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Top Reasons to Visit Nuwara Eliya – High in the mountains, you may chillax

Rebrick houses, European styled churches, and red phone boxes you find in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka reveal you the reason why it's called the 'New England'. Once you visit this amazing destination, your heart demands a second visit, and here are the top reasons for that.


Downtown Nuwara Eliya

This is the area in which the historic Nuwara Eliya post office is located. If someone comes by bus to Nuwara Eliya, this will be the very first treasure that he'll get to observe. It has been here since 1894 and reveals you so many interesting facts about the Sri Lankan postal service back in the years. Walkthrough the downtown Nuwara Eliya imagining you are still in the 1800s and that's a wonderful experience.


Victoria Park

Needless to say, the best and rarest floral plants grow in Nuwara Eliya- thanks to the most amazing climate conditions. Head to the Victoria Park when you are in Nuwara Eliya which is a well-maintained park often visited by travellers. You will also be able to observe many species of birds roaming here and there if you get to spend some time there leisurely.


Gregory Lake

Another great attraction in Nuwara Eliya- Gregory Lake is a place loved by both tourists and locals alike. If you are on a family vacation with your kids to Nuwara Eliya, this is an attraction that you can't miss because it has all the games, food stalls, and activities that are loved by the kids. Riding ponies, jet skiing, walking around the lake, and pedal boating are some of the most popular activities to try out here.


The Central Market

If you've been searching for an authentic experience in Nuwara Eliya, just head to the Central Market and buy whatever you need. Explore what the local vendors have in store for you and enjoy how they try to convince you that you do need the things they show you.


Temples in Nuwara Eliya

No, this is not just about the Buddhist temples, but also about the Hindu temples and shrines, you find in Nuwara Eliya. Although these do not match largely with the English atmosphere, there are some beautiful religious places here, and all of them carry beautiful stories too.


Moon Plains

Fall in love with the beauty of nature simply by getting a safari arranged to the Moon Plains. This is a new attraction, located a few kilometres away from the Nuwara Eliya city and one of the perfect places to spot deer, leopards, and buffalos. Enjoy views of the Pidurutalagala, Thotupola, and Kikiliyamana mountains once you reach the highest point of Moon Plains amidst the strong winds. It would ultimately take your breath away.


Nuwara Eliya hotels

Nuwara Eliya is home to many enchanting holiday getaways the likes of Galway Heights. They welcome all kinds of travelers with wonderful hospitality, and with them, accommodation in Nuwara Eliya will never be an issue for anyone.