Nuwara Eliya Attractions


Nuwara-Eliya the 'heart' of the tea country located at an elevation of 1980 meters in the central highlands of a tropical island, it offers the best both worlds advantages, of tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate. While the time climate is sub-tropical, night temperature plunge low enough to produce frost.

Haggala Botanical Garden

Hakgala is very cool climate area of Sri Lanka. Hakala garden is highest botanical garden of Sri Lanka and situated between Nuwaraeliya and Welimada towns. Hakgala area consist lower Celsius value of temperature in every time of the year. There are about 10km from Nuwaraeliya and about 15km from Welimada. Hakgala Botanical garden is most famous Botanical garden of Sri Lanka
Hakgala high forest and Hakgala Mountain is at above area of Hakgala botanical garden. In December to February month's high amount of mist covered all areas of Hakgala Mountain and also Hakgala Park. Temperature of is changed between 2 to 10 Celsius values. Several experiments and research about local flora are handled in Haggala Garden.

Several types of Roses and other beautiful flowers can be seen in Hakgala Park. In April month more than thousands of visitors arrived into Hakgala. Several reservations, Rest Houses and vehicle parks available at closed to the Park.

Gregory Lake

Nuwara Eliya was home away from home for the british colonialist in the 19th century. This city with an elevation of 6200 meters is the highest in Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
Hemmed in by three of the highest mountains in the country; Piduruthalagala, the Great Western and Hakgala, the city looks very isolated. Yet it's just a four hour drive from Colombo.

The Nuwara Eliya golf links, is said to be one of the finest golf courses in the asia pacific region. Other recreation activities include horse riding, fishing, camping and of course trekking. Thanks to the cool climes this is one city where you can never work up a sweat.
The higher elivations are covered with lush green forests - rapidly being destroyed by combination of selfish politician ans ignorant citizens of Nuwara Eliya itself.

Ravan Ella Falls
Situated in the Dry zone off Welimada this beautiful waterfall is a continuous stream of life to the villagers. It provides much needed water for the cultivation of vegetables, their main income. The life-line role of this tiny, yet beautiful waterfall is seen when we first arrived the village. While the surrounding mountains were dirty and dry this particular mountain was greenish and cultivated.

According to villages the water of this stream has to be protected from smugglers day and night and for that they have "a shift duty".
It is 40m (131ft) tall and in the Uduhawara village.

Ramboda Ella Falls

A gigantic waterfall (329 ft.) having three parts and very close to the 53km post along the above A-5 trunk road. The first part is above the road in the jungle (100m), second part is close to the road (3m) and the third part (100m) is below the road.
Traveler should descend to the "Ramboda basin", where the famous "Ramboda Inn" situated from where he can see the whole fall. When we were there the upper part was covered with a fog and what you see in the picture was the third part.

Golf Club / Nuwara Eliya

The story goes like this..., few British men of the troop have chased an Elephant and they have got lost in the forest. Without food and other basic needs they thought it will be much harder to spend the day and night in that forest. But the cool climate and fresh air of that place kept them very fresh without any pain. They thought that this is good place to rest after fighting in war and once they have returned to their place they have informed the Governor Sir Edward Barned immediately about this place.
ir Edward Barnes have been the Governor from 1824-1831. He had constructed roads and shelters in Nuwara-Eliya. He has built his holiday home at Nuwara-Eliya spending 8000 Pounds. He has named it as "Barnes Hall". Today this place is known as the famous Grand Hotel of Nuwara-Eliya with more than 150 rooms. St.Andrews Hotel, Keena Hotel and Carlton Hotel are some of the other constructions. The District Secretary Mr. Loku Banda has helped Sir Barnes to build this holiday homes.

It is Sir Edward Barnes who has made Nuwara-Eliya a place to live to the people and he is known as "Father of the Pioneer Nuwara-Eliya".
After Barnes, Sir William Hortain has become the Governor from 1831-1837. He was the editor of 'Colombo Journal' newspaper. He has written so many articles about Nuwara-Eliya in his newspaper.
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