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5 Must See Places in Nuwara Eliya – Captivating Attractions in the Hill Country

The charming highland town of Nuwara Eliya is a wonderful place to visit. In Nuwara Eliya, you will find a number of must see places that will capture the imagination of the visitor.


Gregory Lake

The well-known Gregory Lake will draw the interest of the sightseer visiting Nuwara Eliya. The environs of this vast lake situated in the midst of the town is always a pleasant place to spend leisure time. Next, to the lake, you will find a tranquil park containing benches to sit on and a number of walkways. You will see horses wandering nearby, some of which may be ridden for a modest fee. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a speedboat excursion on the waters; this will be a memorable experience with the cool breezes and the lovely surroundings adding to the pleasure of the ride.


Winter Market

Nuwara Eliya's Bale Bazaar has earned the nickname 'Winter Market' as it features winter clothing suitable for the region's cool climate. At this popular market, you will find an array of warm clothing for very reasonable prices. In fact, Sri Lankans who reside in foreign countries visit this market to obtain low-cost winter apparel before heading back. This market will be a great place to pick up an inexpensive sweatshirt suitable for Nuwara Eliya's weather or just for a pleasant experience wandering around the numerous stalls to be found here. You will have the opportunity to avail yourself of some outstanding bargains at the Winter Market.


Victoria Park

Victoria Park is another attractive leisure destination in Nuwara Eliya that will capture the interest of the discerning visitor. This is, in fact, Nuwara Eliya's principal park and has been named in honour of the 60th Jubilee of Queen Victoria which was celebrated in 1897. You will see that this park extends over an extent of 27 acres and contains a fine selection of flowers and trees brought over from foreign lands. Visitors will find that a host of interesting birds congregate on the trees of the park making it an attractive locality for birdwatchers. This park is always a pleasant place for a relaxed stroll amidst the beauty of nature. An accommodation choice to consider would be Nuwara Eliya holiday bungalows from which this attraction would be within convenient reach and such options include Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow.


Adma Agro Farm

Your trip to Nuwara Eliya would be incomplete without touring the Adma Agro Farm which is well-known for its strawberries. Strawberries thrive in cool climates making Nuwara Eliya an ideal locality for growing them. At this farm you will have the opportunity to eat strawberries straight from the plants; alternatively, you may opt to savour them in the cafe accompanied with condensed milk or cream. You will even be able to enjoy them in a refreshing juice which will replenish your energies after a busy day of sightseeing.


Ambewela Farm

This appealing farm has the distinction of being one of Sri Lanka's most prestigious and largest dairy farms. As you approach Ambewela's picturesque hills you will see the dairy cows roaming freely and grazing on the grass. At this farm, you will have the opportunity to observe the cows' milking stations as well as the nursery with its endearing calves. You will find that visiting this farm is a pleasant experience, with the cows being looked after well. You may round off your visit to this farm by drinking a cool glass of milk in the cafe which is located on a hill or perhaps purchase a portion of cheese to enjoy.