Nuwara Eliya is a world away from the rest of Sri Lanka. It nestles in the hill country at an altitude of 1800m above sea level, and is principally the hub of tea cultivation. It’s often referred to by the Sri Lankans as “Little England” with many English Colonial type homes, neo-Gothic churches that has a rose tinted English Country village feel to it with its lower sloping hills carpeted with lush tea plantations.
The Hill Country enjoys a continual European spring, turning to a crisp autumnal chill at higher elevations. Spectacular waterfalls plunge over cliffs into lush green valleys. The cloud forest above is bustling with the secretive cacophony and chirping melody of elusive mountain birds.
The towns attractions include its impressive Golf Course, the old imposing British Governor’s Mansion that has now become a prestigious hotel, Lake Gregory where you can boat and fishing. The Tudor style two storey built Post Office that is situated in the center of town was constructed by the British in 1894 and is one of the oldest Post Offices in the country. Still in operation!.
Victoria Park is very popular with the bird watching community, where you can see a number of species that include the Indian Blue Robin, Pied Thrush, Scaly Thrush, Kashmir Flycatcher, are some of the beautiful feathered friends that are to be seen.
Within the nearby hills you will find trout streams and wonderful hill to trek into.