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Tourist Places in Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya often referred to as mini London, has a lot of places to visit. It’s a pretty spot and very different from the rest of Sri Lanka. There are enough large open spaces for you to enjoy as well as a variety of activities to keep you engaged on your trip. The place has a wonderful scenic beauty which will allow you to get some awesome clicks.

Here are the top 7 tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya.

1. Victoria Park

Victoria Park is often said to be one of the well-maintained parks in South Asia. It is a perfect place to relax or stroll around. This park has flowers and swings adding to the beauty of the park. Foreigners have to pay INR 300 for entry to this park while locals have to pay only INR 40. Entry for young kids is free. It tops in the list of best places to visit in Nuwara Eliya.

2. Pedro Tea Estate

Characterized by tea plantations, Sri Lanka is one of the highest producers of tea in the world. There are a few tea plantation factories which are an informative place for kids as well. It works well with kids who are curious in general to know about things. It is amazing to see the process which undergoes to make tea. Tourists are served tea here and this happens to be one of the most popular Nuwara Eliya attractions.

3. Gregory Lake

Located very close to the centre of the town, Gregory lake has a lot of attractions such as a houseboat, rowing and games for children. It is an ideal family place to come and relax or enjoy a small picnic. It is one of the most promising place to visit in Nuwara Eliya to have a relaxing vacation.

4. Seeta Amman Temple

Located near the Hakgala Botanical Garden, Seeta Amman Temple has a lot of mythological importance. It is believed that at this place Sita prayed for Lord Ram to come and rescue her on a daily basis when she was captured by Ravana. It is a must-visit place for mythology lover. What makes this temple unique is that it is one of the few temples dedicated to Sita.

5. Strawberry Fields

In order to get mesmerized in Nuwara Eliya, visit the strawberry farm field. You can see the growth of delicious jam, fresh strawberry and mouth-watering strawberry fields. You can also pick some strawberries and have it during the strawberry season which begins in September. These fields offer a great background for the photographers to capture the scenic beauty of Nuwara Eliya. To explore the best of Nuwara Eliya sightseeing, this is a must-visit place.

6. Bale Bazaar

Commonly referred to as the winter market, Bale bazaar houses all winter-related products. This cheap market of Nuwara Eliya has a great collection of high-quality winter wear. There are a countless number of people who visit this market just to buy quality products at an affordable price before they fly back home. So even if you don’t plan to buy anything, you can always go and explore the market.

7. Hakgala Botanical Garden

The second-largest garden in Sri Lanka, Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the best places to visit in Nuwara Eliya. Major attractions of the garden include over 10,000 species of flora. A number of species of orchids and roses attract thousands of visitors during the spring season to this place as most flowers are in bloom during that time. This well maintained garden has a cool temperature climate because of its altitude which is 5400 feet above the sea level.

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Horton Plains National Park in Nuwara Eliya

Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka is the windiest and one of the coldest locations in the country. Horton Plains National Park is located on the southern part of the central region of Sri Lanka. Spreading across over 3,169 hectares of the top area of the island, Horton Plains is located at an altitude of 2,100 meters...

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Nanu Oya in Nuwara Eliya

The little village of Nanu Oya lies amidst the misty peaks of the Central Highlands in Sri Lanka. The village is named after the eponymous stream that stretches for 27 km in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The stream of Nanu Oya is located at a height above 2,000 meters originating from Pidurutalagala and falls into the ...

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Seetha Amman Temple in Nuwara Eliya

Seetha Amman Temple, a spellbinding temple located amidst the lushes of the famous botanical garden, is dedicated to goddess Sita, the spouse of Lord Rama. Established in the slopes of Nuwara Eliya, this mesmerizing temple is based in the Seetha Eliya village, popularly known as Sita Eliya. The temple is preserved by dedic...

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Hakgala Botanical Garden in Nuwara Eliya

Hakgala Botanical Garden, located nearly 16 km from Nuwara Eliya on Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road is the second largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka, an island comprising five magnificent botanical gardens. The garden was established in the year 1861 and attracts over 5 lakh visitors every year from across the globe. This...

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Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya

Situated next to Nuwara Eliya Post Office, the lush green Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya is a great place to spend a lovely evening in the city. Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya was officially named so in 1897 as it commemorated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Once it was used by Hakgala Botanical Garden as its research field, b...

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Lake Gregory Park in Nuwara Eliya

Located in Nuwara Eliya, Lake Gregory was constructed in the year 1873. Also known by the name Gregory Lake, it is a wetland converted into a beautiful lake. Used for recreational purposes, the lake is visited by large number of tourists every year. The lake is located in the heart of the city. And has now converted into a ...

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Lover’s Leap Waterfall in Nuwara Eliya

Located in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, the Lover’s Leap Waterfall is a beautiful place to visit. One can have wonderful views of the city as well as the tea plantations from here. You will be left totally mesmerized by the place. A hiking trip to this small place will add a lot more excitement to your trip. One can take a wa...

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Glen Falls in Nuwara Eliya

Glen Falls originate from the northern side of Single Tree Hill in Nuwara Eliya which is located at an altitude of 2,070 m. It is the second largest waterfall in Nuwara Eliya. It is situated at a walking distance from the city centre. The perennial waterfall cascades down rocks from a towering height of 60-70 m. The perenni...

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Pidurutalagala in Nuwara Eliya

Also called Mount Pedro, Pidurutalagala is the tallest peak of Sri Lanka. The Pidurutalagala height is 2,524 m. It is easily distinguishable from almost all the areas in Central Province. The Government of Sri Lanka and armed forces have built their communications array on the top of the peak. The communications array contr...

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    Amol Ratan Singh Lottey

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    Amol's 6 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    I traveled to Sri Lanka with my wife to celebrate our 1st marriage anniversary. It was our first ever visit to Sri Lanka and I would say we were lucky to book it with Direct Link Private Limited. Our guide for the tour was Ismath and he did a fantastic job throughout the trip. Our journey was carefu
    lly curated to help us experience the maximum number of places in the 5 days that we had for the visit. The choice of hotels was fantastic throughout. Nuwara Eliya was the highlight of our trip - the place is simply magical and the hotel chosen by Mr. Arshad was amazing. I would recommend everyone to choose Direct Link as their travel partners. I look forward to visiting the country again soon once the pandemic ends. Will connect with Direct Link again and would request the services of Ismath once again. Thank you guys for the memorable trip.
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    Nagrajan

    Mumbai

    Nagrajan's 5 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    Hi First of Thanks to Travel Triangle - Relax Lanka for this Srilanka Trip - their are some CONS AND PROS- First of all thanks to Driver /Guide Mr. Sanjay he was amazing person - and was very help full throughout the Tour pros :- All the hotels was very Good and luxurious - and in all the hotels d
    inner was their so didn't faced any problem of food Cons : we have paid 35K for two person thats ok - but for the all the activities we had to pay the Extra charges - 1. like elephant safari - we paid : 3KINR which was not at all worth you can just see some 4 elephants 2.. Madhu River we have paid 60$ for two person for just a ride of 1hours - Again it was not worth - when we checked in the NET it was just 400RS person - We feel like we have been cheated 3. tortoise watching _ we paid 2K INR - again its just a small house hold person running the tortoise park -- not worth One more suggestion they ask for charges for everything- even before travelling we asked them about Corona Crisis they said its nothing over here we reached on 11th March and from 12th March Srilanka has started their to close many things - if they have informed about this we would postphoned our Trip - Even we have enquired about VISA - they have informed us that for indian citizen it is on Arrival - its was not at all True - before travelling we need to take online visa which compulsory and it is free for indian Citizen - But Relax lanka was asking for 20$ fee for visa if i want to take it from them -- it was good i done it from my side Would suggest instead of going to Srilanka - i would suggest plan for NORTH EAST - which is worth value for money
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    Krishnakumar Sriram

    Bengaluru

    Krishnakumar's 9 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    Since our trip could not be completed due to corona restrictions, we were forced to return 2 days in advance . We had requested for proportionate refund but not received any response regarding the refund. Kindly consider and refund proportionately in all fairness. We are sure you will respond positi
    vely Bhaskar T Whatever covered during the trip was nice. We would like to continue you as our travel partner for all future travel
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    Mumbai

    Priya's 7 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

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    Deepak Ramu

    Mumbai

    Deepak's 7 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    Good hotels! Resourceful driver cum guide! My only issue is with the booking process. Travel triangle took 25 days to finalise my booking even though i was instantly getting back to them with updates/changes to my tour itinerary. I am otherwise completely satisfied with the trip.

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    Which are the best places for enjoying Nuwara Eliya nightlife?

    Nuwara Eliya features several night clubs and bars. Some of the entertainment options to enjoy at night are Lion’s Pub, Tea Lounge, Road Hole Bar and Lake View Pub where you can cherish a wonderful atmosphere.

    Which are the best places to enjoy street shopping in Nuwara Eliya?

    Three best places to enjoy local and street shopping are Bale Bazaar also known as Winter Market, New Bazaar Street and Hills Supermarket.

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