My trip to Nuwara Eliya remains as a mind-blowing memory which I can never forget. This was my first trip to Sri Lanka, and let me tell you that the trip was worth the money spent. Nuwara Eliya is a huge city which is located in the central province of Sri Lanka. I was wondering what is the meaning of the name of this beautiful city it is called as the City of Lights; it is also called as the City on the Plain. When I came to Nuwara Eliya the climate was very pleasant and temperate. Here are some beautiful places to visit in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya is located at a high altitude of 6128 feet and hence the best place for tea production. The best picturesque part which made me thrilled was the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka overlooking this cute city. Before I decided to make a trip to Nuwara Eliya, I had studied about the weather; the weather here is generally cool rather it is the coolest place in Sri Lanka. I am an avid traveler and I would never want to miss visiting some of the most beautiful places in Nuwara Eliya.
Here are some places to visit in Nuwara Eliya, which one must visit during the trip to Nuwara Eliya.
Places To Visit In Nuwara Eliya
1. Lake Gregory In Nuwara Eliya
The main attraction which I found in Lake Gregory is that it is a man-made lake. This lake is so beautifully made just below the small hills. This lake is made as a border of the town of Nuwara Eliya and also a border for the tea plantations. I must say that it was a breathtaking view. While I was on a visit to this lake, I found that this is the best place for the holiday goers. Besides this, the lake party which is gaining trend nowadays was also seen here which was very interesting. There are many cheap hotels in Nuwara Eliya where you can get good stay arrangements and enjoy the sightseeing at Lake Gregory. Lake Gregory is among the best places to visit in Nuwara Eliya.
2. Hakgala botanical gardens In Nuwara Eliya
When I think of botanical garden’s the first image which forms in my mind is that of Hakgala. This is the second largest garden situated in Sri Lanka. The garden is located along the Badulla Road. When I got the chance to see the botanical garden I was so engrossed in the mystic beauty of this place. The gardens are always covered with mist; along with the mist I could feel excellent fragrance and it seemed as though the garden was filled with color.
3. Laxapana falls In Nuwara Eliya
The waterfalls of Laxapana I must say was mind blowing. It is the first time I saw such exotic waterfalls. This is among the most famous waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The height of the waterfalls is about 129 meters. The waterfall emerges from the Laxapana estate and then it falls or rather merges with the Maskeliya Oya through Maoussakelle.
4. Lover’s leap waterfall In Nuwara Eliya
The best story to be remembered and told is a love story this is a massive rocky cliff along with a waterfall. I found this name to be interesting and came to know that it got its name as a couple gave up their life for love.
5. Horton Plains National Park In Nuwara Eliya
Horton National Park is the famous part located in Ohiya, Sri Lanka. This park hosts a large variety of fauna and flora. This is the best place for those who are wildlife and nature enthusiasts. The best time to visit is in the morning from 6 a.m. to 10 am.
6. Bluefield Tea Gardens Nuwara Eliya
The next among the things to see in Nuwara Eliya is the Bluefield Tea gardens. This is the hub for a fresh variety of tea; you can shop for the tea and also taste them.
Nuwara Eliya is the most beautiful attraction of Sri Lanka. I would say you should make a trip to this sweet and small city and get relaxed.