Nuwara Eliya, also known as City of Lights or Little England, is located at an altitude of 1,868 meters on the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Blessed with a temperate climate, and breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery, Nuwara Eliya is considered as the tea capital of Sri Lanka. The most visited hill station of the island, this place is the perfect getaway with friends and family. Filled with adventurous excursions, green tea plantations, gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls, Nuwara Eliya is worth a visit. Read on to know about the major attractions in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya Tourist Attractions
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Located at a height ranging between 5000 and 6000 feet, Hakgala Botanical Gardens form the highest set botanical garden in the world.
The highest plateau in Sri Lanka, Horton Plains is a National Park having vast grasslands with patches of forests and unusual high altitude vegetation.
Rising from the Laksapana Estate and plunging into the Maskeliya Oya, Laksapana Falls are best viewed from Upper Glencaim, Dick Oya.
This place is named after a couple who eloped and threw themselves into the falls, after being pursued by an irate father. The famous Nuwara Eliya beer is made from the water taken from this pace.
The main attraction at the Oliphant Estate is the entrance where the first 30 tea plants were planted by Laurence Oliphant, sent from China to Sri Lanka.
Ceylon Brewery is one of the finest breweries in Sri Lanka. It has been in business since 1884, producing beer from the waters of Lover's Leap.
Adam's Peak - The Pilgrim Path
The story of the path is carved on two rocks on the Nawalapitiya - Ambagamuwa road. This spot is known as Akuruketupana and the inscription dates back to around 1100 A.D.
Built by Governor William Gregory, during 1872 to 1877, this lake was used for sports and other recreational activities during the British rule. Now, you can enjoy the beauty of the lake by boating and rowing through its water.