Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
The charming town up in the hills “Nuwara Eliya”

Nuwara Eliya is a town up in the central hills of Sri Lanka and its name means “city of light”. It’s renowned for its world famous tea and cold climate.

The central hill country of Sri Lanka feels like a whole different world because of its contrasting climate and environment and Nuwara Eliya is no exception it is in fact one of the most coldest regions. So be sure to pack a few sweaters and coats because the temperature could be as low as 4OC or OF.

You’ve all probably heard of “worlds end” which is a special attraction of Nuwara Eliya that comes midway of a 9km journey full of plains, uphill climbs, streams and mud pools plus a 32km drive from the Nuwara Eliya city. You can hike safely with trained professionals if you travel with one of Rapid Adventures’ guides.

If you’re a nature lover, Nuwara Eliya is a great choice with tons of botanical gardens, exclusive flora and fauna like the famous “Maharathmal tree“(Rhododendron arboretum) and Bulbuls and farms like straw berry farms and cattle farms where you can actually pick berries right off the plant and get fresh dairy products. Be sure to visit Nuwara Eliya in April because that is when the flowers are in full bloom and the fruits are in season.

The drive to Nuwara Eliya is exciting too. The twisting and winding roads, great scenery all throughout and tea plants carefully planted in to contour lines with ladies sometimes picking the leaves. Roll down the shutter to get a cold hit of fresh air which is extremely refreshing.

The food in Nuwara Eliya is a mix of a few cultures. A hearty meal preferably something a bit fatty is recommended, rabbit is delicacy up there. Leave it to us to let you know where to find the best roasted rabbit and hook you up with a nice comfy place to stay the night in.

Nuwara Eliya is a favorite of foreign and local travelers both alike as it is a great holiday getaway full of fun activities and interesting destinations. So leave it to Rapid Holidays to make this an awesome trip for you. Let us make your trip a smash.

Top Attractions in Nuwara Eliya

Horton Plains National Park Horton Plains National Park

Home of the iconic Worlds end and many other attractions like bakers fall, mini worlds end, governor’s pool and chimney pool. Misty, scenic and cool with a great dose of adventure, plant life and wildlife.

Greggory’s Lake Greggory’s Lake

An only manmade lake in Nuwara Eliya. A great place to Take a ride on the boats, walk around and just take a breath and spend some time relaxing. Do NOT take a dip in the lake though (because I fell in and it was cold as hell).

Ambewela Farms Ambewela Farms

Perfect climate to rare the perfect breeds of cattle to get the best quality milk. There are factories so you can see how certain dairy products are made, a shop to purchase freshly made products and a café to get a warm glass of milk to beat the cold outside.

Hakgala Gardens Hakgala Gardens

A botanical garden full of vibrant flowers and lush green plants. Best around April when Nuwara Eliya is a bit warm. A great place to spend some time strolling around or sit down and have some quiet time under the pine trees.

Lovers Leap Fall Lovers Leap Fall

A rather small waterfall only about 30m. You can walk through the scenic tea plantations or take a three-wheeler to reach this waterfall. Great panoramic views all throughout the journey.

Sita Kovil Sita Kovil

The kovil built near the stream supposedly where Sita used to bathe. Beautifully carved statues and astounding architecture awaits can be seen. But watch out for the monkeys.

Moon Plains Moon Plains

A smaller plain. Great if you’re not looking to spend the whole day hiking. You can walk or take a safari jeep but regardless mode of travel, the views are truly breathtaking with the mountains surrounding all over.

St. Claire’s Falls St. Claire’s Falls

This is the most popular waterfall in Nuwara Eliya. It is to be viewed from roadside viewpoint. Once you’re done watching, you can head over to the St. Claire’s restaurant to get some world renowned Ceylon tea.

Devon Falls Devon Falls

It is to be viewed from the convenience roadside viewpoint. Although sadly you can’t look at it up close, it is still a magnificent view to bear witness to.

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