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Best places to visit in Nuwara Eliya; The Mini London of Sri Lanka

There remains plenty of reasons as to why the cosy highlands of Nuwara Eliya is termed 'Little England' for it denotes features that are both welcoming as well as alluring for the laidback vacationer.


Pedro Tea Estate

Tea plantations are an ever present sight when one attempts to comb each and every part of Nuwara Eliya with miles of lush greenery meeting your gaze wherever you may be. Amongst the popular tea estates worth calling by is the Pedo Tea Estate which affords both an educational and enjoyable voyage through the process of tea manufacturing. While walks alongside the tea bushes are encouraged here, one may step inside the factory to experience the ins and outs of what goes into making the perfect cuppa.


Seetha Amman Kovil

For those of you obsessed with mythology, a trip to the Seetha Amman Kovil will come across as a breath of fresh air. Featuring impressive statuettes and carvings that symbolize the Hindu faith, the kovil retains considerable mythological importance. This is largely due to the fact that it is believed that King Ravana used to arrive at this site regularly to pray to Rama who was the husband of his captive, Seetha.


Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Found in close proximity to the Seetha Amman Kovil and popular Nuwara Eliya bungalows such as the Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow is the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Considered the highlight of any visit to Nuwara Eliya, these gardens showcase an abundance of plants and flowers that are divided into various sub gardens. The glass house, rose garden, rock garden and the upper flower garden serve as some of the more admired sections of the gardens. A common element of the area are long, winding paths that snake its way through the gardens, offering plenty of space for nature lovers to pause and admire one of the country's most talked about attractions.


Ambewela Farm

Categorized as a dairy farm in these parts, Ambewela Farm is well worth your time and effort and is fondly referred to as 'Little New Zealand.' Travellers can commence their journeys on the farm by walking on the soft grass and witnessing grazing cattle before stopping by the stalls that have been set up to care for calves. The process of milking a cow can also be delighted in with the opportunity to purchase fresh dairy products made available as well.


Lake Gregory

Seen as an outstanding stopover for those in the mood for the odd picnic or horse ride with family and friends, Lake Gregory is located a short distance away from the center of town. Further, if you want to get out onto the water then perhaps a boat ride or even rowing will offer some good exercise as well as a chance to explore the splendour and beauty of Nuwara Eliya.


Victoria Park

Rest and relaxation reign supreme within the pleasing surrounds of Victoria Park as it is one of the best places in town to simply kick back and get away from it all. Complete with a wide range of plant life and flowers, the park has found fame amongst the global community for being the best maintained park in all of South Asia. Quiet strolls are all but a given when one arrives here with a few swings serving as an ideal means of keeping the little ones occupied.