Situated in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country, Nuwara Eliya has its own unique twist incomparable to the other cities on the rest of the island boasting a varied culture and a fair amount of colonial architecture.
Also known as ‘Little England’, the area is packed with British-inspired buildings and cultural attractions from the tea plantations to abundant green spaces throughout the city.
Based at the top of Single Tree Mountain, there are a number of tea plantations to explore in addition to the panoramic views over the city itself. For an authentic Sri Lankan small-town feel, you might consider visiting the village at the top of the hill, which is just a couple of kilometres further up, ideal for a morning stroll or hire a rickshaw to take you up the hill, which are readily available throughout the area.
If you fancy a breath of fresh air, be sure to go to Victoria Park and Hakgala Gardens within the city centre. Just under a mile away is Lake Gregory, which boasts glimpses of Sri Lanka’s untouched nature amidst a calm, secluded setting.
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