A city with picturesque landscapes, Nuwara Eliya and its beautiful façade is a sight to behold. The administrative capital of NuwaraEliya district, this beautiful city has a favorable temperate climate that makes it all the more likeable. Nuwara Eliya is an important tea producing region of srilanka. Nuwara Eliya is a treat to any traveler planning a trip here. Nuwara Eliya has its buildings in colonial style. Be it the older building, hotels or even the newer hotels they mostly possess the colonial style of architecture and decorations hence allowing it tourists especially the Europeans travelers to wallow in its nostalgic moments of yester years.

Places of attraction

  • Hakgala botanical garden
  • Horton plains national park
  • Nuwara Eliya Golf club
  • Devon falls
  • Pidurutalagala
  • Adams peak
  • Seetha Amman temple or Hanuman temple
  • Nuwara Eliya Golf club
  • St Claire’s falls
  • Galway’s land national park
  • Aberdeen falls
  • Victoria park
  • Bakers falls
  • Victoria park
  • Galway’s Land bird sanctuary
  • Holy Trinity Church

Activities and entertainment

At Nuwara Eliya you can be drowned in the regions picturesque beauty

    • Enjoy a picturesque view of the trout stream
    • Do some fishing in the Lake Gregory
    • Enjoy boating in Lake Gregory
    • For nature lover Victoria park is a haven for bird watcher and nature enthusiast
      • Enjoy the quietness of the surroundings
      • Catch a glimpse of the Indian Blue Robin, Pied thrush or Scaly thrush, the Kashmir flycatcher and more
    • Enjoy a countryside tour
      • A vast variety of vegetable, fruits and flowers grow so well here that they are associated with the temperate weather of Europe
      • Enjoy the terrace gardening showcasing potatoes, carrots, leeks, roses, tea bushes and more
      • The tea bushes here are slow growing and produce the finest Orange Pekoe tea. Visit the many tea factories Nuwara Eliya is home to.
      • Guided tours are available to visit these tea factories, you can even buy some sample packets to take back home

During the month of April

    • Be mesmerized with the beauty of seasonal flowers
    • Take a pony ride or enjoy a pony race
    • Get more excitement out of an auto rally or go cart races
  • Visit the holy Trinity Church that houses an old graveyard with the names of several Britishers engraved on them
  • Visit the Seetha Kovil or the Hanuman Kovil
    • Be charmed by the mythical story of Goddess Seethas abduction and place of captivity which today is known as the hanuman temple or Seetha Kovil Amman temple.


There are no direct train services to Nuwara Eliya. As a matter of fact there are no train stations in Nuwara Eliya. You will have to head to NanuOya to reach Colombo which is at about eight kilometer distance.

You can hire a scheduled air taxi from Lake Gregory Waterdrome that links to Colombo or take a road taxi through the Peradeniya Nuwara Eliya Road