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The Top Things to See and Do in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka - Explore Little England

Nuwara Eliya is a popular holiday destination in Sri Lanka because of the delightful weather and the array of activities you can take part in when in the city.


Take a tour in a tuk-tuk

There are tours arranged in modified tuk-tuks where you will be taken to some of the most popular locations in Nuwara Eliya giving you time to learn about the place, explore and take insta-worthy photos. This tour will undoubtedly prove why Nuwara Eliya is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. The tea estates, the cold weather, and a warm cup of tea is a delightful experience you will never forget.


Explore Gregory's Lake on a boat

If you go to Nuwara Eliya but don't take a boat ride on Gregory's lake then you have not made the best of your trip to Nuwara Eliya. Gregory's Lake is one of the most popular attractions in the city and it is a beautiful location to go on walks, have picnics, or just sit and relax. Many boats offer the service of boat rides and you can enjoy the lovely weather, the breeze, and the view while you explore Gregory's Lake on a boat.


Take a stroll in Victoria Park

Victoria Park is a beautiful location to relax and enjoy. There are so many foreign trees and plants and during quiet times there are many birds who flock to the Park making it the perfect location for bird watching. Victoria Park is a great place for family outings as well since there is a park for children to play while the adults enjoy nature.


Explore the Winter Market

If you are staying in a hotel or resort within the city such as those properties offered by Araliya Hotels & Resorts one of the must-visit places in Nuwara Eliya town is the Winter Market. Even though Sri Lanka is a tropical country this market is known as the Winter Market because there are so many different winter clothing sold at this market. There are so many different vendors selling a variety of products and they are all suitable for the cold weather.


Eat fresh strawberries

The cold weather in the hill country including Nuwara Eliya allows different fruits and vegetables to grow prosperously and strawberries are one of the most popular fruits you will come across in plantations in Nuwara Eliya. Many different restaurants offer a variety of strawberry-based food and desserts and if you would like to have them fresh you can even pick your own strawberries and eat freshly picked strawberries.


Walk along the tea estates

Nuwara Eliya is one of the famous locations in Sri Lanka that produce upcountry tea and when you come to the city you see the roads winding around the lush green tea estates. A great way to explore the tea estates and enjoy the surrounding is by exploring the area on foot. This will allow you to see the bushes in different stages, the trees growing by the sides of the roads providing shade even during extremely sunny days and as you approach a waterfall you will hear the sound of the water gushing from the top. The waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya are stunning and it makes you feel alive.