Often referred to as “Little England” Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka is a drastic contrast to the island’s sunny beaches. Located in the cooling hill country, here you’ll find yourself lost in the past; beautiful British colonial style bungalows, tea estates and misty gardens filled with the most beautiful blooms will enthral you. Here are some of the most enchanting places to visit in Nuwara Eliya.
This park is situated in the very heart of Nuwara Eliya. It is a very popular destination, well-loved by tourists and locals alike for a relaxing evening stroll. If you’re a keen bird watcher, grab your things and head to Victoria Park; there are so many species of rare Sri Lankan birds touring the area. You can also click on some great pictures of the serene ponds and luscious flowers.
Pedro Tea Estate
Ceylon teas are famous all over the world. If you head down to the Pedro Tea Estate, you can have a behind the scenes view of how the famous teas make it to your homes. It is easy to reach the estate from hotels and bungalows in the area such as Oliphant Boutique Villa by Amaya. The estate is in the Pidurutalagala Mountains, which means the views here will blow your mind.
This beautiful lake sits right in the centre of Nuwara Eliya city. Lake Gregory is famous among tourists and locals for many recreational activities such as jet skiing, boat rides and even zip-lining. There are often carnivals and food stalls on the banks and most Nuwara Eliya restaurants face the beautiful lake, offering you a delicious dinner with a view.
Falling from a height of around 60m, the Nanuoya Waterfall is a magnificent sight. It falls down 25 steps, so you can take a small hike up the mountain and rest on one of the steps. Usually, the locals like to take a dip once they come here (be warned though, the waters are freezing). This is the ideal excursion for those who seek inner peace and tranquillity as the surroundings are lush, quiet and absolutely breathtaking.