Nuwara Eliya

Located at an altitude of over 1,800 meters, this scenic location in Sri Lanka is like a chateau in France but for tea! The name literally translates to the city of light and was discovered by British personnel who were on their way to hunt elephants. On the country’s central highlands, Nuwara Eliya is one of the world’s largest tea producing regions and home to the country’s tallest mountain – Pidurutalagala. You can find hotels and restaurants with a British décor and give you the feel of the colonial times. From bird spotting and hiking to golfing and connecting spiritually, Nuwara Eliya is also known as the Little England.

 

Attractions: Adam’s Peak, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Seetha Amman Temple, Devon Falls, Pidurutalagala, Galway’s Land National Park, Mackwoods Museum and more

 

Activities: Trekking, hiking, visiting tea plantations, birds spotting, culture studies and more

 

Shopping: Mayura Trade Centre, Queen Elizabeth Plaza, Orchid Plaza Textiles and Garments, Adma Agro Strawberry Farm Shop and more

 

Food: Grand Indian, Queenswood Restaurant, Salmiya Italian Restaurant, De Silva Food Center and the Magnolia.

 

Nightlife: The Pub, Lake View Pub, Alpine Hotel, Windsor Bar, Araliya Green Hills Hotel

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