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Nuwara Eliya

Little England

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  • General Information

    Other Name: The City of Light, District: Nuwara Eliya , State: Central, Sri Lanka
    Area: 0 -
    Languages Spoken: Sinhalese,Tamil,English
    Long Distance Code: -
    Importance: -
    Best Time to Visit: April to - and -
    International Access: -
  • Description

    It is a quaint town located in Sri Lanka`s beautifully lush hill country.Nuwara Eliya`s tradition has remained unchanged as it is still known to be a retreat for the island`s elite. During its season in April,the little town comes alive as Sri Lanka`s high society flocks there for the horse and motor races,grand dances and exclusive golf tournaments.Nature lovers will revel in this wide,patna-grass covered plain,the haunt of many wild,yet harmless,animals and the home of many species of birds.Main attractions during April season include the numerous motor racing and horse racing events.Motor racing comes alive with the Mahagastotte and Radella Hill Climbs.The town`s attractions include the golf course,trout streams,Victoria Park,and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory.The Kashmir Flycatcher is another attractive bird species found in the park.Galway`s Land Bird Sanctuary, close to Lake Gregory, is another wildlife site of 0.6 km².
  • Location

  • Climate

The 2nd hill country botanic gardens after Peradeniya Gardens, which was originally a plantation of Cinchona from which the anti-malarial drug quinine was found and later used for experiments in acclimatizing temperate-zone plants to life in the tropics, and were run by the same family for three generations, up to the 1940.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens is located 10 km away from the town of Nuwara Eliya. Your trip to Nuwara Eliya is not complete without a visit to the Hakgala Gardens mainly because the site is legendary. It was once the pleasure garden of Ravana of the Ramayana epic and according to many, it was one of the places where the beautiful Sitha was hidden by the demon King Ravana.

The present botanic gardens were founded in 1860 by the eminent British botanist Dr. G.H.K. Thwaites who was superintendent of the Peradeniya Gardens. The Garden consists of an outstanding collection of fauna and flora.

Timings: 7:30am-5:30pm

Remarks: Once the pleasure garden of Ravana of the Ramayana epic.

Horton Plains20 miles (32 km) from Nuwara Eliya via Ambewela and Pattipola, is the Horton Plains only 3160 hectares in extent. Known to Sri Lankans as Mahaeliya, it became Horton Plains after Sir Robert Horton, British Governor from 1831- 1837. Horton Plains became a Nature Reserve in 1969 and upgraded as a National Park in 1988 due to its unique watershed and bio-diversity values of the "Cloud Reserve".

Its flora has high level of endemism. The hills are covered with diverse wet low evergreen with even large trees grown flattened to the ground on the higher windswept slopes.

Horton Plains harbours 52 species of resident birds and 11 species of migrant birds. More then 2,000 to 3,000 Sambhur, Bear Monkey, Leopard, Barking Deer, Giant Squirrel, Fishing Cat, Wild Boar and Hares roam in the s and grasslands but only seldom they could be seen other than the Sambhur in the evening and morning.

For accommodation Ginihiriya Bungalow (Anderson Lodge) with 4 DBL rooms and 2 separate dormitories (Vana Nivahana) serve for groups. Two escarpments -"World''s End" and "Little World''s End" falling from the Horton Plains 1000 feet and 3000 feet respectively, to the land below and the Baker''s Falls are places you should visit.

This is the only National Park where visitors could walk on their own on the designated tracks.

Timings: 7am-5pm

Remarks: This is the only National Park where visitors could walk on their own on the designated tracks.

Sri Lanka – Extreme!

Sri Lanka – Extreme!
(12 Days / 11 Nights)

On Request
Sri Lanka – Extreme! / AE-002 (12 Days / 11 Nights)
Negombo-Trincomalee-Sigiriya-Kandy-Mahiyangana-Kandy-Kitulgala-Nuwara Eliya-Bandarawela-Yala

Sri Lanka is known for its cultural, religious and historical heritage, but in this tour you will discover the pristine natural resources of Sri Lanka in an extreme and unique ways. You will be in different parts of Sri Lanka, and participate in various activities.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Negombo
Day 2 : Negombo-Trincomalee
Day 3 : Trincomalee
Day 4 : Trincomalee-Sigiriya
Day 5 : Sigiriya-Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Mahiyangana
Day 7 : Kandy-Kitulgala
Day 8 : Kitulgala
Day 9 : Kitulgala-Nuwara Eliya
Day 10 : Nuwara Eliya-Bandarawela
Day 11 : Bandarawela-Yala
Day 12 : Yala
Sri Lanka – Eco!

Sri Lanka – Eco!
(7 Days / 6 Nights)

On Request
Sri Lanka – Eco! / AE-003 (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Habarana-Kandy-Padavigampola-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala-SINHARAJA-Kitulgala-Bentota-Colombo

Explore the greenery and the wildlife of Sri Lanka with us. Sri Lanka is one of the hotspots of biodiversity in the world and has 19 endemic mammals, 26 endemic birds, 23 butterflies are endemic, 44 endemic fish and much more. In this nature-oriented tour you will learn a variety of climatic zones and flora and fauna that can be seen in these areas.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Habarana
Day 2 : Habarana-Kandy
Day 3 : Kandy-Padavigampola-Kandy
Day 4 : Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 5 : Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala
Day 6 : Kitulgala-SINHARAJA-Kitulgala
Day 7 : Kitulgala-Bentota-Colombo

(11 Days / 10 Nights)

On Request
11 DAYS CLASSIC SRI LANKA / PC-103 (11 Days / 10 Nights)
Colombo-Pinnawela-Dambulla-Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya-Anuradhapura-Aukana-Sigiriya-Kandy-Nanu Oya-Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Galle-Colombo

A classical round tour of the Island, covering Ancieant sites, Tea country, Wild life and Beach drive.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Colombo -Pinnawela -Dambulla-Sigiriya
Day 2 : Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya
Day 3 : Sigiriya-Anuradhapura-Aukana-Sigiriya
Day 4 : Sigiriya-Kandy
Day 5 : Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Nanu Oya-Nuwara Eliya
Day 7 : Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya
Day 8 : Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 9 : Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 10 : Tissamaharama-Yala-Galle
Day 11 : Galle-Colombo

(3 Days / 2 Nights)

On Request
3 DAYS TEA & TRUMPETS / PC-108 (3 Days / 2 Nights)
Colombo-Pinnawela-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala-Colombo

Elephants drinking tea ???

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Colombo -Pinnawela -Kandy
Day 2 : Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 3 : Nuwara Eliya-Kitulgala-Colombo
Explore the Emerald Isle

Explore the Emerald Isle
(14 Days / 13 Nights)

On Request
Explore the Emerald Isle / PC-113 (14 Days / 13 Nights)
Habarana-Anuradhapura-Habarana-Polonnaruwa-Habarana-Sigiriya-Habarana-Dambulla-Kandy-Pinnawela-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Tissamaharama-Yala-Galle-Kosgoda-Bentota

A 14 days round the Emerald Isle nation of Sri Lanka.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Habarana
Day 2 : Habarana-Anuradhapura-Habarana
Day 3 : Habarana-Polonnaruwa-Habarana
Day 4 : Habarana-Sigiriya-Habarana
Day 5 : Habarana-Dambulla-Kandy
Day 6 : Kandy-Pinnawela -Kandy
Day 7 : Kandy-Nuwara Eliya
Day 8 : Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Nuwara Eliya
Day 9 : Nuwara Eliya-Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 10 : Yala-Tissamaharama
Day 11 : Yala-Galle-Kosgoda-Bentota
Day 12 : Bentota
Day 13 : Bentota
Day 14 : Bentota

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Tours