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Nuwara Eliya

3.6
National Parks · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
Little England
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas. Founded by a British explorer in the 19th century, the fledgling tea plantation town became popular with British growers and administrators thanks to its temperate climate. Well preserved and atmospheric, old colonial buildings and plantations provide a charming backdrop for tours of Nuwara Eliya. Most domestic tourists arrive during April to celebrate the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year. During that time, the ambience in town completely changes as crowds pack in and party in the old colonial hotels and in the main square. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary using our Sri Lanka vacation planning website.
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Popular things to do in Nuwara Eliya

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National Park
Horton Plains National Park
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Gregory Lake
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Nuwara Eliya

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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock Ella
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Bridge
Nine Arches Bridge Ella
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Little Adam's Peak Ella
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Ravana Ella Falls Ella
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Nuwara Eliya

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Outdoor Activity
Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Waterfall
Lover's Leap Falls
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
St Clair's Falls
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Nuwara Eliya

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Religious Site
Sita Temple
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Holy Trinity Church
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
St. Xavier's Church
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Nuwara Eliya

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Waterfall
Bomburuella Waterfall
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Waterfall
Mohini falls
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Waterfall
Devon Falls
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Kande-ela Reservoir
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Nuwara Eliya

Gift & Specialty Shop
Mackwoods Tea Centre
2.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Franciscan Sister's Jam Room
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jessica Factory Outlet
1.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Flea Market
Bale Bazaar
1.0
Duration: 2h 30 min