Dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri Lanka’, Nuwaraeliya is located in the thick, misty hills of this paradise isle, 180 km away from Colombo.
The summer resort of Sri Lanka, it is one of the few areas where the colonial atmosphere is preserved, still resembling a British countryside complete with rose gardens, hedges and red-roofed bungalows. Although the town-center has receded from its old-world charm, the lush tea-plantations, the racecourse, the English country house–styled Hill Club and the beautifully kept golf course instantaneously rushes its visitors back to the colonial times.
Touring locations include: the lovely Queen Victoria Park and the Gregory Lake, the legendary Haggala botanical gardens, Galway Land bird sanctuary, the misty landscapes of Horton Plains as well as several tea factories where one can obtain an up-close perspective on how your cuppa originates. It is also ideal for hiking or biking. April marks the Nuwaraeliya season.