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Top 10 Things to do in Nuwara Eliya – Amazing Adventures in Sri Lanka's Hill Country

Visiting Nuwara Eliya can be paralleled to going on a trip to touch the clouds! The city of Nuwara Eliya is located high up in the mountains of Sri Lanka and the best part is there are so many things to do from up here.


Enjoy Horse Riding

With a fully functioning equestrian club in operation in Nuwara Eliya, this city has a good number of horses offering fun riding experiences for amateurs as well as professionals. Horses can be rented on an hourly basis and your guide can show you how to manoeuvre them. With a backdrop that can literally take your breath away your horse ride is sure to be a therapeutic experience.


Taste Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries do very well in Nuwara Eliya's cold climate. Fresh from the farm, these strawberries are incorporated into smoothies or pancakes creating some fantastic desserts.


Visit the Hakgala Botanical Garden

Reputed for its ever-present blooms, Hakgala has an enchanting feel and is one of the most beautiful gardens in the entire island. In fact, this also happens to be one of Sri Lanka's oldest gardens and was set up by the British back in the 19th century.


Bask in the Beauty of Devon Falls

Devon Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya. Flowing down a height of 97 metres, the falls has a majestic appearance and is named after "Devon" who was Sri Lanka's leading coffee planter.


Have a Picnic at Gregory Lake

Located in the heart of the city, this sprawling lake has waters that sparkle like crystals making it Nuwara Eliya's favourite picnic spot. The areas around Gregory Lake are well landscaped and have recently been renovated making it even more appealing.


Take a Speedboat Ride

Those looking for some thrills at Gregory Lake can look to enjoy a speedboat ride which offers some excitement amidst the tranquil surroundings. It is ideal if you are looking to add a dose of adrenaline to your relaxing holiday in the mountains.


Experience the Hotels

Nuwara Eliya is one city renowned among locals and foreigners alike. As such there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from. Experience the hotels in the city which include places like Galway Heights that offer an ideal hideaway in the mountains.


Visit the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

Located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya, this golf course is spread across 90 acres. The golf club is over 100 years old and happens to be one of the most popular places to visit in Nuwara Eliya.


Explore Horton Plains National Park

If you are a nature enthusiast this is one place that must not be missed. The highlight of the Horton Plains National Park is the stunning World's End which features a 1000 metre drop and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.


Ramboda Falls

This is yet another majestic waterfall that you will come across just before entering Nuwara Eliya city. This spot is particularly ideal for picture-perfect photographs.

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