Dubbed “Little England”, Nuwara Eliya lies nestled amidst the mountains of Sri Lanka and has an English countryside charm to it; these are some of the things you should do when here.
Stay at a Colonial Bungalow
For a complete experience in Nuwara Eliya, stay at one of its colonial bungalows including historical properties like Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow that date to the 1800s. Apart from modern comforts, they feature traditional architecture, century-old working fireplaces and rooms with four-poster beds and mountain views.
Explore Tea Plantations
During colonial times, tea estates were set up here and some holiday bungalows in Nuwara Eliya even lie amidst these plantations. Some estates offer tours where you can witness the art of plucking tea leaves and see how they are dried and processed; best of all, you get to sample a delicious cup of Ceylon Tea at the end!
Unwind at Gregory Lake
In the heart of the town, you will find Gregory Lake, a picturesque spot to unwind, have a picnic with loved ones and take a relaxing stroll or bike ride beside the water. Pony rides are available for kids, while those looking for some fun activities can enjoy everything from paddle boat rides to jet skiing on the lake.
Enjoy Nature’s Beauty
Amongst the best things to do in Nuwara Eliya for nature lovers is to visit Victoria Park which has well-maintained gardens that burst into bloom from March to May and again from August to September. Not to be missed are jeep safaris at Moon Plains with its amazing views and visits to scenic St Clair’s Falls.