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Nuwara Eliya

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Country rank: 13 out of 29 Places To Visit In Sri-lanka

Sub-Region: Central Province


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Ideal duration: 2 days

Best time: February-April (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Katunayake (Check Flights)

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"City on the Plain, City of Light"

Nuwara Eliya Tourism

Located at a height of 1868 m. This city happens to be the most important site for tea production in Sri Lanka and indeed the world.

Nuwara Eliya besides being the most important site for tea production also happens to be overlooked by the Pidurutalagala. This is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. This city enjoys an extremely temperate climate. Indeed this place happens to be the coolest part of Sri Lanka.

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  • Stafford Bungalow

    USD 278 /night onwards

  • Cottage San Francesco

    USD 40 /night onwards

  • Senani Colonial Holiday Bungalow

    USD 179 /night onwards


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Although this city does not have a vibrant nightlife the Lion's Pub and the Grand Hotel are some good places to hang out after sundown.

This city does not have very many shopping options. The New Bazaar is good for some warm clothes for outdoor activities and the Hill's supermarket is the place to be if one wishes to make their own food.

The LKR is the local currency in Sri Lanka which replaced the British pound in the country.There are portraits of previous Sri Lankan prime ministers as well as ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa in the fronts of the bank notes.The backs have Sri Lankan flora and fauna, landscapes, industries as well as pictures showing local culture and history.

1 LKR = 0.46 INR.

The average daily budget of a tourist would depend on whether the travel is luxurious or budget travels. So a budget trip would cost 2500 - 3000 LKR each day.

Theravada Buddhism is the major religion of Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya has no special customs that need to be observed.

Sinhala and Tamil are spoken mostly. However English is also a language of communication in Nuwara Eliya.

Samuel Baker who happened to be the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the river Nile in the year 1846 founded this city. This was called little England and the conducive climate led it to become the primary abode of the colonial Britishers. Most of the architecture of this city reflects the colonial era gone by.

Authentic local food is served at various places some noteworthy ones being Milano restaurant, Restaurant Two, De Silva Food Center


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