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Top 7 Places to Visit in Nuwara Eliya - Iconic Attractions in the Misty Hills

The idyllic city of Nuwara Eliya that lies nestled between green mountain ranges is one of the most popular destinations in the island. A few of the famous places that you can visit in this magical city are described below.

1

Horton Plains National Park

Beauty lurks alluringly in every corner of the mesmerizing Horton Plains National Park. The refreshing breeze that blows across the mountains, perfumed by the haunting scents of flowers will enliven your senses as the misty peaks of the blue, blue hills surround you. The calling of birds and the whisper of the trees will fill your ears as you discover a place where time itself stands still. While the experience of trekking through the plains is a delightful experience in itself, you can also visit the famous attractions of Baker's Falls and World's End during your tour.

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Ambewela Farm

The cold winds gently sweep across the lush green mountains that stand tall against the azure skies. Here and there you will find a tall tree or two, swaying gently in the breeze. Grazing in the vast, misty meadows is cows and cattle, serenely enjoying the grandeur of the day. This sounds more like a description of a place in New Zealand. Not many expect to happen upon such breathtaking sceneries on a tropical island. But Sri Lanka is full of surprises! The Ambewela Farm in Nuwara Eliya is one of the most popular destinations in the city where you will be able to enjoy a truly divine experience. You can interact with the farm animals and also purchase fresh farm produce when you visit this place so do include it in your itinerary, especially if you are travelling with children!

3

Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake shimmers like a pool of silver moonlight in the heart of the city. Every visitor to Nuwara Eliya is drawn to this attraction as there is plenty to do on site. You can enjoy a boat ride on the rippling waters of the lake or a casual stroll along the pathways that wind enchantingly through the river bank. It's a wonderful place to spend a quiet evening of leisure with your loved ones.

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Victoria Park

This is a breathtakingly beautiful park that lies conveniently in the city centre. The park which was established in 1897 is vibrant with many blooms and tall green trees effortlessly enhance the appeal of this place. Bird watching enthusiasts are also drawn to the park in their numbers. The miniature train ride here offers gleeful delight to little children too!

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Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Hakgala Botanical Gardens is yet another fascinating attraction in Nuwara Eliya that can offer you sublime joy. The collection of flowers and plants here is truly impressive. The park which was established back in the year 1861 attracts countless numbers of tourists to its breathtaking territories that spread across 28 hectares. Visiting the park is one of the best things to do in Nuwara Eliya if you are a lover of nature. You can reach the venue in less than an hour when you stay at hotels like Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow.

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Moon Plains

The enchanting Moon Plains, which is locally known as Sandathenna is a true beauty to behold! Surrounded by a forest reserve, the Moon Plains ceaselessly allure all who visit it. There are gardens, vegetable farmlands as well as tea estates to admire in the view. The lofty peaks of the mighty mountains that rise in the distance immensely heighten the appeal of this destination. You can take safari tours across the plains to witness its unspoiled beauty too.

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Tea estates

When you drive to the beautiful Hill Country of Sri Lanka you will be greeted by alluring stretches of vast tea estates. These gorgeously manicured estates that cover the mountain slopes in dazzling emerald sheen are breathtaking indeed. You can visit a tea factory on the way and learn from the obliging staff about the complexities of their operations. And don't forget to grab some freshly packaged tea to take home with you!