‘Little England’ as the beloved city is also called mainly owed to its colonial, English architectural setup, is just a couple of hours from Kandy. A cold, misty yet sunny and wondrous, you’d never know what the weather will turn out to be—a tad bit like English weather, wouldn’t you say?! Swathed in tea plantations, the most breathtaking waterfalls and landscapes no farther from being kissed by the heavens themselves, this city is awe-inspiring. Sight-seeing may cover up to two days or more so pick a scenic respite from the many on offer and prepare for the most fascinating tour round Nuwara Eliya. Some of the many attractions include:
Victoria Park and Hagala Gardens are two lovely botanical spectacles that is home to native, hill country plant species, Tea country include the rolling trails of; Haputale, Maskeliya, Talawakelle, Ella and more, more popular waterfall havens comprise of; Aberdeen, Lover’s Leap, Ramboda, St. Clair’s, Devon, Laksapana, Ravana— these falls tower from heights of 50 to over 300ft. Don’t miss wildlife reserves like Horton Plains and highly adventurous treks to the ‘World’s End’ site, where the edge of the world may seem a possibility, while in the city of Patipola, less than an hour or so from Nuwara Eliya, where is found the highest summit train station; built over 6000ft above sea level.
Nuwara Eliya is located 176km from Colombo. The train ride via Kandy is recommended.