Nearly 5 hours from Colombo is this genteel Highland community, often billed as “Little England” of Sri Lanka. With a splash of exhilarating colours amidst the mist-clad mountains and tea plantation, refreshing air that has been a soothing remedy to the city-infested souls since colonial days, and a rose-tinted British-country-village feel, Nuwara Eliya is truly a place dreams are made of. It is highly sought after among families and leisure seekers, and a must-visit if you want to experience nature at it pristine best.
Top Tourist Attractions
Nuwara Eliya has a lot to explore and experience. Take a walk up to the verdant tea plantations which offer tranquil atmosphere and jaw-dropping views. Craggy hills dotted with many picturesque waterfalls, and the well-maintained Hakgala Gardens and Victoria Park will leave you enchanted, too. The town centre, along with a unique bygone heritage, boasts many eclectic restaurants and bar, serving a variety of local and intercontinental delicacies. Hortons Plains National Park is a superb place for nature lover.
Where to Stay?
A popular tourist spot in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya offers you a wide array of accommodation options. Luxury properties like Jetwing St. Andrew’s promise great amenities and superb views. The colonial-style hotel also offers delicious dining and a unique colonial-era feel. Travellers on a shoestring budget can pick from economical guesthouses and hotels in and around the city centre.
When to Visit?
With cool climate throughout the year, Nuwara Eliya can be visited anytime. The best season, however, is during the months of January-April.
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