of the tea plantation in Sri Lanka, stemming from a few bushes planted in an estate between Nuwara Eliya and Kandy.

The weather in Nuwara Eliya is generally cool, perhaps the coolest in the country, though the month of April is generally on the warmer

Things To Do

There are hiking excursions to Dunhinda Falls, Baker’s Falls, and the Bambarakanda Ella among many others. If you are looking to have some active fun, horse-racing, cycling, hiking or golf are some of the things to do in Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy a drink at the Lakeview Pub over a game of billiards or a hearty meal at the Grand Hotel or pop into St. Andrews for a decadent high tea on the lawn.

Attractions

The Nuwara Eliya Post Office set in the remnant of an old British colonial building complete with colonial architecture is one of the key Nuwara Eliya attractions. Apart from that however, there are many places to see in Nuwara Eliya and around.

The Pedro Tea Factory is one of the ideal places to visit if you are keen on learning the process involved in making a cup of the divine beverage of tea, from start to finish including the tea-plucking and processing.

Some of the other main Nuwara Eliya attractions include the Victoria Park, the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, World’s End and even the Seetha Amman Temple believed to be the place where Seetha was held captive by the demon king Ravana.

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