Nuwara Eliya is the world’s ‘Little England’ and the hill station of the British Ceylon. Its rolling hills, green pastures, and highland climate made it Sri Lanka’s favourite retreat of the British colonials. At an elevation of 2000 metres, Nuwara Eliya weather provides the perfect ambience for golfing, hiking, boating, and immersing in the ultimate tea experiences. Miles and miles of lush tea estates blanket the area, making it one of the best tea-growing regions of the world. The train ride to Nuwara Eliya from the city of Kandy is one of the most scenic train routes in the country. Nuwara Eliya waterfalls that dominate the landscape are not only spectacular but are also in abundance.
Lake Gregory Nuwara Eliya
It is the best picnicking spot in the central hills. Boating on the lake, cycling, walking and pony riding, are available, while children can enjoy playing.
Horton Plain National Park
Home to World’s End, the wild grasslands and forested areas have populations of sambar deer and purple-faced langurs darting in and out of sight.
Standing at 126 metres in height, this is Sri Lanka’s 8th highest waterfall. Buddha is said to have mended his saffron robe, here, on his way to Sri Pada.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
It is the 2nd largest garden in Sri Lanka, and its 10,000 species of flowers thrive in Nuwara Eliya climate. Ramayana mentions it as a gift to Sita from Ravana.
Nuwara Eliya Golf Course
This 18-hole course built in the 19th century covers 100 acres. The club, one of the oldest in South Asia, also offers a kids academy, pro shop, and training.
One of the best-maintained town parks, it was established in 1987 for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The park has flowers, birds and a miniature train.