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Top 6 Things to Do When in Nuwara Eliya – an Exquisite Haven in the Hills

Nuwara Eliya is always a delight for the leisure seeker. In Nuwara Eliya you will have the opportunity to take boat rides, relax at a park, visit farms and enjoy many other captivating things to do.


Ride a boat on Gregory Lake

The well-known Gregory Lake is a vast lake situated in the heart of Nuwara Eliya. Adjacent to the lake you will find a pleasant park that contains benches and a number of walkways. You will notice a number of horses wandering around the park, some of which are available for riding. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a ride on a speedboat on Gregory Lake which is sure to be an exhilarating experience. You will find that the air is pleasantly cool and the surroundings delightfully picturesque.


Visit the historic Post Office

Sightseers will be captivated by the remarkable Nuwara Eliya Post Office which boasts a distinctive appearance. In fact, this eye-catching building is a Tudor style mansion which was constructed in the year 1894. This post office is amongst the oldest in the nation of Sri Lanka; it has even been honoured by being commemorated in a stamp. You will see that this building features a clock tower as well as a number of spires. Visitors will notice that its red brick walls and orange roof contrast pleasantly with the beautifully maintained hedges and lawns surrounding it.


Stroll around Victoria Park

The beautiful Victoria Park is Nuwara Eliya’s principal leisure park. It is named honouring the 60th Jubilee of Queen Victoria which took place in the year 1897. You will see that this park occupies a land area of 27 acres and contains a host of flowers and trees brought over from foreign lands. Visitors will also find a playground here as well as a small train that kids will enjoy. Victoria Park is always an ideal place at which to enjoy a refreshing walk amidst nature. During times of quiet many kinds of birds fill the trees attracting a number of avid birdwatchers.


Explore Ambewela Farm

This well-known farm is considered to rank amongst the most prestigious and largest farms in the nation of Sri Lanka. To reach Ambewela Farm you must venture a small distance away from the town so as to get to the gentle hills where it is located. You will see that the farm’s cows wander freely and graze contentedly. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe the stations at which the cows are milked and view the endearing calves at the farm’s nursery. To round off your visit you will be able to eat a portion of cheese and enjoy some fresh milk at the farm’s cafe.


Savour Adma Agro Farm’s strawberries

If you like strawberries your stay in Nuwara Eliya would be incomplete without visiting Adma Agro Farm. The cool weather of Nuwara Eliya is ideal for growing strawberries, as you will see by the appearance of the farm. You will have the opportunity to eat strawberries from the plants themselves, or alternatively, enjoy them in juice or with condensed milk or cream at the cafe. When it comes to accommodation in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka from which this farm would be within easy reach, an option to consider would be the pleasingly located Galway Heights.


Wander through tea estates and view St. Clair’s Falls

Since Nuwara Eliya is located amidst hilly country, it also features a host of expansive tea estates. Visitors will be able to stroll through the vast tea plantations and tour the factories where the tea is processed. If you venture a small distance further you will have the opportunity to view St. Clair’s Falls which has the distinction of being amongst the broadest in the country.

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