Nuwara Eliya, also known as the Little England of Sri Lanka, lies among the lofty slopes and valleys of the Central Highlands is home to all the tea estate workers and estates manufacturing the best flavored tea, an immense field of beautiful flowers and vegetables. Once a charming little town made totally of Colonial time structures; it has now developed its own business centre loaded with modern buildings; and bustles with tourists both local and otherwise with plenty of things to do and some of it can be discussed below:
Check out the Nuwara Eliya Post Office which was built in 1984, housed in an antique Tudor Manor; complete with spires and a clock tower. It was considered one of the oldest post offices in the country, whilst also being one of the oldest buildings in Nuwara Eliya and it is definitely worth a visit.
A boat ride on Lake Gregory, created by Governor William Gregory which was used for watersports during the British Colonial period. The calm park next to it with the walkways and benches to rest on, horses which are offered for rides and speedboat ride on the lake. The cool air is lovely on the water and the sights are breathtaking.
A stroll through the Victoria Park which was named in honor of Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee coronation in 1897 is the main park in Nuwara Eliya which spreads out on 27 acres of land and is brimming with foreign trees and flowers. It is an ideal spot if you are looking for a fresh air and scenic walk. Plenty of native birds can be found occasionally.
Strawberries at the Adma Agro Farm is a must visit place as Nuwara Eliya is not complete without a visit to the strawberry farm. Strawberries love the colder weather and Nuwara Eliya is perfect for them. You could just eat them off the plants, or in the café with cream or whatever that suits your taste buds, or even have it in the form of juice.
A visit to the Ambewela Farm which is one of the largest and progressively renowned dairy farm in Nuwara Eliya. The milking stations of the dairy cows and calves in their nursery can be witnessed. The cows are well taken care of and the visit is quite wonderful although there’s a lot of walking to do. Drink a fresh glass of milk at the bistro station up the hill and get some cheddar to eat.
Hike along the Horton Plains to World’s End and Bakers Falls which is considered to be one the best falls in Nuwara Eliya. The Horton Plains plateau that comes to a sudden end at the World’s End is a stunning escarpment. The park is capped by mountainous grasslands and marshes and cold forests on Sri Lanka’s highest elevation of over 2100m above sea level. Witness the most panoramic views from the World’s End and the breathtaking waterfalls which looks a lot similar to a bride’s veil.
Walk around the tea estates and visit the St. Clair’s Falls as Nuwara Eliya is known for its hundred acres of tea plantations and tea factories and a visit to one of the widest falls in the hill capital of Sri Lanka is definitely worth a visit. Known as the ‘Little Niagara of Sri Lanka’ or ‘King of waterfalls’ flows over a rock ledge and divides into three waterfalls eventually into the pool making a pervasive misty out the view.