Nuwara Eliya which translates to 'city of lights' is in up country Sri Lanka and offers many hours of walking and exploring pleasure. The town is referred to as Little England due to its colonial past. Used as a hub by the British planters their influence is evident in the architecture and landscape. It is easy to get around the city by foot as the cooler weather is conducive for walking. The picturesque Lake Gregory has a lovely walkway for evening strolls or even for a paddle boat ride. You could even go on a horse ride.
There are numerous tea estates and factories to visit. Many Sri Lanka waterfalls are in and around Nuwara Eliya and are natural wonders that should be visited. Due to the climate the area is abundant in spectacular flora and fauna and this is most visible at the beautiful Haggala Gardens, where visitors can spend hours surrounded by beauty. Guests could even visit working farms, an experience children will especially appreciate. They will also love to feast upon the fresh strawberries with fresh cream or ice cream, available in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
The Horton Plains provide an amazing trek for both experts and novices. The hike though not too strenuous is one filled with adventure as you pass a variety of flora and dense forest and rolling hills. You can take in the lovely Bakers Falls which does require a bit of strenuous going down and climbing up. The trek ends at the sheer drop aptly called World’s End, which on a clear day allows a glimpse of the village below. It is advisable to start early so as to avoid the afternoon mist that descends on the plains.