A sanctuary amidst the mountains, Victoria Park offers an ideal place for relaxation in Nuwara Eliya full of wide-open spaces and vibrant blooms that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Planning Your Visit
Believed to have been named to mark Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee Coronation in 1897, the park is close to the Nuwara Eliya town centre. Located near the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and within easy reach of hotels such as Heritance Tea Factory, the park is also home to the Victoria Museum.
A Relaxing Getaway
Spread across 27 acres, Victoria Park features lovely manicured lawns, flowering plants and several water bodies created by the Nanu Oya (stream). It’s a great place for a leisurely stroll after dining at one of the Nuwara Eliya restaurants, while kids will love the mini train and small playground that can be found here too.
One of the key attractions at Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya is its diverse flora including a vast number of foreign plants. From March to May and then again from around August to September, the park comes alive with colour as flowers burst into bloom. Varieties like orchids, roses, chrysanthemums, lily of the Incas and Peruvian lilies can be found here and add to the site’s beauty.
The park is also a great spot for birdwatching and many rare species can be found here. Amidst the lush greenery and age-old trees, be on the lookout to spot Kashmir flycatchers, Indian pittas, Indian blue robins, grey tits and more.
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