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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is one of the most unique towns in the country. With its obscure climate, and seemingly out of place architecture, Nuwara Eliya leaves you feeling slightly confused: Sri Lanka or England? Nuwara Eliya sits between Kandy and Ella and whilst many people give this quint village a skip, I highly recommend you include it in your Sri Lanka itinerary.
ABOUT NUWARA ELIYA, SRI LANKA
Nuwara Eliya sits at 1 889 m and is nestled high away in the mountains of hill country. Its cooler temperatures provide optimal conditions for tea plantations, leaving the countryside covered with lush green fields that run as far as the eyes can see. There are lots of places to visit in Nuwara Eliya and whilst the tea plantations are the highlight, don't miss out on the other things to do in the area.
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is otherwise known as "Little England" as there are colonial-styled buildings dotted all over the town. This village was once a popular vacation destination for British settlers who would visit Nuwara Eliya and enjoy some downtime among the mountains.
NUWARA ELIYA WATERFALLS: RAMBODA WATERFALL
Top of my list of places to visit in Nuwara Eliya is Ramboda Waterfall which is arguably one of the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It sits 1 hour outside of Nuwara Eliya and you cannot miss it as it's alongside the road. But wait, there are actually two waterfalls attached to the Ramboda Waterfall.
TEA PLANTATIONS IN NUWARA ELIYA
Nuwara Eliya is surrounded by rolling hills covered with endless tea plantations which are the main attractions in Nuwara Eliya. On your way to Ramboda Falls, you will be spoilt for choice as there are so many of these tea factories to visit in Nuwara Eliya. Stop and take in these views as they really are spectacular.
THE GRAND HOTEL NUWARA ELIYA FOR HIGH TEA
Chances are that at some point the weather will be, well, gloomy! So, if you're looking for a place to visit in Nuwara Eliya on a cold, rainy day, head straight to The Grand Hotel for high tea. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and explore the old hotel which was built in 1891. There I was, in Sri Lanka, sipping on my afternoon tea whilst watching the rain pour in the background. Who would've thought!
HIKE TO WORLD'S END IN HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK
Horton Plains National Park is a vast, open park situated 30km outside of Nuwara Eliya. It's one of the most popular places to visit in Nuwara Eliya and hence it was on my Sri Lanka bucket list. However, I didn't end up going to Horton Plains. Some may blame it on one too many drinks the night before, but what it all came down to were the costs. Whilst most hikes in Sri Lanka are free, Hortons Plain will burn a hole in your pocket and if you're on a backpacker budget, you'll want to give World's End a skip too.
EXPLORE NUWARA ELIYA TOWN AND THE POST OFFICE
There's no need to get a taxi to explore Nuwara Eliya town itself. Just take a slow stroll from the one side to the next and you'll pass an interesting mix of Sri Lankan and British architecture. Nuwara Eliya town is filled with food and clothing markets and street vendors, as well as a pristine golf course, and the iconic Nuwara Eliya Post office.