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Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka's hill station famed for its tea production. With a multitude of gorgeous attractions ranging from waterfalls and tea plantations to gardens and lakes, Nuwara Eliya is the epitome of scenic beauty. Add to that the colonial-style buildings dotting the area, a golf course and the cold climate— and you'll feel like you have entered a world unlike Sri Lanka's iconic landscape; no wonder it is also called Little England!
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.
The most notable among Nuwara Eliya's sights is Lake Gregory, a stunning reservoir constructed in 1873; boat rides, jet skis and pony rides are relatively common at this typically tranquil lake.
The waterfalls in and around Nuwara Eliya include Lover's Leap Falls, Bomburu Ella Falls, St. Clair's Falls and Devon Falls. Victoria Park is a beautiful recreational area with several floral species, is a popular spot for birdwatching in the city. Another location for birdwatching and rare wildlife sightings is Galway's Land National Park. The numerous verdant tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya deserve a special mention; they are certainly one of the main draws of the city's tourism.
Nuwara Eliya is a start point for visiting the Horton Plains National Park. The city is near the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, home to thousands of flora, and the Seetha Amman Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Seetha.
Without a doubt, a visit to Nuwara Eliya will ensure a distinct experience of being nestled amongst nature.