Nuwara Eliya has been a top rated tourist destination throughout the centuries and never seize to prove its capacity of attraction in terms of natural beauty, natural resources and the climate one would crave for. As the most popular city in the central highlands for its breath taking atmosphere and climate, the city of Nuwara Eliya has many amazing offers to its guests from all over the world. The many attractions of the city has driven the visitors crazy and one could call the city has its own spells to keep one intact for long. Some of the most popular attractions in Nuwara Eliya include,
Attractions in Nuwara Eliya
Amidst of residing in the close proximity to the city of Nuwara Eliya, the park is undoubtedly an ornithological hot spot to many species of endemic and migrant birds. The park is blessed to have attracted water from Nanu Oya which supports the entire park animals. Bird lovers could admire the nature and the various birds for long hours with no distractions. Indian blue robin, dull-blue and Kashmir fly catchers and plied thrush are commonly visible bird breed in the park.
Horton Plains National Park
Just 32 km away from the main city of Nuwara Eliya, the Horton plains national park is considered as a major tourist attraction site in the Island. The park which was originated in 1988 is a more interesting and an amazing place than many. This cloud forest with a spread of Montane grass throughout is home to many species endemic to the region. The beautiful and gigantic Horton plains act as the base of three headwaters to the Island; Mahweli, Kelani and Walawe. Park also includes a favorite tourist attraction called “World’s End”.
Established originally in the 19th Century, the Golf club stands in pride as one of the oldest clubs to the Island. Gordon Highlander who was a Scottish soldier constructed the golf club in 1889 for British officials. The 18 holed golf course spreads over 100 acres and currently hold around 2000 members. Feel transported to Scottish Highlands as you play a hand of Golf at the club.
Named after an English coffee planter, Devon falls is 97 meters tall and is ranked as the 19th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Capture the waterfall to a distant which gives you a breath taking view as it serves as a natural back drop of the nature amidst of the tall trees and a weather so cold. Feel blessed to witness the wonders of the nature as you wander in the central highlands.
Adams Peak is probably the most popular mountain with great value among both local and foreign tourists. The mountain which is 7362 feet tall is unbelievably sacred to three religions; Buddhism, Islam and Hindu. When Buddhists believe it’s the human foot of Lord Buddha, Muslims believe it’s the footprint of Adam standing for ages for his disobedience and Hindus believe it’s the footprint of God Siva’s creative dancing. The shadow of the peak from the sunrise produces the famous spectacle. The pilgrim season of the peak is from January to April every year. During that season visitors can capture many migrant butterflies of various breeds and beauty.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Spreading over 28 acres, the garden offers around 10000 species of flora. With cool and fresh climate, visitors can walk around the park for hours with no tire. More than 500, 000visitors are being recorded annually. The gardens include varieties of flora out of which rose garden stands all time popular. The captivating flower garden is designed with enthusiasm and creativity making it attractive than the most. Capture your favorite plants and flowers that’d add fragrance to your memory lane.
Apart from the above, visitors can enjoy horse and pony riding, canoeing and boat riding in the Lake Gregory, visit tea plantations, experience hiking, visit tea factories and enjoy bike riding. More of goodness that excites you awaits your presence.