Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean is a versatile tourist destination which is surrounded by attractive coastal line and hill country in the middle. Therefore; you can enjoy typical tropical weather as well as non-tropical climate. Do you love to experience a cool and gloomy atmosphere? Then Nuwara Eliya city tour becomes your first option to explore.
Nuwara Eliya- Once a colonized city
Nuwara Eliya is located in Central Province and there is approximately 170 Km of distance from Colombo. There is a subtropical highland climate due to its highland geographical features. The average temperature is 16 °C. As one of the centers for tea plantation in ancient Ceylon, environment and culture of the city are better indication of an ancient British colony.
The city was founded by Samuel Baker who was an English explorer. During the period between 18th to early 19th century, it was under the British rule. Due to its similar atmosphere to England, the city was highly favored by the English civil servants as well as the planters. It is well known as ‘ Little England” in nowadays also.
If you can reach the city accompanied by a professional guide, it will save your time and you can gain the utmost historical information on the city.
Places to enjoy in the city
Since this is an ancient English colony, you are absolutely amused by its traditional British constructions and architecture. There are several remarkable buildings in the city like the Grand Hotel, the colonial-style post office, the Hill club, Queen’s Cottage, St. Xavier’s Church. The emerald green gardens with full of roses drag your imagination to a fairly tale.
Are you looking for a place to relax with natural beauty? Victoria Park is the ideal to spend your time as one of the main attractions of the city. There is a variety of flora and even you can enjoy bird watching. Nanu Oya River flows through the park creating small lakes and it brings more eye-catching sceneries.
If you need more adventure, you should visit the Lake Gregory surrounded by the lush countryside. It was constructed during the period of the British Governor William Gregory. You can have a boat ride or enjoy fishing. Even bicycle riders are allowed around the lake.
Make your time to visit Nuwara Eliya Golf club, one of the oldest Golf club and Nuwara Eliya Racecourse, the one and only horse racing venue in the island.
Having pleasant weather there are many fruits and vegetable farms around the city. Not only that but also the picturesque tea plantations in all over the highland also offers you serenity.
The friendly and multicultural community always encourages you to roam around the city. You can taste delicious food visiting to a luxury hotel or restaurant. If you love to taste street foods, there are plenty of cost-effective food stores. Finally, do not forget to visit Bale Bazaar and buy something to remember.
It’s time to ready your Nuwara Eliya City Tour with us!
Tour in Nuwaraeliya, The Little England
Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Nuwaraeliya,Hatton,Kandy,Ella, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)
Duration : Safari Tour will take around 04 on average.
Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach
(Cover Image Credit: Basilis Corcino)