Nuwara Eliya - The City of Lights
Step into a “Little England” in the paradise island Sri Lanka at Nuwara Eliya which is 180km away from the capital Colombo. Lying beneath the tallest mountain of Sri Lanka: Pidurutalagala, Nuwara Eliya’s balmy climate will take you to an English country village with its vast green meadows, strawberry farms, Tudor houses, colonial bungalows and flowers in full bloom. Nuwara Eliya is the heart of the finest tea production in Sri Lanka, thus giving you countless opportunities to visit and learn tea production facilities while getting indulged in spectacular mountain views.
Hakgala Botanical Garden
Located at an elevation of 5400ft, Hakgala Botanical garden is one of the most scenic of the kind. Walk amidst the tall pine trees, touch the petals of a rose in full bloom in the Rose garden, sit and relax in a well landscaped Japanese garden, Hakgala will offer you plenty of moments to be lost in the fine greenery. The beauty of Hakgala Garden is so out of the world that the legends say it was a pleasure garden created by King Ravana as an offering to Sita who was abducted from India as a revenge from Rama.
Snorkelling at Bar Reef
Don’t miss your underwater camera if you are planning to snorkel in the most pristine and the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka. Bar Reef is a haven for 156 coral species and 280 fish species. You are guaranteed to witness myriad tropical inhabitants, including Molluses, Manta Rays, Reef Sharks and an occasional Sea Turtle and color bursting corals which will keep you mesmerized by wonders beneath the waves.
If you want to ride on a pony or pedal a swan boat in calm waters or take a small walk. Lake Gregory is the ideal place to visit. The meadow surrounding the lake gives you enough space to picnic and mingle with both local and foreign visitors.
Nuwara Eliya is the best place in Sri Lanka for you: the waterfall addict. Indulge in some of these breathtaking cascading beauties amidst lush mountain landscape. Lover’s Leap Waterfall Laxapana Falls Bambarakanda Falls - The tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka Bomburuella Waterfall - One of best nature’s preserves
Watch fine green tea leaves turn into your favorite cuppa tea by taking a tour in a tea factory in Nuwara Eliya. Organize a trip to Macwoods Labookele Tea Centre, Pedro Estate & Tea Center or Bluefield Tea Center to learn about your cup of tea. Lover’s Leap Waterfall Laxapana Falls Bambarakanda Falls - The tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka Bomburuella Waterfall - One of best nature’s preserves
Excursions - Horton Plains
If you are for a long stay at Nuwara Eliya, take the 1 hour drive to Horton Plains National Park where you will find few of Sri Lanka’s best tourist attractions including World’s End, Mini World’s End and stunning Baker’s Falls. Enjoy the surroundings while taking a walk in the panoramic, misty plains.