Nicknamed as little England by the locals; Nuwara Eliya is well known for its cool climate and its picturesque landscapes. Read through to know more about this beautiful city located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka.
The city is the capital of the administrative district of Nuwara Eliya and is located at an altitude of 1868 metres above sea level. The high altitude location of the city makes it the coolest place in the country.
A bit of history
Founded in 1846 by Samuel Baker, the city was a prime sanctuary for planters and British civil servants during the colonial period. Many buildings and mansions were also built during this time and most of these buildings are still standing tall preserving their city’s colonial charm.
Surrounded by landscapes of scenic splendour the city is home to a number of attractions; The Park located at the banks of the lake Gregory, the single tree hill, the Haggala botanical gardens are some of them.
Things you need to Know
The best time to visit Nuwara Eliya is during spring season which is from February to April. Do remember it can get pretty crowded in Nuwara Eliya during these times and it is recommended that you book your stay in advance before your arrival. Being one of the renowned holiday bungalows in Nuwara Eliya the likes of Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow is an accommodation option to consider.
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