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NUWARA ELIYA - Travellingpath.com

The amazing city of Nuwara Eliya

 

With a temperate winter all year round, Nuwara Eliya lies at the center of Sri Lanka. Standing tall in the hill country, it is charmingly called Little England for accommodating numerous British Bungalows and traces of British architecture. Nuwara Eliya is blessed with mesmerizing natural beauties and is comprised of many tourist attractions. It is considered as one of the top spots for tourists and locals alike, for a relaxed, enjoyable, and exhilarating vacation. Tourists from all over the island and world come to visit Nuwara Eliya for its countless beauties and cultural richness. Waterfalls, rivers, tea estates, hotels, and plantations are among people’s favorites. It is among the must-see places on this tiny island. Nuwara Eliya also has a lot of adventurous activities, trekking, safaris, and sight-seeing.

 

Must-dos and must-sees in Nuwara Eliya

 

There are many significant places in Sri Lanka. Out of them, Nuwara Eliya is such a place where most of the natural richness of Sri Lanka is situated. Since it is a British colony, there are many buildings and architectural ruins that have great value to Sri Lanka’s history.

 

Staying at the Grand Hotel

 

Sir Edward Barnes, the governor in 1891, lived in what we call the Grand Hotel today. The Grand Hotel is the best way to spend the night the ‘Nuwara Eliya Way.’ It has fantastic, fantastic dining options and high tea. The hotel also arranges trekking, safaris, and adventures for its guests upon request.

 

Lake Gregory Nuwara Eliya

 

Lake Gregory is at the center of Nuwara Eliya. It is a humongous lake with a park next to it. The park has resting places and sight-seeing options. You can go for a horse ride with one of the horses wandering around the lake. Tourists like to take a speedboat ride on the lake because it is a fantastic experience. The air that surrounds the place is unbeatable. The lake got its name after its creator, Governor William Gregory. He built it for watersports during his reign.

 

Victoria Park

 

Victoria Park is the main park in Nuwara Eliya. It was formed in honor of Queen Victoria on her 60th Jubilee coronation. This 27-acre land is packed with exotic trees and flowers. It is perfect for a nature walk in a tranquil environment.

 

The Winter Market

 

Winter Market is the nickname for the Bale Bazaar in Nuwara Eliya. It sells inexpensive winter clothes throughout the year.

 

Nuwara Eliya Strawberry Farm

 

Your visit to Nuwara Eliya cannot be completed without paying a visit to Adam Agro Farm. You can have the freshest strawberries plucked from the trees, have them with cream or condensed milk, or drink them as a juice in the café.

 

Ambewela Farm

 

The most prestigious and largest farm is in Nuwara Eliya, the Ambewela Farm. This humongous farm is filled with cows and milking stations. It is situated just a little off the Nuwara Eliya town. You can have a cup of fresh milk and cheese at the milking station.

 

Moon Plains

This is a new favorite of visitors who like to stroll alongside the mountains and trek the Moon Plains.Apart from the places above, Nuwara Eliya is also famous for its Hakgala Garden, which has a variety of flowers and trees, hiking the Horton Plains, and drinking tea near St. Clair’s Waterfall.

 

Nuwara Eliya Weather

 

Nuwara Eliya is situated in the center of the island of Sri Lanka, in the hill country. Therefore, the city has an all year round cozy climate with a winter feeling.

 

Nuwara Eliya Waterfalls

 

No one leaves Nuwara Eliya without seeing waterfalls and taking a quick dip in them. These are the ornaments of the city that decorate it. Nuwara Eliya has many of these natural waterfalls that beautify the country in unmatched ways. Some of the most famous waterfalls in Sri Lanka are located in Nuwara Eliya.

 

Rawana Ella Falls

 

Rawana Falls got its name after the famous tale of Ramayana. This is the widest of waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is the most popular among tourists because of its historical story.

 

Lovers Leap

 

The Fall has got its name after a prince, and a village girl jumped off the Fall because the king did not agree to their love affair. Interestingly, the Lovers Leap Fall’s water is used to make Nuwara Eliya beer.

 

Glen Falls

 

Glen Falls is at a walkable distance from the center. This Fall is situated among a dense forest, which makes the journey more adventurous.

 

Devon Falls

 

Devon Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya, as it is named after a coffee planter named Devon.

 

Bakers Falls

 

Bakers Falls is famous for its shining-pink rocks and picturesque view. It is among the most favorites of tourists and locals.

 

St. Clair’s Falls

 

St. Clair’s Falls is by far the most seen waterfall in Nuwara Eliya. Some people call it the Mini Niagara Falls.

 

Dunhinda Falls

 

Dunhinda Falls cascade through rocks and mountains, and splash with a smoky effect. The Fall got its name because of the smoky effect that appears in the surrounding.

 

Bopath Ella

 

Bopath Ella falls off the mountain in the shape of a ‘Bo’ leaf, thus getting the name Bopath Ella. Bopath Ella is also one of the most admired waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya.

 

Nuwara Eliya Hotels

 

Nuwara Eliya is one of the top-notch tourist spots in Sri Lanka. People from all over the world visit Sri Lanka visit Nuwara Eliya for several reasons. It is one of the main cities that is full of culture, history, and nature. Therefore, this magnificent city is packed with amazing hotels to accommodate the numerous tourists that visit Nuwara Eliya on a daily basis. Nuwara Eliya hotels are usually packed throughout the year, especially in April, when the Carnival takes place.

A few of the most luxurious and famous hotels are Hilldale Retreat, La Grande Villa, Kent Cottage, Ferncliff Bungalow, The Westbury Palace, The Clovelly Bungalow, Stafford Bungalow, The Grand Hotel, The Golden Ridge Hotel, and Araliya Green City.

 

Nuwara Eliya – The little England of Sri Lanka 

 

Nuwara Eliya is one of the most visited cities in Sri Lanka for tourists and locals alike. This is the best city to visit if you want to enjoy nature and relax in the cozy weather in Nuwara Eliya. Almost every tourist that visits Sri Lanka goes to Nuwara Eliya for a refreshing experience. It is unlikely not to fall in love with the mesmerizing city.