Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

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The area is one of the island’s most temperate regions and was founded by Samuel Baker the famous explorer of the Nile, in 1846. Located in the hill country at an elevation of 1,868 m above sea level, the city sports a look and feel unlike any place else on the island. Since its inception, NuwaraEliyahas been a favourite among British colonialist, so much so that it was referred to as ‘Little England’, a habit which endures to this day.

As a hill country retreat it provided a landscape of leisure, where it’s colonial occupants engaged in pastimes such as fox hunting, deer hunting, elephant hunting, polo, golf and cricket. Even today the city is influenced by its storied past, which adds a surreal post-colonial texture to its everyday proceedings. From the fantastic architecture that has been well preserved, to the sprawling tea estates that were home to the English and Scottish pioneers, NuwaraEliya offers an unlikely combination of striking contrast and quaint ambience.

Things to do

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Old Colonial Buildings
  • Visit Waterfalls
  • Tea Estates and Factories
  • Strawberry Farm
  • Trekking

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