Eliya, most famous hill resort in Sri Lanka, is located at the altitude of 2000
metres. Land of the renowned Ceylon tea, the waving mountains of Nuwara Eliya
are carpeted by green tea plantations, punctuated with bublisng streams and
waterfalls. This picturesque town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest
mountain in Sri Lanka. It was once favorite hill station of the British in Sri
Lanka.Nuwara Eliya (City of Lights), also known as 'Little' England', was the
favourite hill station of the British who tried to create Nuwara Eliya into a
typical English Village. The old brick Post office, country house like hill
club, with it's hunting pictures, mounted hunting trophies and fish, and it's
strict formal dinner attire; the 18 hole golf course, race course etc., all
reminds of 'England'.
Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions and travel destinations which are given below. We take into notice each and every details about recreation, entertainment, adventure and relaxation. By looking at the things to do in city one can see if that spot offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the local customs create a unique atmosphere.
Horton Plains, the highest plateau in the island, has been designated a National Park. The park
consists of grassland interspersed with patches of forest. Some of the
vegetation is unusual high altitude type. Touring the Horton Plains you enter a
beautiful, silent, strange world providing some very good strolls. Species found
in Horton Plains National Parks include Leopard, Sambar, and the endemic
Purple-faced Langur. Endemic highland birds include Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri
Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. One must-see visit place here is the
World's End. The Horton Plains shockingly ends here and drops off to nearly 700
metres, a thrilling sight. Trekkers love to visit this place.
This is through Gampola and
Ginigathhena and you wthis is through Gampola and Ginigathhena and you will find
the story of this old path carved on two rocks off the 28th milestone on the
Nawalapitiya - Ambagamuwa road. The spot is called Akuruketupana and the
inscription dates to around 1100AD. Today there are four other roads to the
peak, the shortest being via Maskeliya and the most popular. Other roads are on
the Sabaragamuwa side.
Labookelle Tea Centre
The Labookelle tea center on Kandy road offers guided tours of the factory free of charge and
also runs a sales outlet and a restaurant on site. Nuwara Eliya produces some of
the country's best tea.
Tracking and Hiking
Nuwara Eliya offers good adventure sport locations because of it's landscape. Pidurutalagala
(2550m) Highest mountain peak of Sri Lanka is just north of the town. Though the
summit is not open to the public, hiking is possible up to 7000ft. There are
several water falls along the track. Hakgala. Botanical Gardens is about 10Km
from the town .