One of the most loved locations in the hill country, with its pleasant weather and beautiful scenery, Nuwara Eliya is a popular vacation destination. It is fondly known as little England for its overall charm and the constant chilly weather. Back when the British used to rule this beautiful island, they built luxury bungalows in Nuwara Eliya, and would spend their holidays relaxing in this peaceful town.
Not only is there a colonial charm to this whole town, but there are also many things to do while you are visiting. There are many beautiful places to visit such as the Gregory Lake, the Ambewela Farm, Victoria Park, Hakgala Botanical Garden, etc. Gregory Lake is famous amongst tourists for its beautiful scenery. You can also enjoy a relaxing boat ride in the lake as well.
Nuwara Eliya is known for its beautiful flowers. Some flowers that can’t be grown in Colombo can be seen in Nuwara Eliya, as the cold climate helps their growth and sustainability. Most would take plants with them to grow in their own gardens back at home. If you are a floral lover and loves gardening, you would definitely want to do that as well.
Another reason to visit Nuwara Eliya is strawberries! You can find many strawberry farms in Nuwara Eliya and everyone who visits don’t forget to take home a box or two of fresh strawberries with them. Not only will you be able to visit strawberry farms, but you will also get to see how they are grown and cared for. There are many places that sell fresh strawberries as well as different delicacies that are made incorporating strawberries. There are strawberry pancakes, strawberry tarts, strawberry milkshakes, strawberry ice cream and one of the most popular among visitors, fresh strawberry juice.
The landscapes you will see in Nuwara Eliya are to die for. They provide the perfect natural backdrop for your Instagram worthy photos and selfies. The tea fields spread on long and far. If you love tea and is interested in learning more about it and how it’s made, you can visit tea factories as well. There you will get to see old equipment used back in the day as well as see the process of how tea leaves end up packed into boxes. You can buy packets of fresh tea as well. They even have so many different flavoured ones.
Anyone who visits Nuwara Eliya always leaves with the hope of visiting back again soon. The beauty and the unique charm of this place is definitely unrivaled to any other vacation destination in Sri Lanka.