This beautiful city is located at an altitude of 1800 m above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is a fascinating hill station in Sri Lanka and also one of the most popular hill resorts in central province. Often referred as little England, due to its some similarities to the cold weather in England. Nuwara Eliya was chosen as the holiday resort by the British Government in Sri Lanka and also one of the best weekend getaways from scorching heat in Colombo. Nuwara Eliya is one of the most popular school holiday destinations in Sri Lanka, especially during the April school holiday.
Nuwara Eliya with other cities in the mountains are very popular for its vast tea plantations, breathtaking scenery, cascading waterfalls, an abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks. There are so many places to visit in Nuwara Eliya which include colonial styled building, Gregory lake, horton plains national park, Sita amman temple, Haggala botanical garden, Ramboda waterfall, Devon fall, St.Clairs waterfall. Pidurutalagala the highest point in the island of Sri Lanka is located overlooking Nuwara Eliya city.
Nuwara Eliya is blessed with large number of natural attractions which are capable of making our journey most memorable. The horton plains national park stand unique with its cloud forest, streams, waterfalls, various species of birds, animal, fish, amphibians, vertebrates. Most of the Fauna and flora species available here are endemic to Sri Lanka. Ravana watefall, Elle gap, Bandarawela, dova cave temple are some of the other popular attractions that you can visit from Nuwara Eliya.
Salubrious Climate Known for its alluring charm and appeal, Nuwara Eliya and other surrounding cities such as Bandarawela, Ella, Haputale have moderate temperature and pleasant climate throughout the year. Among all the holiday destinations in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is known for the liveliness in its weather and climate.
Nuwara Eliya always flaunts its magical beauty but the best time to visit holiday destinations in the region is April. During the month of April the temperature goes up and it may hit the temperature of 25 centigrade during the daytime. But temperature may considerably drop after the sunset. Usually the rain season in Nuwara eliya occurs in the month of April to November, parallel to the south-west monsoon.
Nuwara eliya is not only a popular holiday destination in Sri Lanka but also it produces the world renowned best quality Ceylon tea. Nuwara Eliya producers large amount of Ceylon tea and contribute largely to the Sri lanka’s GDP. Tea is the main industry in the region while several locations in Nuwara Eliya are being served as the adventure holiday spots. Mountain climbing, boating, hiking, mountain biking are some of the popular adventure sports here.
Array of Trekking Trails Being the hill stations in the mountains, Nuwara Eliya is synonymous with large number of good trekking trails. Being the highest elevated hill station of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is a home to the highest peak in the island, Pidurutalagala, which is 2524 m above the sea level.