Nuwara Eliya is among the leading hill resort of Sri Lanka. The word Nuwara Eliya means City Of Light. The place is a mountain station, situated at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft). It was mostly developed by Britishers in an attempt to create an exact imitation of the British town. Surrounded by magnificent panoramic view and places like old brick Post office, country house, 18 hole golf course, race course, mounted hunting trophies and fish, it is also referred to as 'Little England'. Some of the best tea of the country is produced in this place.
Tourist Attractions in Nuwara Eliya
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Built in 1861, the place is situated around 6 miles from the town centre. The garden is a picturesque landscape and a home to over 100 year old, Monetary Cypress trees from California, Himalayan Pines, English Oak, and Japanese Cedars along with different spices of roses etc.
Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains have been announced as a National Park in 1988. It is the highest plateau of the island that is beautified by exotic flora and fauna. The most astonishing and fabulous place, the World's End, where the Horton Plains unexpectedly drops off to nearly 800 Meters, is a must watch. The splendid view around is what attracts tourists from around the world.
Nuwara Eliya is full of sparkling stunning waterfalls, situated in easily approachable locations. Devon Falls is among the prominent one, which drops from a height of 97 meters. In addition to this, Laksapana Falls, St Clairs and Bambaragama Falls are also remarkable.
Lake Gregory is a man-made water body, which came into existence in the year 1873. It is a fabulous place to spend quality some time with family. One can enjoy by boating, rowing, fishing or just by watching the scenic beauty.
Glenloch Tea Factory
A visit to Glenloch Tea Factory is a worth to go. It provides with the comprehensive knowledge about all the seven stages of converting a raw green leaves of tea plants into a consumable product. The finest of the detail is also revealed here.
The best part of Adam's Peak is that one can enter in the forest only after passing a cave, which is situated in the mountainside. After entering forest, one reaches to the Sita Gangula, a holy river of flowing ice cold water. Adam's Peak is a pilgrim path, which is also called 'The Nissangala Lena on the road to Sri Pada'.