Nuwara Eliya

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With its colonial style bungalows, golf courses, colourful gardens, and the cool climate Nuwara Eliya is a town in the central hills of Sri Lanka with a British feel to it. It is often referred to as “Little England”. From the colonial times Nuwara Eliya has been considered as the most important tea production areas in the country.

Lakes and Parks

Nuwara Eliya is all about relaxing and enjoying the cold climates. The city has a collection of amazing parks, lakes and gardens made exclusively for any visitor to enjoy.

A perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Nuwara Eliya.

A perfectly maintained park with lots of colourful flowers and a kids area.

The smallest and the newest National Park in Sri Lanka with a two kilometer trail.

A view point located near Nuwara Eliya offers 360 degree panoramic views of the surroundings.

The sudden escarpment about 4000 feet deep of Horton Plains.

A green plateau about 2000 meters above sea level in the central hills of Sri Lanka, the Horton Plains offers wonderful hikes.

The second largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka with beautiful flowers, and provide excellent views of the surrounding mountains.

Waterfalls

Being in the central hills and consisting of the headwaters of major rivers of the island including Mahaveli, Kelani & Walawe Nuwara Eliya has a lot of magnificent waterfalls.

The rock face of the waterfall resembles the lover’s leap at Trincomalee

A beautiful waterfall with a collection of smaller segments, about 15 kilometers from the Welimada town.

If you are a hiking enthusiast the Kolapathana Falls is made exclusively for you

A beautiful wide waterfall in Pussellawa.

The twentieth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka with a wide rock face and two segments.

A beautiful tall waterfall in Thalawakele with three sheer drops

A 30 meter tall beautiful waterfall situated close to Maskeliya town.

A beautiful waterfall ranked as the 8th tallest in Sri Lanka with a 126 meter drop.

Mountains, Reservoirs and Temples

Nuwara Eliya is surrounded by the highest peaks of Sri Lanka including Pidurutalagala, Kirigalpotta and Totapolakanda. According to Ramayanaya the Sanskrit Epic this is where Sita was held captive by Ravana.

A small reservoir located beside the road from Nuwara Eliya to Ambewela.

The highest peak of Sri Lanka, located in the central hills close to Nuwara Eliya.

Ambewela is full of plain green lands in the cold climes of Nuwara Eliya. Can be easily accessed by the train or a private vehicle from Nuwara Eliya.

An amazing hindu temple built to remember the place where Sita was held captive by the demon king Ravana.

With Castlereigh Dam, Maskeliya Reservoir is at the highest point forming the Laxapana Hydropower Complex.

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