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Nuwara Eliya

Alpine resort of Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya) located at 1884 meters above sea level at the foot of the mountain Pidurutalagala, the highest peak of Sri Lanka. Soft favorable climate, picturesque meadows and valleys, mountain scenery - all this makes the Nuwara Eliya very popular destination among travelers.

The best souvenir brought from Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon will be of the highest quality tea. Visiting a tea plantation and tasting flavored drink - one of the mandatory items of tourist programs in the region.

Getting there

From Colombo and Kandy buses. By train - from Colombo to the village Nanu-Oya, from there a bus or tuk-tuk to the center of Nuwara Eliya.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Nuwara Eliya

Homes with gabled roofs and dormer windows, the Anglican church, the post office building with a clock tower, ancient villas and manicured lawns - for that Nuwara Eliya is called "Little England".

It is also worth a stroll to one of the waterfalls in the area: waterfalls Dunhinda, Diyaluma, Baker's, St. Claire's, Ravana Ella, Bambarakanda Ella, Aberdeen, Laxapana, The Lovers Leap or Bridal.

It is worth seeing the beautiful park "Victoria" with a picnic and relax. To the south of it is open racetrack, where in April, held horse races. Also, the resort is an 18-hole golf courses, one of the best in Southeast Asia.

More than 150 years ago in Nuwara Eliya started up the tradition of "the April season," when, to escape the heat in Colombo, the British went here with their families. Over the years a trip in April, has become a tradition and, after the departure of the British, the locals have adopted this custom. City, who does not know the nightlife in the rest of the year, comes to life during the season. Hotels organize discos and entertainment programs, the flower show, horse and pony riding.

Where to stay: in one of the alpine resorts of Ceylon, where in colonial times, the British were hiding from the heat, namely in Kandy or Nuwara Eliya. In addition, you can stay in the capital of Colombo, the country or in one of the beach resorts in the south-east coast of Sri Lanka. What to see: one of the oldest cities of the island of Ceylon Anuradhapura, "Lion's Rock 'Sigiriya, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, cave monasteries Dambulla, Dutch fort of the 17th century in Galle, a city-museum of Polonnaruwa, and the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, also often referred to as "little England". Finally, it is worth to spend a couple of days in the vibrant and bustling capital of the country - the city of Colombo. You may also be interested in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Japan. The most popular destinations and resorts of the country: Bentota, Galle, Negombo, Kandy, Colombo.