After this one we started our journey to Nuwara Eliya, my favourite. We reached there by train, it's an amazing journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Luckily for us the temperature was 14• that day.Read More
This tea-hill-station is popular for growing the Ceylon Tea. Known as Little England, its colonial past remains vividly alive here in its architecture and old buildings. Nuwara Eliya will refresh your mind, body and soul.
Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England" is the hill country of Sri Lanka. We stayed at a beauty of a cottage named "Sherwood Cottage" which offered stunning panoramic views of the city and mountains. A must-do in Nuwara Eliya is a visit to Hortons Plains and trek the 10-12 kms plains to reach"Worlds End", a sheer cliff with a drop of around 4000 ft. Standing at the precipice high up among the clouds and mist, you will truly feel your arm is touching the heavens.
It's the Tea capital with acres & acres of lush green tea gardens, well-maintained colonial buildings that reflect English architecture, and also the cool climate.
This township reminds us of a typical English countryside, hence it's popularly refereed as "Little England"
We then headed to the scenic city of Nuwara Eliya which is 78 km away. This city is strikingly distinct from the rest of the county in its architecture. This place is best explored on foot. If you want to see a variety of plants then spending some time in Victoria Garden is ideal for you. You will find a few unusual building with a colonial era touch in the vicinity. A little further you have Horton Plains which was designed into a national park in 1988. Rivers Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe have their source here. Rivers, Baker's Falls, birds, variety of plants and animals make this place worth visiting. You can opt for guided walking safari.