How to reach
Nuwaraeliya is located in Central province and its about 174 km via Awissawella – hatton – Nuwara eliya road / A7
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city is considered to be one of the most important locations for tea cultivation and well known for its cool climate being the coolest area in Sri Lanka. Many of the buildings have still preserved features from the colonial period. Many private homes have also maintained their old English-style lawns and gardens. The town wakes up with many activities in April for the Sinhalese and Tamil New year. Main allure during April season include the motor and horse racing events.
Places to visit
Sri Lanka’s best and most popular venue for nature reserves and eco-tourism is Horton Plains national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The breathtaking scenery with beautiful rolling hills with upper montane forest and wet patana grasslands is home to many endemic flora and fauna in Sri Lanka. There are several attractions at Horton Plains like the Baker’s fall, Chimmini pool and the famous World’s end an escarpment with a 3700 feet sheer drop with a fantastic view of tea estates below and on clear mornings one can see all the way up to the southern coastline.
Hakgala Botanical Garden
The beautiful Hakgala botanical garden, the second largest garden in Sri Lanka and home to over 10,000 species of flora is situated along the Nuwara Eliya- Badulla main road. The garden has a cool climate as it is situated 5400 feet above sea level. The best time to visit the garden is in spring when the garden is blooming with flowers. Hakgala botanical garden is especially famous for the beautiful species of orchids and roses. Hakgala gardens provide the perfect climate for temperate zone plants. There are conifers and cedars from Australia, Bermuda and Japan and cypresses from the Himalayas, China, Mexico and California.