At a glance

Nuwara Eliya is the world’s ‘Little England’ and the hill station of the British Ceylon. Its rolling hills, green pastures, and highland climate made it Sri Lanka’s favourite retreat of the British colonials. At an elevation of 2000 metres, Nuwara Eliya weather provides the perfect ambience for golfing, hiking, boating, and immersing in the ultimate tea experiences. Miles and miles of lush tea estates blanket the area, making it one of the best tea-growing regions of the world. The train ride to Nuwara Eliya from the city of Kandy is one of the most scenic train routes in the country. Nuwara Eliya waterfalls that dominate the landscape are not only spectacular but are also in abundance.

Hidden Gems

  • Ramboda Falls is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya.
  • Galway’s Land National Park is the smallest national park in Sri Lanka.
  • Seetha Amman Kovil has mythical rock face depressions from Ramayana tale.
  • Moon Plains provides 360° views of the area from its mini World’s End.
  • Pedro Tea Estate, set up in 1885, still operates 19th Century engineering works.

Where to Shop in Nuwara Eliya

The Bale Bazaar, Franciscan Sister’s Jam Room, Mackwood’s Tea Centre, The Grand Hotel Shopping Gallery, Strawberry Farm, Jessica Factory are places to let your shopping self loose.

Where to Eat in Nuwara Eliya

Apart from the elegant hotels in Nuwara Eliya, places like Grand Indian, Salmiya, Grand Thai, Queenswood, and Indian Summer serve up sumptuous cuisine.

The Route

Best Times to Visit

Nuwara Eliya temperature range between 10 – 20 degrees and is an all-year destination. April is the local peak season.