Nuwara Eliya

The Land of Endless Greenery and Serenity

Nuwara Eliya is a breathtaking destination situated in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. It is a haven for nature lovers and is known for its lush green tea plantations, misty mountains, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque landscapes. This charming little town has a laid-back ambiance that makes it an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation.

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Getting to Nuwara Eliya

The nearest international airport to Nuwara Eliya is the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, which is about 150 km away. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach Nuwara Eliya. Alternatively, you can take a train from Colombo to Nanu Oya, which is the closest railway station to Nuwara Eliya. The train journey is scenic and takes you through stunning landscapes of mountains, forests, and tea plantations.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Nuwara Eliya is from February to April 

Weather

weather is dry and sunny, and the temperature ranges from 12°C to 22°C. The town’s high altitude ensures a cooler climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C during the day and dropping down to 5°C to 10°C at night.

Things to Do in Nuwara Eliya

Tea Plantation Tours

Visit the tea factories and plantations and learn about the tea-making process while sipping a cup of freshly brewed tea.

Hiking

Explore the lush green mountains and hike to some of the best viewpoints to enjoy the breathtaking scenery

Gregory Lake

A perfect place to unwind with boating, pony rides and food carts around.

Waterfall Visits

Admire the beauty of the cascading waterfalls such as the Ramboda Falls and the Devon Falls, which are located close to Nuwara Eliya.

Golfing

Tee off at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, which is one of the oldest golf courses in Asia and is surrounded by stunning mountains and valleys.

Tour Packages

Wildlife Tour Packages in Sri Lanka

 10 DAYS PARADISE ROMANCE

 

Have you wondered how to make your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience memorable? Look no more than our 10 Day Honeymoon Tour in Sri Lanka for a romantic roller coaster.While on your honeymoon tour and holiday in Sri Lanka, you can visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka (Sigiriya rock fortress, Galle Dutch Fort), Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy, Tea Plantations in Nuwara Eliya, relaxation and fun in Mirissa, and other attractions.

Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Mirissa, Colombo

Hot Air Ballooning, Jeep Safari, Cruise Ride, Golfing, Beach , Shopping

Age: 16+

Wildlife Tour Packages in Sri Lanka

14 DAYS FAMILY HOLIDAY

Get ready for a family holiday in Sri Lanka that’s sure to leave you with a lifetime of memories! Our 14-day family tour package is jam-packed with fun and exciting activities for the whole family. From exploring the ancient city of Dambulla and Sigiriya to discovering the rich culture and history of Kandy, thrilling water sport activities in Kithulgala, and unwind on the beautiful golden beaches of Bentota. With our carefully crafted itinerary and expert guides, this family holiday package ensures that you’ll have the time of your life in Sri Lanka.

Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Kithulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Yala, Bentota

Heritage and Culture, Wildlife Safari, City Tours, Beach, Water Sports

Age: 3+

Wildlife Tour Packages in Sri Lanka

21 DAYS SPIRITUAL AWAKNING WELLNESS PACKAGE

venture to the picturesque Hill Country and find bliss at Kandy. Nestled amidst lush greenery, this tranquil haven offers a sanctuary for your mind, body, and soul. Experience the harmonious blend of Ayurveda and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, as you unwind and revitalize. 

From traditional therapies to personalized wellness programs, this tour promises to leave you feeling renewed, refreshed, and revitalized. Let the healing powers of Ayurveda and the idyllic settings transport you to a state of pure bliss. It’s time to embark on an unforgettable wellness adventure in Sri Lanka!

Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya

Personalized Consultations, Ayurvedic Treatments, Spa , Yoga and Meditation

Age: 13+

Folklores Associated with the Sites

Nuwara Eliya has several folklores and legends associated with its history and culture. One such legend is the story of Ramayana, which is said to have taken place in the mountains surrounding Nuwara Eliya. The Sita Amman Temple, which is located close to Nuwara Eliya, is believed to be the place where Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, was held captive by the demon king Ravana. The temple is a popular pilgrimage site for the Hindus in Sri Lanka.

Travel Tips

 

  • Carry warm clothing, as the weather can get chilly, especially at night.
  • Carry comfortable shoes for hiking and walking around the town.
  • Don’t forget to carry sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Try the local cuisine, including hoppers, kottu roti, and Sri Lankan curries.
  • Respect the local customs and traditions when visiting the religious sites.
  • Be aware of the cultural sensitivities associated with photography in Sri Lanka.