Splendid Colonial Architecture

The beautiful city of Nuwara Eliya which is called ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka; lies among the enchanting hills and valleys of central part of Sri Lanka. Once a peaceful little town made completely of Colonial era structures, now getting full of modern buildings. However, the aura of age remains in some parts of the city, mainly due to some beautifully maintained buildings still standing.

One such building is Nuwara Eliya Post Office. The post office is housed within a beautiful mansion. The bright orange roofs and red bricked walls of the building form a colorful contrast with the manicured lawns and perfectly clipped hedges. Constructed in 1894, this century-old post office is one of the oldest in the country, whilst also being one of the oldest buildings in Nuwara Eliya.

In 2012, the former living quarters of the post master, on the upper floor of the post office, was converted into tourist accommodation, allowing guests to experience the charm of this old building by staying in it. Those who don’t have the chance to book the accommodation can still visit the post office itself, which is on the ground floor.