The majestic mountains, tethered with the sublime beauty of surrounding greenery seems to beckon many travellers to the respite of Nuwara Eliya. At the height of this resonating calmness, Amaya Langdale stands with an almost conventional colonial charm, abounding with vibrant activities.
HORTON'S PLAINS NATIONAL PARK
Located on the southern plateau of the central highlands of the country, Horton Plains National Park was designated a national park in 1988 and is a popular tourist destination in the country. The park's elevation ranges from 2,100-2,300 metres and it is home to over 24 species of mammals, 87 species of birds, nine species of reptiles and eight species of amphibians.
HAKGALA BOTANICAL GARDENS
Being the second-largest garden in Sri Lanka, the Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the country's three botanical gardens and is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve. The garden was established in 1861 in order to experiment with Cinchona cultivation and the garden is currently home to over 10,000 species of flora, including a variety of species of orchids and roses.
QUEEN VICTORIA PARK
Located in the vicinity of the Nuwara Eliya town centre, Victoria Park covers over 27 acres of land and was named to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria, in the year 1897. It is home to a diversity of flora and fauna and it is estimated that around 90% of all plant species found at the park are foreign species.
Gregory Lake was built in 1874 by the Governor William Gregory with the intention of generating electricity for the town. It is located approximately a kilometre away from the main city and covers around 91.2 hectares in extent. It is believed to have been used for water-sports and other activities during the British period and presently offers boating, rowing and fishing facilities to guests.