Nuwara Eliya-situated in the central mountains at an altitude of over 6000 feets-is the premier hill resort of Sri Lanka. Overlooked by Mt. Piduratalagala, the highest peak of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya's literal meaning is the City Of Light.
Developed by Britishers as an exact replica of the British town, Nuwara
Eliya produces some of the country's best tea. With an average temperature
of 10 C, Nuwara Eliya provides respite from the hot and humid temperature
of the plains. Major tourist attractions are Horton Plains, a National
Park where sambhar and leopard are frequent sights and Hakgala Botanical
Gardens famous for its collection of roses and the rare fernery. The town
is an excellent getaway for trekkers and nature lovers.
Nuwara Eliya is overlooked by Mt. Piduratalagala, the highest peak of Sri Lanka