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Nuwara Eliya is the Hill country, fairly colonial in its appearance. The mild atmosphere charmed itself to the Englishmen who established the island more than a century ago. It was also known as ‘Little England’ back then. If you’re planning to pay a visit to Nuwara Eliya, you should head to its markets also. Shopping in Nuwara Eliya is a unique affair, to buy some typical traditional items.
Places where you can shop while in Nuwara Eliya
Shopping in Nuwara Eliya highlights native retailers selling handicrafts, souvenirs, and other locally manufactured merchandise instead of imported or branded items. Most of the items sold are made by the local populace.
1. Winter market: For all the winter essentials
Nuwara Eliya Winter Market is also locally known as the Bale Bazaar. As per the name, you will notice that the market mostly houses the winter products which is found nowhere else in Sri Lanka as this is the only location with a cold climate in this country. This Nuwara Eliya market is a place you must visit. You can also pay a visit to Bale Bazaar in Nuwara Eliya.
The Winter Market is an awesome location loaded up with an assorted collection of winter wear garments which you can get on an extraordinary deal. The lively atmosphere of the market grabs everybodys attention.
2. Franciscan Sister’s Jam Room: For all the authentic chutneys and jams
A fine place for jams, pickles, and chutneys shopping in Nuwara Eliya. Products are reasonably priced with friendly staff to help you pick the best.
There is an abundance of jams to choose from. All the products sold at the shop are handmade and mostly made with hand-picked ingredients. You may view the strawberries in the yard of the shop. Some of the healthier varieties are garlic pickle, garlic sauce, and Ayurvedic karapincha (i.e. Curry Leaves) Powder that are relishing.
3. Flowers: Buy the gorgeous flowers of Nuwara Eliya
Flowers grow exceptionally well in the atmosphere of Nuwara Eliya. So, the sale of flowers is really huge here, even the price is quite moderate as compared to the costs in other parts of Sri Lanka.
The roses traded in the market are remarkably fine and are found in various assortments. You can purchase some single flower sticks or a bouquet as a present for your accomplices, family or for yourself as a token of your trip to Nuwara Eliya.
4. Mackwoods Tea Center: A heaven for tea-lovers
The location is settled roughly 1500 meters above sea level in the core of Nuwara Eliya. It is today a prevalent stop for all the international tourists giving them a chance to encounter Mackwoods Tea getting it done in the wholesome hill station climate and in addition giving an informative aspect at the production of Ceylon Tea. If you’re too much into coffee, there are coffee shops in Nuwara Eliya, you can visit.
Buy the world’s best tea at Mackwoods Tea Center choosing out of different varieties from retail shops set up by the factories themselves.
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5. The Grand Hotel shopping gallery: Handmade stuff, pictures etc
The shopping gallery situated within the premises of the Grand Hotel is the stop for those wishing to go shopping for some luxury products in Nuwara Eliya.
The shopping gallery includes several extraordinary keepsake shops where you will get some quality and somewhat expensive gift items. Conventional Sri Lankan handicrafts and masks, silk scarves, jewelry, hand-cut wooden elephants, and Buddha pictures are just a couple of the things to name that are accessible at the modern Grand Hotel shops.
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6. Strawberry Farm: Buy organic food here
Nuwara Eliya is quite famous for the cultivation of Strawberries which holds a prominent place. Strawberries are grown at Ambewela Farm, Rose Garden, Adam Agro, and several other farms situated in Nuwara Eliya. The farms setting is just breathtaking! There are strawberry shops in Nuwara Eliya, you can visit to buy some juicy strawberries.
Strawberry Farms can be reached through Ambewela road and New Zealand farm road. Freshly picked Strawberries can be bought from many outlets here. Also, cafes serve delicious Strawberry drinks, pancakes, ice cream etc. that too at a very reasonable price.
7. Laksala gifts: Bring home some souvenirs
Laksala Gifts shop is arranged in the center of Nuwara Eliya region and offers a decent collection of valued customary Sri Lankan gifts and souvenirs. The gift products in this shop are available in the bargain rates. The shop sells handicraft products, wood carvings, leather products, silk items, sarongs, and tea. You can also visit the popular Nuwara Eliya shopping mall.-Laksala Gifts is an exceptional place for shopping gift items at the reasonable price in Nuwara Eliya.
Remember, you must keep enough change while heading to Nuwara Eliya markets or shops for those fancy shopping, maybe something you love catches your eyes. Also, do not hesitate to negotiate at the markets as the sellers are always ready to bargain. So, don’t wait anymore and book your next trip to Sri Lanka with TravelTriangle
Frequently Asked Questions About Shopping In Nuwara Eliya
A. Nuwara Eliya is famous for its farm-fresh organic products. Their agro-products are the best to buy for their purity, freshness, and taste.
A. Most of the shopping malls are open from 08:00 AM and close by 09:00 PM. Yet, the other outlets and stores close by 05:30 PM.
A. You must go shopping at Lanka Hood Work in Nuwara Eliya as it is open 24/7. It is the only shopping mall serving for 24-hours.
A. Yes, most of the shopping malls in Nuwara Eliya accept Traveler Cheques from foreign tourists. It is advisable to inquire at the cash counter before shopping from an outlet.
A. Yes, most of the shopping malls accept credit cards from foreign tourists. You can shop from those outlets that are with Via, Master, and Amex logos.
A. The Sri Lankan Tea is the authentic beverage product of the country to buy during the Nuwara Eliya trip. You will not find a similar tea taste, aroma, and flavor in any other brands of tea products.
A. The Sri Lankan authentic souvenirs are much affordable to buy from Nuwara Eliya. You can bargain and fix your price in flea markets present in Nuwara Eliya.
A. Sri Lankan Silk and cotton fabrics are the best to buy from clothing stores in Nuwara Eliya. They are handloom products of original Silk and cotton fabrics.
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