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Nuwara Eliya a Blend of Beauty and Colonial Charm

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Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful and ancient city known as the ‘little England’ because of its Theodor styled mansions, and other inheritance from the British colonial rulers. Majestically rising mansions along the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road are ornate with extricating wooden carvings and exquisite British patterns. Today most of the mansions are converted to tourist hotels.

The lively city is buzzing with life especially during the month of April, with start of “Wasantha Udanaya”. Wasantha Udanaya, which is launched in parallel to the April school holiday in the island, is the main holiday season of Nuwara Eliya. As a precaution make sure you have a confirmed room reservation in Nuwara Eliya if you heading to the city during the month of April. Otherwise, it could make you cut off your holiday or shorten it.

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Dormitories, Guest Houses, Rest Houses, Villas and Hotels in Sri Lanka

The city can be easily explored by foot and there’s a surprise at every turn, whether it is a bustling market, a fabulous British styled mansion or picturesque Gregory Lake underway on one of the city’s many lovely corners.

Nuwara Eliya and surrounding area are attracting more and more travellers every year because it’s laid-back way of life, breathtaking sceneries, healing clime, and possibilities to perform adventure sports. Charming Nuwara Eliya is definitely worth a visit. Following are some of the important things to see and do in the immediate surroundings of Nuwara Eliya.

post office nuwara eliya
This beautiful colonial building was built during the British rule of Sri Lanka. Today it is functioning as the main post office in the area.

Just a few steps away from the city centre overlooking the Nuwara Eliya main bus station is the 18th-century brick building, adding some old world charm to the city. The architecture of the building is predominantly an old British. Today it is being used as the main post office in the city.  This red and white coloured building is the first of its kind you come across in Nuwara Eliya when you enter the city.

The Anglican Church situated towards the north end of the golf course is another important religious and historical construction in Nuwara Eliya. It has beautifully decorated windows and richly decorated facade. The church still plays a major role as a place that helps for the well-being of the devotees.

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St.clairs waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka found between Nuwara Eliya and Thalawakele.

The Victoria Park off the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road is another noteworthy attraction, where you can see hundreds of plants and trees. Victoria Park can be best described as a picnic ground, where family outings are frequent.  Locals emerge here to enjoy the beautiful settings and to grab the relaxing ambience.

Nuwara eliya popular holiday spot in the mountains
Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Bandarawela and less popular Haputale are popular for cool clime

Nuwara Eliya is well known for best quality Ceylon Tea, Especially the black tea. The visit to Nuwara Eliya is not complete without taking a break in a tea factory and tasting a cup of un-blended pure Ceylon tea. There are several tea factories in Nuwara Eliya, where you can see the production process of tea.  Large numbers of shops in Nuwara Eliya are selling a wide range of tea varieties at an affordable price.

Galway’s bird sanctuary is another important attraction in Nuwara Eliya, featuring many avian fauna species occurred in the higher elevated areas of Sri Lanka. Galway’s bird sanctuary is about 5 km from the city near the race course.

Gregory lake

Gregory lake; don’t miss out this picturesque lake, where you can enjoy the refreshingly cool breeze. Well trained ponies wait for you with their jockeys and offers pony rides at an affordable rate. The lake beautifies the city while enabling tourists to engage in various recreational activities such as boating and fishing.  If you wish to see these attractions during your holiday in Sri Lanka Seerendipity torus is prepared to help you to organise the trip please write us on info@seerendipitytours.com

Nuwara Eliya a Blend of Beauty and Colonial Charm
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Nuwara Eliya a Blend of Beauty and Colonial Charm
Nuwara Eliya is one of the most popular holiday destinations with cool and mild climate. Nuwara Eliya is the highest elevated city in Sri Lanka located above 2800 meter from the sea level. today it features a large number of Theodor styled building, race course, golf course, tea plantations and beautiful small town
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