Nuwara Eliya is a mountain city located in central region of Sri Lanka at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft). It highlights locality of 'colonial British style" as it has red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering. Therefore, Nuwara Eliya is also called as 'Little' England' because it was the favorite hill station of Britishers. In Sri Lanka, the beautiful city is an important place for Tea production. The major languages spoken in the Nuwara Eliya are Sinhala and Tamil. Above all, the city is world-famous for its most attractive tourist locations.
Nuwara Eliya Attractions
Golf Club or Nuwara Eliya Golf Club has numerous facilities to attract visitors from all over the world. To play Golf, one can not miss Golf Club because it holds
18 hole golf course for a green fee of about Rs 1500 along with rent equipments.
Gregory's Lake was established in 1873 under the aegis of British Governor Sir William Gregory. The family visitors from across the world come here to enjoy boating and rowing.
Haggala Botanical Garden
Haggala Botanical Garden was started in 1861 during the British rule. The garden lies around 5000 - 6000 feet in elevation, which is the highest set Botanic Gardens in the world. It contains 100 year old Monetary Cypress trees from California, Japanese Cedars, Himalayan Pines and English Oak.
Horton Plains are world famous for their beautiful, tranquil and unique environment with various excellent walks. It is a national park and also the highest plateau in the island. Trekkers from round the world certainly like this place of Nuwara Eliya.
Oliphant Estate is one of the favorite tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya, which starts from the Ramboda end of Nuwara Eliya. While visiting the estate, one can see first thirty tea plants, sent from China to Sri Lanka, which were grounded by Mr. Laurence Oliphant to increase his tea estate to 100 acres.
Tea Trails is famous for four colonial era bungalows which were constructed for the British tea estate managers. It is situated on the hills of Central Sri Lanka at more than 4000 feet above sea level.
The unique feature of the Nissangala Lena on the road to Sri Pada is while visiting it, one has to pass the cave to enter in the forest and then the Sita Gangula, which is a holy river of flowing ice cold water. It is also called Adam's Peak and it is a pilgrim path.
Victoria Park & Turf Club
Initially, the park was used as the research center of Haggala Botanical Garden but now it has become an attractive and well used sanctuary. The main features of the park include birds' species like Indian Blue Robin, Pled Thrush or Scaly Thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth and Kashmir Flycatcher. The park is one of the best tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya is blessed with a number of attractive waterfalls. Among the major waterfalls are Lover's Leep Falls, Ravan Ella Falls, Glen Falls, Laksapana Falls, Bombure Ella Falls, Devon Falls, Gerandi Ella Falls, Ramboda Ella Falls, Poona Oya Ella Falls, Ihala Devathura Ella Falls and Hellboda Ella Falls.