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Visit Shanthipura the highest village in the North East region of Sri Lanka

Shanthipura in Nuwara Eliya

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About Shanthipura in Nuwara Eliya

Shanthipura is considered to be the highest village in the North East region of Sri Lanka and can be accessed from the Nuwara Eliya Kandy road. Situated on an altitude of 7339 ft on the stunning Kikiliyamana Mountain road from Nuwara Eliya and at the bottom of a hill, Shanthipura is a little village gives a panoramic view of the serene blue hills, and the lake adjacent to the valley, gradually again ascending with the lush tea bushes.

History of Shanthipura Village

The Shanthipura village came into existence in 1963, when T William Fernando, the mayor of Nuwara Eliya indulged in his obsession with starting villages. While his attempts failed overall, he did establish this village along with 17 other villages, leaving his memorable mark in history.

Places to visit in Shanthipura

Shanthipura is known to have an average steppe climate. There is a mild rainfall annually.On reaching this village, one can get to see almost 360-degree sweeping views are possible from this peak location in Shanthipura, while getting greeted by the beautiful Buddhist pagoda, surrounded by the houses of the villagers in different altitudes, which makes the tallest place showcase the centerpiece of the village.

One can also experience the lifestyle of the beautiful Shanthipura village and the unique methods used by the locals to farm on the slopes. Shanthipura View point offers some of the most stunning views around that are picture-perfect for any kind of scenery image that you’re looking forward to. It is also advised that you book the tickets well in advance for the Shanthipura View point, Nuwara Eliya in order to enjoy a smooth sightseeing.

On reaching the village, those who come to visit the village can gain a spectacular view of various other peaks and areas surrounding like that of encircling views of the town of Nuwara Eliya. You can see Kikiliyamana, Pidurutalagala, Hakgala Mountain, Gregory’s Lake, Adam’s Peak, and town of Nuwara Eliya from this viewpoint. There is a charming view from the observation deck that you must watch and this is a must have experience for every visitor.

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    Sagarika S Parab

    Mumbai

    Sagarika's 7 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    It was soo hassle free. Everything was exactly I had requested for. The car, the journey the hotels the service. I was just floored! Thank you TT for making our honeymoon soo damn memorable!
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    Olga Mittal

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    Olga's 7 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    Had a memorable and amazing time in srilanka thanks to prasanna from sha travels and Kavinda (our guide and driver for the entire trip!) comfortable stays, good hotel bookings. very polite and cooperative! highly recommend them!
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    Jaipur

    Hitesh's 5 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    there were no hiccups during the trip. Driver and hotel etc. all things were of top notch quality. thank you for your support
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    Amol Ratan Singh Lottey

    New delhi

    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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    Priya Mittal

    Mumbai

    Priya's 7 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    Sri Lanka Trip- Great service by Pearly Gates- Highly recommended- The Company's representative, Nimni, was in constant touch throughout the trip- Customised the trip based on our requirements- Timely responses and excellent private car, Al thought, Driver(Roshan) was was polite and humble but not v
    ery informed about places. Balanced Hotel selection , overall a great stay and experience.
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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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    Abhishek Blade

    Delhi

    Abhishek's 6 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    I missed my flight from chennai to colombo due to, your improper connecting flight scheduling, Indigo flight from Delhi to Chennai being delayed and due to reschedule of Indigo flight from 5:55am to 5:40am and by the time I reached the checkin gates were already closed.Due to which I have to book an
    other flight from Chennai to Colombo on Sri lankan Airlines that costed me around Rs. 13794.There is no update from your side that what all are you doing to get my money reimbursed from Indigo because of missed flights as there was no fault of mine for the same and your travel agent told me that they are helpless and you your self need to talk to the Indigo Airlines. Secondly I need a complete distribution of my bills explaining me clearly my flights cost, travel cost, hotels and others which ideally should be done before payment even but I have not received it even after payments and even after my trip
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    Shashank Bhatt

    Delhi

    Shashank's 6 days trip to Nuwara Eliya

    I booked my trip through Udani and had great experience, Ravishi is spot on right from answering my queries to following up on the trip and post my trip. she is very polite and guided me well. on my Arrival i meet my drive and guide Ravi he is a amazing guy he has taken me to the nicest places to ea
    t and explore. i will surely recommend Udani to the traveler and will soon be back to explore Srilanka further more. cheers. shashank

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    FAQ's of Nuwara Eliya

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    What kind of clothes should be preferred while visiting Shanthipura?

    Warm clothes should be kept along with as it gets cold here at Shanthipura. Also, raincoat should be carried along as it rains quite unexpectedly.

    What are the nearby attractions in and around Shanthipura in Nuwara Eliya?

    Pidurutalagala, Kikiliyamana, Adam’s Peak, Gregory’s Lake and Hakgala Mountain are a few attractions nearby.

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