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Holidays in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Up in the stunning highlands of Sri Lanka, discover the luscious scenery and picturesque architecture of Nuwara Eliya, the country's tea capital.

Nuwara Eliya is often dubbed “Little England” and the pretty gardens and colonial architecture within the town certainly do create a sense of 19th century England. The town is also fantastic for those who love nature, with loads to see and do amongst the luscious hilly surroundings. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous family trip or a tranquil romantic getaway, holidays to Nuwara Eliya offer something special for everyone.

Gorgeous Nuwara Eliya sights

Known as the “City of Light”, Nuwara Eliya is a special destination. There’s plenty of scenery to check out within the town; the stunning Lake Gregory, the Post Office is a curious remnant of the British rule, and Victoria Park is amazing with its tropical plants alongside English style lawns and rose gardens. The town is an ideal base for exploring Sri Lanka’s outstanding mountain scenery as it is overlooked by Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain Pidurutalagala, and the whole area offers breathtaking views of picturesque waterfalls, valleys and meadows. Other activities include visiting trout streams, golf courses, the Land Bird Sanctuary, Haggala Botanical Gardens, Seetha Eliya’s Hindu Temple and the stunning Horton Plains National Park, where you may catch a leopard! And, being the tea capital, since the British began the industry in the 1800s, today you’ll find the world’s best teas as well as guided tours around the factories and plantations.

Nuwara Eliya nightlife and cuisine

As the sun sets upon this pretty town, you’ll find a distinctly laid back vibe with a quiet nightlife; enjoy hotel entertainment or head to the bars and restaurants around Lake Gregory for excellent views. The food has a mixture of Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and Western influences, with good budget options as well.

There are some excellent deals available for holidays to Nuwara Eliya, so take a look on lowcostholidays.com and pick the flights and accommodation that suits you.

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