Nuwara Eliya

(5500 Ft Above Sea Level)

Sri Lanka ( Around India )
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Nuwara Eliya is categorised as Plantations

Plantations as seen from Nuwara Eliya (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Kitugala - Photo Courtesy Magnus Manske
Hakgala Botanical Garden Photo Courtesy Buddhika Mawella
Worlds End - Photo Courtesy Faslan
Photo Courtesy - Farrajak
Ramboda Falls (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Tea Factory (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Tea Factory (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Tea Factory (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Colonial style heritage building in Nuwara Eliya (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Plantations as seen from Nuwara Eliya (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Plantations as seen from Nuwara Eliya (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Nuwara Eliya Town (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Plantations as seen from Nuwara Eliya (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Waterfall in Nuwara Eliya Town (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Waterfall in Nuwara Eliya Town (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Nuwara Eliya is home to plantation highlands in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.
  • The slow-growing tea bushes of Nuwara Eliya produce some of the world's finest Orange Pekoe tea, and several tea factories around Nuwara Eliya offer guided tours and the opportunity to sample or purchase their products.
  • Nuwara Eliya is set at 5500 ft asl (same as Munnar in Kerala, India) and it overlooks Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.
  • Nuwara Eliya is home to colonial heritage style hotels offering plantation views all around
  • Nuwara Eliya is surrounded by Waterfalls, Bird watching sites and National parks
  • Nuwara Eliya is also surrounded by a Temple with Ramayana era significance
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Colombo (161 kms)

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Holiday (7 or more)1

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Short Break

  • Ramayana Tour of Sri Lanka (6 Nights)


  • The Serendipity Tour (7 Nights)

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  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here and during the Spring season in Nuwara Eliya thousands of visitors come to see the blooms here.
    Ramboda Falls is 109 m high waterfalls one the highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is located just off the Kandy - Nuwara eliya route.
    Natural Wonders
    Yala National Park is renowned having highest concentration of Leopard population in the world. Its also renowned for its birds watching. Yala is one of the 70 Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka and is home to 200+ bird species. Safaris are conducted by Lodges around Yala and also as excursions from Kataragama.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Galways Land harbours is a bird watching site and is home to about 20 very rare migrant bird species and 30 native species. The park has valuable floral species of both native and foreign origin. Galway Forest Lodge is located close to the park.
    Bird Watching
    Tea Plantation visit and visit to the tea factory is a popular tourist activity in Nuwara Eliya. Many estates around the area offer an organised visit to the estate and the tea factory.
    Tea Estate Visit
    Nuwara Eliya is a base to visit Horton Plains National Park. Species found here include the Leopard, Sambar, and the endemic Purple-faced Langur. Birds include the Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. The plains also has a well-visited tourist attraction at World's End, a sheer precipice with a 1050 m drop.
    Jeep Safaris
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kitugala is a rainforest and where Bridge on the River Kwai, a renowned movie was shot. This area is renowned for bird watching and many elusive endemic species like Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Green-billed Coucal and Spot-winged Thrush are found here
    Bird Watching
    Belilena Caves is a famous large cave in Sri Lanka that holds evidence of a 12,000 year old skeletal remains of a lost generation of Sri Lanka's Balangoda Man (also described as Homo Sapiens). In order to reach the cave, one has to walk through the jungle and use a rope or rope ladder for entry.
    Heritage Site
    Pre Historic, Caves
    The Kelani Valley Forest Reserve was established to conserve and protect the watershed of Kelani river which is home to a wide variety of Sri Lanka's endemic flora & fauna. One can ride mountain bikes through jungle clad hills and plantations growing low country tea and rubber. Serendib Scops Owl is a newly discovered bird first found in this forest.
    Lake or Riverside

Destinations within reach from Nuwara Eliya

  • Colombo ( 161 Km )

    Colombo is a commercial capital of Sri Lanka and arrival point for tourists to Sri Lanka. Colombo more

  • Sigiriya ( 171 Km )

    Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of more

  • Galle ( 250 Km )

    Galle is a heritage port and a beach resort 150 kms South of Colombo, renowned for its heritage more

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Nearest Airport in Nuwara Eliya
  • Bandaranaike International Airport ( CMB ) , Colombo-161 Kms
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