Set high in the hills of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is home to numerous tea plantations and waterfalls. A favoured escape for anyone looking for a cool climate. Want to know more about this misty city?
How to get there
Nuwara Eliya is best accessed via train as you get to take in the scenic views of mist covered hillsides and waterfalls galore. Calling this one of the most gorgeous train rides in the world would still make it an understatement. Once you arrive at the station, hailing a tuk-tuk would be the best way to make it to your hotel.
When to visit Nuwara Eliya
While Colombo heats up in February and March, Nuwara Eliya remains cold which makes it the best time of the year to visit. While these are the dry months, always expect a bit of rainfall when you’re high up in the mountains.
What to do in Nuwara Eliya
Visiting the Horton Plains National Park is a must do. At the edge of the park is the World’s End viewpoint which boasts sublime views from atop a cliffside drop all the way to the island coast.
Lover’s Leap is a stunning waterfall that is relatively secluded and with good views of the surrounding area. When looking for accommodation in Nuwara Eliya, you’ll come across several such as Galway Heights for example.
What to eat in Nuwara Eliya
The cold climate is bound to make you hungry and luckily, Nuwara Eliya is home to a variety of cuisines including Sri Lankan, Indian and Thai. Some of the establishments serving the aforementioned have been around for a while, so you’re in good hands!
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+