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Top 6 Things to See and Do in Nuwara Eliya – Attractions in 'Little England'

The charming highland town of Nuwara Eliya is always a pleasant place to visit. Here you will also find a host of interesting things to do that will appeal to the discerning visitor, like those below.


Take a Boat Excursion on Gregory Lake

The well-known Gregory Lake is one of Nuwara Eliya's appealing natural features. You will also find a pleasant park adjacent to this vast lake which contains benches and walkways and is an attractive spot to relax and unwind. Here you will have the opportunity to take a horse ride, whilst another leisure option would be to take a ride on a speedboat on Lake Gregory itself. On your boat ride, you will find that the cool and fresh air is delightful and the lovely scenery equally appealing.


Enjoy a Leisurely Stroll at Victoria Park

The popular Victoria Park is another pleasant attraction at Nuwara Eliya where visitors will be able to spend some quality leisure time. Named after Queen Victoria, this well-designed park boasts a host of attractive features that will appeal to the discerning leisure seeker. Extending over an area of 27 acres, Victoria Park contains an array of foreign plants, flowers and trees. This park is an excellent setting for a leisurely stroll in the midst of nature. You will also find a playground and a miniature train for kids here.


Explore the Winter Market

Avid shoppers visiting Nuwara Eliya will have the opportunity to browse through the engrossing Bale Bazaar, aptly known as the Winter Market. As this moniker indicates, this interesting marketplace specializes in winter attire that is suitable for the cool weather of Nuwara Eliya. In fact, Sri Lankans who live in cold countries make it a point to shop here for cheap winter apparel. If you desire to purchase a comfortable sweatshirt or just to look through the merchandise on offer, the Winter Market is the place to go.


Visit the Nuwara Eliya Post Office

Sightseers and architecture buffs will enjoy visiting the striking Nuwara Eliya Post Office. The Post Office is contained within a remarkable antique manor in the Tudor style which was constructed in 1894. Considered to rank amongst the oldest of the nation's post offices, this building has even been featured on a postage stamp in the year 1990. As you enjoy things to do in Nuwara Eliya, an accommodation choice to consider from where this sightseeing attraction would be within easy reach would be Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow.


Sample the Strawberries at Adma Agro Farm

If you love fresh strawberries your visit to Nuwara Eliya would not be complete if you do not visit the Adma Agro Farm. Strawberries are the speciality here, as these plants thrive in the cold climate of Nuwara Eliya. At this farm, you will have the opportunity to savour strawberries directly off the plants, or perhaps have them in the cafe topped with condensed milk or cream. You will even be able to enjoy the strawberries in the form of a refreshing juice.


Visit Ambewela Farm

This expansive and well-reputed dairy farm is also situated in the environs of Nuwara Eliya. To reach this farm you must venture a short distance away from the town to the verdant hills of the locality known as Ambewela. Here you will be able to observe the cows roaming around and grazing in the meadows. You will also have the opportunity to visit the stations where the cows are milked, as well as the nursery where you can view the endearing young calves. To round off your visit to the farm you can enjoy a glass of fresh milk and purchase some of the tasty cheese.