Nuwara Eliya meaning “city of light”, is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.
It is the heart of Sri Lankan tea country interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls.
Such an inspiring journey as Kandy – Nuwara Eliya Road of Sri Lanka Holidays builds up your expectations of Nuwara Eliya, the city with the highest altitude in the beautiful tropical island.
And true to the expectations, we find breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery in salubrious climate. It’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 km from hot and humid Colombo.
The town’s attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis.
There are many popular water falls around the town. Many could be visited as a part of trekking and/or hiking expeditions. Ramboda Falls, Devon Falls, Lakshapana Falls, Lover’s Leap etc.
Nuwara Eliya is popular bird watching country, & there are two excellent areas close to the town. Galway Land Bird Sanctuary covers 60 ha to the north of Lake Gregory, while in Victoria Park, in the centre of town, 38 species have been identified. Victoria Park also has an unusual ornithological distinction: despite its proximity to the town centre, it’s a sort of an ornithological hotspot, being visited by a number of rare Himalayan migrant birds, including the yellow-eared bulbul, Kashmir flycatcher, Indian blue robin & the Pied thrush, Grey tit, Pacific swallow as well as Sri Lankan endemics such as the Sri Lanka white-eye. Along the stream that runs through the park are green sandpipers.
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