Nuwara Eliya | Sri Lanka | Travel | DestinationsHill Country in Sri Lanka
Considered to be the heart of the upcountry and is also known as "The little England", its cool climate, the mountainous terrain and valleys gives Nuwara Eliya the added benefit to produce the world's best Ceylon Tea. Tea was introduced by Scottish planters whilst buildings and landscapes were constructed by the Europeans which still exist, making it a colonial picturesque town. Haggala Gardens - a botanical garden, gives a unique experience of savouring the variety of plants of various hues and sizes.
Hiking is a popular event here and the climbing of Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka is yet another exciting excursion to the visitor
Golf is a luxury game for the foreigners and the elite locals. The Nuwara Eliya golf course is considered to be one of the best in Asia. Nuwara Eliya during the festive season of April welcomes the outsiders with much fun and frolic. The sun shining down on activities such as horse racing, motor races, flower shows and other outside events highlights this season.
Rail journey to Nanu Oya, the closest to Nuwara Eliya, gives the visitor a breathtaking sight of the scenic beauty leading to this town.