Set at over 6,000 ft above sea level and home to the tallest peak in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is known fondly as little England thanks to its colonial influenced garbled houses and constantly wet and misty climate.
Perched in the Hills
The town is relatively small and is nestled into a series of mountains up in the central highlands. It is from this town that most of today’s famed Ceylon tea originates. The town was first established by the British since it was the perfect climate to grow the tea plant in.
Vestiges of Old
Nuwara Eliya has remained mostly unchanged since its colonial times and that is quite evident in the architecture. Most buildings were built in the Victorian style, including the local post office, the Hill Club, the Golf Club and numerous other establishments and tourist accommodation in Nuwara Eliya.
It is also home to a plethora of natural wonders including the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, Victoria Park and Lake Gregory. You can take the mythical Ramayana trail exploring natural wonders that are said to be the places were part of the epic story occurred after Ravana King of Lanka, kidnapped the beautiful Lady Seetha. You can visit Ravana Falls, Seetha Amman kovil, Ashok Vatika and Hakgala Botanical Gardens.
Staying at a local resort such as Galway Heights will put you near the Moon Plains and Horton Plains as well as the sights mentioned above.