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Nuwara Eliya,Central - Srilanka

Sri Lanka
Central - Srilanka
Nuwara Eliya
Type of Location
About Location

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. Its temperate climate gives the city a very different feel from other parts of the country and, along with the colonial architecture, has earned it the name 'Little England'.


How to Reach

By Train

the train journey from Colombo or Kandy to nearby Nanu Oya is spectacular. Local buses run frequently from Nanu Oya to the centre of Nuwara Eliya. Three wheelers/tuk tuks are also present at the station.

By Bus

buses can be taken from Colombo or Kandy.

Key places to visit
Haggala Botanical Gardens, Pedro Tea Factory, Hortons Plains and World's End, Victoria Park, waterfalls


Places to Visit

Haggala Botanical Gardens

are very impressive and a short bus ride away.

Pedro Tea Factory

offers fascinating tours. In the hills nearby there are paths through the tea plantations to wander along.

Hortons Plains and World's End

Offer fascinating walks though this temperate mountain environment, with an 800m vertical drop to be found at World's End.

Victoria Park

Within the town itself there are a number of interesting sights. The Post Office is a very unusual building - a remnant of the colonial era. Victoria Park nearby is a pleasant place to spend an hour or so, with an astonishing variety of plants, ranging from tropical rain forest to English country garden.


The mountains in the central province of Sri Lanka and near to Nuwara Eliya are adorned with many picturesque waterfalls including Dunhinda Falls, Diyaluma Falls, Baker's Falls, St. Claire's Falls, Ravana Ella, Bambarakanda Ella, Aberdeen Falls, Laxapana Falls, The Lovers Leap, and Bridal Falls.


Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December


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