Nuwara Eliya located in the central province of Sri Lanka is also known as the city on plain. It is in the hill country with a beautiful landscape and cool climate and was founded by Samuel Baker in 1846. It is also situated in a high altitude and is considered one of the very important locations for tea plantations and tea productions in Sri Lanka. The city of Nuwara Eliya is over looked by the tallest mountain of Sri Lanka the Pidurutalagala Mountain and is well known for its cool climate and weather conditions and mostly visited by native travellers during the month of April. This Hill country is a retreat to any tourist or native tourist who could immerse themselves in endless activities such as hiking, bird watching, horse riding boating polo and golf.
Guests to the city of Nuwara Eliya can visit Ramboda falls, which is the eleventh most noteworthy waterfall in Sri Lanka with an elevation of 945m above ocean level and 109m high. Devon Falls is a standout amongst the most prominent waterfalls in the nation particularly due its unmistakable view from the well-known Hatton Nuwara Eliya Road. It is named after a pioneer English Tea Planter by the name of Devon and the Laksapana falls which is the eighth most astounding water fall in Sri Lanka can be seen in the City of Nuwara Eliya. Tourists and native tourists can also view the scenic beauty of Nuwara Eliya and the landmark buildings which retain the features from the English style colonial period in buildings such the Grand Hotel, Queens Cottage and the Generals house. Grand Hotel is one of the best hotels in Nuwara Eliya.
In Sri Lanka, best accommodation in Nuwara Eliya is unlike any other in the country. Because the town is situated in the hill country, the surrounding is absolutely beautiful and the best hotels in Nuwara Eliya has really made use of this fact. They have beautiful large gardens with colourful flowers blooming. Taking a stroll in these gardens early in the morning is relaxing and helps to appreciate nature at its best. Some hotels have observation elevators where you can see the fresh greenery as you go up to your room through the see- through glass. Because the weather is quite cold, there are heated indoor pools with of course pool bars for you to enjoy drinks in the evening.
The town’s attractions also include the golf course in order to enjoy the game of gold, boating in the Lake Gregory, and the city is also a base to visit the Horton Plains. The Horton plains national park is a key wildlife area of open grassy woodland which has a well attracted tourist attraction at Worlds end which is a 1050m precipice drop. Another place to visit is the Seetha Temple in the village called Seetha Eliya which is related to the story of Lord Rama in Hinduism. Folk tales state that the mighty Ravana kidnapped Princess Seetha and hid her in the location where the temple is situated now. All of these beautiful locations can be ideals sites to visit by hikers and trekkers who travel to Nuwara Eliya.
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