Province : Central Province
District : Nuwara-Eliya District
Weather : 16 - 18°C
Type : Nature
NUWARA ELIYA 165 KM (103 Miles) From Colombo
Nuwara Eliya is positioned in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. The city is enclosed by hills and structures a unique climate that sets it apart from the rest of the region. Nuwara Eliya is greatest accessed by train from Colombo, arriving at Nanu Oya station which is suitably located near the city center. Nuwara Eliya is home to the inspiring Horton Plains National Park. Horton Plains National Park is a very prevalent destination among tourists to Sri Lanka.
The hill country of Nuwara Eliya is full of breathtaking waterfalls, and Baker’s fall is one such attraction that can also be found at Horton Plains National Park. Of course, a visit to Sri Lanka wouldn’t be complete without tea and the Bluefield Tea Gardens is a great place to get a short and informative tour of the tea making process, purchase some tea for later, and enjoy the scenery of the hillside tea plantation.
Gregory Lake Nuwara Eliya
Gregory Lake was built under the retro of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This is the most protuberant attraction in Nuwara Eliya and all the visitors used to come here and spent some time by the lake and relax. Gregory Lake gets crowded during the April tourist season. With the recent face up liftment in Nuwara eliya area, many reformation facilities presented around the Gregory lake area. You can buy a ticket and visit the Lake Park and enjoy your evening by the lake. If you like to have a boat ride, there are several people offer that service. If you like to ride your own, there are two seater Swan Boats for hire.
Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Factory
On the A5, 11km northwest of Nuwara Eliya, the Labookellie Tea Factory is a convenient factory to visit as it’s right on the roadside. Its tours are very brief but do include a free cup of tea.
Glenloch Tea Estate
Around 27km north of Nuwara Eliya, tours of this factory are fairly revealing, illumination cultivation, types of tea and the drying and packing processes. There's some fine old machinery from the UK still in use.
Blue Field Tea Estate
This large tea estate is 20km north of Nuwara Eliya. Short tours are offered and there's a decent restaurant here too. Blue Field Tea Estate has no processing on Sunday.
Park Green Tea Factory
Park Estate Kandapola, is situated 12 km from Nuwara Eliya town, on a tea covered plateau at an elevation of approximately 6,500 ft. above sea level, on the eastern slopes of the Pidurutalagala massif. The Park factory is one of the six highest factories in Sri Lanka and is the highest factory in the island manufacturing Green Tea. It was selected for the project on account of the availability of green leaf from the highest elevations in the country.
There are more than 30 documented waterfalls in the Nuwara Eliya district.
Aberdeen Waterfall, Adam’s Peak Waterfall, Anda Wela Waterfall, Baker’s Waterfall, Carolina Waterfall, Dethili Waterfall, Devon Waterfall, Dewathura Waterfalls, Ethini Wala Waterfall, Gallebodde Waterfall, Gerandi Waterfall, Glan Waterfall, Glassaugh Waterfall, Helboda Waterfall, Kandiyanlena Wall, Kataboola Fall, Kurundu Oya Fall, Lakshapana Fall, Lover’s Leap Fall, Mahakandura Fall, Mohinee Fall, Mount Vernon Fall, Nanu Oya Fall, North Pundalu Oya Fall, Puna Oya Falls, Pundalu Oya Fall, Pundalu Oya Wewahena Falls, Ramboda Fall, Silver Fall, St. Clair’s Fall, Udamankada Fall, Yaka Andu Fall.
Sri Seethai Amman Temple
Sri Seethai Amman temple is an exclusive temple it has been completed at the place where Seeta Mata spent her days in the prison of Ravana approx. 5000 years ago. It is also unique in a way that it is one of the very few temples dedicated to Seeta. The temple is located on Nuwara Eliya Kandy road very close to the scenic town of Nuwara Elia (8 Kilometers).
Temple Pooja Timings: Morning 8am – 1pm and afternoon 2pm – 6.30pm
Horton Plains in Sri Lanka, is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level. Horton Plains is spread over the southern ridge of the central highlands in between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale. The tourists approaching Horton Plains from Nuwara Eliya find an entrance point at Pattipola while those approaching from Haputale find an entrance point at Ohiya. Three kilometers drive from either entrance leads to the newly built visitors center.
It is located on the Nuwara Eliya - Badulla A5 Highway, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. Travel time from Spring Acre is approximately 25 minutes. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here and during the Nuwara Eliya spring season thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here. Number of annual visitors is around 500,000. Hakgala gardens is famous for number of species of orchids and roses planted there. Main sections of Hakgala gardens in nuwara eliya; central pond and bulb garden, lower flower garden, rose garden, glass house, upper flower garden, rock garden, arboretum.
Hakgala Gardens is open daily from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.
For an unforgettable experience, you can visit one of the many strawberry fields in Nuwara Eliya. A sea of emerald dotted with juicy strawberries will greet you all as you inch closer and at certain fields during the season time, you can walk through the fields picking your own strawberries and buy strawberry jam, juice and other products.
Ambewela Milk Farm
A must visit-The Ambewela Farm, sometimes referred to as ‘Little New Zealand’, is set in a picturesque landscape, and surrounded by lush greenery and mist-shrouded hilltops. Here, you can observe cows and cattle grazing in the farm along with other farm animals that visitors can interact with! If you’re lucky, you just might get to see milking of the cows.