Monday, August 4, 2014

Nuwara Eliya - The Little England.

Why you must visit Nuwara Eliya while on Sri Lanka Tour?

Nuwara Eliya, is the popular hill resort in Sri Lanka, which is located at an altitude of 2000 meters. This land is renowned for the aromatic Ceylon tea, mountains, streams and carpet like green tea plantations and waterfalls. This hill station is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain peak in Sri Lanka. It was built and developed the British rulers when it was Ceylon under their rule. Now it is one of the best tourist destination in Sri Lanka and the leading place that celebrated the summer festival in the month of April.
The place looks like an old English country except for those Sri Lankans moving there. The British era buildings are still maintained to keep its previous charm.

Attractions of Nuwar Eliya
Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory was built by the Governor William Gregory during the 1872 – 1877 period by diverting the water from the Nanuoya that runs across the town. It is about 91.2 hectares in extent. It was said to be used for water sports during the British rule.
Now there is a boat yard which allows visitors to go on boating and rowing. Visitors used to go on Boat Tours in this Gregory Lake . Both pedal boats and motor boats are available for rent for tourists. Meanwhile sea planes use this lake for landing and take off.

Golf course
British made Golf course (1889) has become as one of the scenic green course in the mountain region of Sri Lanka. It starts from one corner of the town and when you visit Nuwara Eliya this is the one comes in to the first view. It is nestled into the valley, between the town and the surrounding forest in the hills. This is one of the fantastic 18 hole, 6070 yard, Par 70 layout course.

The Victoria Park.
You must not miss this beautiful park while you are in Nuwara Eliya. The park was named to celebrate  the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. Foreign dignities used to plant trees here on their visits to this park. You can find many of them by the sign boards.

Galway Bird Sanctuary.
57.6 hectares of land in Nuwara Eliya had been gazetted as a Bird sanctuary in the year 1938. The Sanctuary contains many varieties of trees and 20 species of foreign birds and around 30 species of Sri Lanka origin. A calm nice place that should be visited with camera and video to capture images and bird sounds. Early morning and evening are best times.

Piduruthalagala Mountain.

This is the highest point in Sri Lanka which is overlooking the town to the north. You can't hike to the top of the peak but there is a small path off Water field Drive that leads to a waterfall. From there, the hikers can follow the river up passing seven more waterfalls as far as to the 7000 foot mark.

Hakgalla Gardens

Hakgalla Garden is located at 5581 feet from the sea level. There are stories that this garden  was used by the Ramayana epic King Ravana as pleasure garden with herbal plants.It was converted as a Botanical garden by British botanist Dr. G.H.K. Thwaites who was the director of Peradiniya Botanical Garden in 1859. Here you can find more than 60000 species of plants that had been grown here. Here you can find cypresses from the Himalayas, English oak, conifers and cedars from Australia, Bermuda.

Lover's Leap.
It is said that a popular English lovers ended their life here when their families not allowed them to get married. This is located in the Nuwara Eliya - Kandapola Road. The water from this stream is used by the popular brewery company to make Sri Lanka beer.

Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya

Lovers Leap Fall
This water fall is located at Hawaeliya. Cascading from a massive rock this is 30 meters (99 feet) from height. This water fall is so much live during the rainy season.

St Claire Fall
This waterfall can be seen on the  Avissawella Nuwaraeliya road. This is wide and 80 meters height.
St Clair falls starts from Kothmale Oya .

Devon falls
This is 97 meters high waterfalls is loacted in Nuwera Eliya..

Aberdeen Falls
Aberdeen Fall is 98 meters in height and located in the Kehelgamuwa mountain range. The falls is cascaded in to several parts. To get the full view you have to see it from a distance.
Below Rawana Ella.


shuqing yang said...

斯里兰卡位于接近赤道的位置,我期望这里的气温跟我在网上了解的一样热。我要亲自到这里看看,太好了,这里的温度通常是25°C到32°C,阿里亚斯有时候34°C。当地的人很愿意提供帮助并且很豪爽,我也对这里的历史遗迹Polonnaruwa非常感兴趣,这里的壁画岩石以及Dambulla洞穴庙宇是非常让人惊讶的,如果想近距离看大象,那么最好访问Minnneiya国家公园。我本来有点儿不想去阿里亚斯了,但可能是当地导游达扬Chinthaka(,的描述与热情感染了我,我可以通过他的网站及完成支付,就来到了这里。我的钱花得很值,整个旅游非常的好和愉快。我似乎成为一个Kottu roty的恋人一样开心。起初我还对这里的音乐、风俗及食欲还有些怀疑,但很多美味让你品尝。但我还是要建议当地太辣的口味还是要小心些,这里的米饭饭和咖喱很好。我在汽车上完成了我的旅游,这真是个咏叹调,大家来旅游吧:康提、Nuwareliya、艾拉、雅拉SAFARI、海滩,我的记忆里充满了美丽和negombocarhire提供的满意的交通工具,及在斯里兰卡的享受美景的时光。

shuqing yang said...

Traveling is endless but when you visit world ‘s end in Horton plains in Nuwaraeliya my heart stop for a while . Take few more more second to back to normal .Haputhale also getting more attractive with the lipton ‘s (lipton seat )hard work with slaves then . beauty is amazing but recon about 120 to 150 years back was terrible, as all done with human exploitation. Srilanka and srilanka tour is unforgettable with unforgettable sceneries and its people . so kind and extend corporation. Getting around throughout the country mean mean gathered more things to your life account. Heritage, life style of people , Anuradapura polonnaruwa historical places , gigantic sigiriya rock with murals reading the skill of architecture of srilanka . Dambulla cave temple with tranquility amazing creation of art .I must be pleased to “mr. Dayan Chinthaka ( to take us around srilanka .kandy commercialized but very attractive city with typical English style queens hotel and others. Very nice for shopping around the street . all kind of races living in harmony . Tea trails , jungles , higher mountain, waterfall adding more colour for this tiny island . Join elephant company in udawalawa national park by 30 t0 40 year old 4 DR 5 Jeep . Mirissa , tangalle , hikkaduwa beaches are excellent and paradise for surfers . short tuk tuk hire and driving with negombocarhire taught novel system of driving through the traffic . it was amazing experience before getting in to flight back to my country . enjoy with the rice and curry with Ginger beer (not a beer ) . forget to taste king coconut . thanks for all . choice is yours .