Sometimes Sri Lanka can get too hot to handle. When that happens there’s no need to fire up (excuse the pun); cause you got Nuwara Eliya! Head over to hill country where things can get really cool!
The Hills Are CallingThe Nuwara Eliya District is located five hours away from Colombo, in the central province of Sri Lanka. The long distance makes it ideal for a visit of minimum two days. When it comes to accommodation in Nuwara Eliya, there are plenty of options to choose from the likes of five-star hotels to boutique hotels and budget-friendly options like Yoho Bed. Most of the time tourists tend to book places close to the Gregory Lake, which brings us to the point of…
Visiting Gregory Lake
This is one of the biggest attractions in the city. Take a stroll along the banks of the river, ride as swan boat or just sit by the river while the gentle breeze cools you down.
Sip on a Refreshing Cup of Tea
Nuwara Eliya is famous for its tea plantations. So, head over to one of the tea estates and go on a tea tour. Why not try plucking some tea leaves yourself. See the long, careful process of making tea. In the end sample an exquisite cup of the world famous Ceylon tea.
Witness Beautiful Cascades
Nuwara Eliya is home to some of the most gorgeous of water falls in the country. Some of the most popular of them are the Devon Falls and the St. Claire’s Falls.
Eat Some Strawberries
Whenever someone plans to go to Nuwara Eliya, they are met with the request “Bring some strawberries ok?” LOL However, Nuwara Eliya is famous not just for the cultivation of strawberries but also for fresh vegetables, and flower plants.
Go on a Hike!If you like hiking, you’re in for a treat cause the Nuwara Eliya District is home to two of the islands finest national parks, Horton Plains and Hanthana. Beautiful peaks, extraordinary wildlife are some of the highlights of a hike to the national parks.
Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+