This city is one of the amazing cities in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The meaning of the city called “city on the plain or “city of light” with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate and is considered to be the most important location for tea production. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. The climate of the Nuwara Eliya is cold but not so cold like western and European countries. A continuous climate can be seen throughout the year. In the winter months, there can be frost at night, but it warms up rapidly during the day because of the high sun angle.
The city was founded by Samuel Baker. Architecture of buildings and houses has British Styles were familiar. Therefore, it’s called by the locals as “Little England”. The scenes are very natural and picturesque. Magnificent waterfalls, green hills and the view of the tea plantations are very rare when compared with famous cities in the Asia. Nuwara Eliya’s scenic mountainous terrain provides visitors with numerous hiking possibilities.
- Ramboda Water Fails
Here are the details about Ramboda Falls in Sri Lanka
Height : 109 m
Ranking in Sri Lanka : 11th Tallest
Ranking in World : 729th Tallest
Location : A5 Highway, Ramboda Pass, Pussellawa area, Nuwara Eliya
Height from Sea Level : 945m
- Gregory Park – Gregory Lake Boat Ride
It is a nice experience at gregory lake park overlooking mount piduruthalagala and the view of the lake, lovely weather, pony rides, shooting point, boat rides, jet skis, local food stalls or even just have nice picnic. In British times Lake Gregory was used for water sports and recreational activities. If you are willing to spend a night near this lovely lake as the sunset and the sunrise is a must-see view which worth the time.
- Holy Trinity Church
In this attractive church, very interesting architectural design made with wood can be seen. World oldest Organ (piano) also one of the interesting thing to see. This church, built in 1899 by tea growers and On 18 April 1954 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attended services at the Holy Trinity church, with the Queen gifting a blue carpet and a stained glass window in remembrance of their visit.
- Hakgala Botanical Gardens
It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka and has a cool temperate climate because of altitude is 5,400 feet above the sea level. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here and during the spring season in Nuwara Eliya thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here. Number of annual visitors are around 500,000. The garden is famous for number of species of Orchids and Roses are planted there. The garden was established in 1861, under George Henry Kendrick Thwaites as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona, a commercial crop thriving at the time.
- Moonplains Safari & Mini Worlds End
Moon Plains also known as Sandatanne, is the latest attraction open to public in Nuwara Eliya. It is gaining in popularity as the “second world’s end” and beautiful landscaping of the nature, the mini worlds end at Moonplains does offer a great and unique 360degree view of the surrounding mountain ranges around Nuwara Eliya. Travelers who are interested in hiking and mountaineering can enjoy this trip to the Mini World’s end very much.You can get experience sharp clips, birds, valleys, wildlife , natural pools, hiking, falls and it will be remarkable if you could see the sun set from the place.
- Lakshapana Falls
Laxapana Falls is 126 m (413 ft) high and the 8th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 625th highest waterfall in the world and the fall is thought to derive its name from the presence of iron ore (laksha) in the rocks over which the water flows.
- Devon Falls
Devon Falls is one of the most popular waterfall in the country specially due its clear view from the popular Hatton Nuwara Eliya Road. A nice garden to unwind, the Devon waterfall opposite and the cool climate are all the ingredients of a good holiday in the hills.