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Town walk, Nuwara Eliya Overview

A walking tour of Nuwara Eliya involves scenic views of Sri Lanka's forested hills. One can take a stroll around the tea plantations and visit the many different sightseeing places around. It is known as 'Little England', and has old buildings with colonial and Tudor architecture, making it a pleasurable place for walking around. The town also has many historical sites and temples, that are very valuable to different cultures. This town is the perfect place walka relax, rewind, and get a taste of different cultures, spanning between a few kilometres.

A mix of Sri Lankan and colonial architecture gives the city a picturesque appearance and the weather is most conducive so it feels great to soak in the ambience strolling around the town.

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Sightseeing

There are many different attractions within and outside Nuwara Eliya that tourists can check out on their walking tour:
  1. Pedro Tea Estate: Watch how tea is grown and processed. Interact with local tea farmers, and sip some top quality Ceylon tea.
  2. Lover's Leap: This waterfall is infamous for its backstory. But that doesn't stop it from being one of the most treasured and hidden sightseeing places. 
  3. Hakgala Gardens: This botanical garden is a vast array of various kinds of plants, and is a must-visit. 
  4. Seetha Amman Temple: This temple plays a massive role in the Hindu epic, The Ramayana. It may be small, but holds a lot of religious significance. 
  5. Victoria Park: This park is popular amongst families for casual outings, and birdwatching. 
  6. Galway's Land National Park: It is a national park famous for the various species of birds that live there locally or the ones that migrate there. 

Tips

Specific tips to follow while taking a walking tour of the town of Nuwara Eliya include:
  1. It is recommended that you get a guide (your hotel might help you get one) for most of the places, as only they can inform you about different kinds of plant and animal species, and other details.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as most places in Nuwara Eliya require climbing, and a lot of walking. 
  3. While visiting temples, make sure you cover your shoulders and legs. We recommend carrying a sarong for the same. 
  4. Take care of your belongings. 
  5. Do not litter around in National parks, or any other place where wildlife is present. 
  6. Check with your guide or authority at your destination if you can use your camera at a specific place or not. 

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