Nuwara Eliya – which means the City of Light enjoy spring like weather throughout the year. Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, Nuwara Eliya is a quaint town with English country style houses, half timbered bungalows and large rose gardens keeps the atmosphere of a misplaced British village.
Blessed a with wholesome climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 km from the hot and humid capital Colombo. For a picturesque stroll, stop by the well-maintained Victoria Park or head for Gregory’s Lake, which is located just south of the town. In April and May the town is crowded with Sri Lankans for the horse races.
Horton Plains covers a wild stretch of high-altitude grassland bordered by dramatically plunging cliffs that mark the edge of the hill country, including the famous World’s End.
Victoria Park is an attractive oasis that is popular with birdwatchers. The Indian Blue Robin, , Pled Thrush or Scaly Thrush and the Kashmir Flycatcher are some of the bird species that can be spotted in the park.
Boat Tours are very popular activity on Gregory Lake given the scenic surroundings and the tranquility of the lake.. Both pedal boats and motor boats are offered for holiday makers.
Horse racing is one of the oldest sports established in Sri Lanka. Now Horse racing is an entertaining, exciting and colorful tradition of Nuwara Eliya during holiday seasons.
Visit a tea factory and get an insider's view into how the world famous Ceylon Tea is produced in its meticulous process.
Hakgala is the second largest Garden in Sri Lanka. It lies under the Hakgala Peak, between 5000-6000 feet in elevation - the highest set Botanical Gardens in the world.
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is a favourite destination among pro golfers as well as beginners. It boasts of one of the finest golfing experiences in the beautiful hill country of Sri lanka.