By train - the train journey from [[Colombo]] or [[Kandy]] to nearby [[Nanu Oya]] is spectacular. Local buses run frequently from Nanu Oya to the centre of Nuwara Eliya. Three wheelers/tuk tuks are also present at the station.
By bus - buses can be taken from Colombo or Kandy.
Be aware - road transport between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya is very slow. The journey will typically take five to six hours to cover the 180km. Traffic, poor weather or failing light can extend the time needed. Rail transport is about the same due to the old and meandering track.
* '''Pedro Tea Factory''' offers fascinating tours. In the hills nearby there are paths through the tea plantations to wander along.
'''Hortons Plains and World's End ''' Offer fascinating walks though this temperate mountain environment, with an 800m vertical drop to be found at World's End.
Within the town itself there are a number of interesting sights. The Post Office is a very unusual building - a remnant of the colonial era. '''Victoria Park''' nearby is a pleasant place to spend an hour or so, with an astonishing variety of plants, ranging from tropical rain forest to English country garden.
The mountains in the central province of Sri Lanka and near to Nuwara Eliya are adorned with many picturesque '''waterfalls''' including Dunhinda Falls, Diyaluma Falls, Baker's Falls, St. Claire's Falls, Ravana Ella, Bambarakanda Ella, Aberdeen Falls, Laxapana Falls, The Lovers Leap, and Bridal Falls.
== Do ==
There are a number of accommodations in Nuwara Eliya, which makes exploring the city's wildlife and architecture more convenient.
*<sleep name="Craig Bank" address="No: 48, Water Field Drive, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka" phone="+94 77 7005500" url="http://www.anilana.com/craig_bank" price="″>Situated just above Nuwara Eliya town, Craigbank is a villa set within magnificent gardens that overlook the golf course and rolling hills. Ideal for groups of families and friends who will love its privacy and secluded yet central location, Craigbank offers its visitors both convenience and calm. Designed by a Frenchman, the villa's European styling blends perfectly with the property's colonial atmosphere which harks back to a former era.</sleep>
*'''The Tea Factory Hotel''', [http://www.aitkenspencehotels.com/teafactory/], The Tea Factory Kandapola, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka., Tel. No.:+94 052 2229600. Email: [email protected]
Fax : +94 052 2229606. Colonial style rooms with views of the surrounding tea plantations. All the rooms come with rain showers and bathtubs with hot water.
*<sleep name="King Fern Cottage" alt="" address="203/1A St Andrew's Drive, Nuwara Eliya" directions="" phone="077 358 6284" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Very welcoming budget guesthouse with a friendly owner, large sized rooms with
comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms with hot water.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Spring Acre" alt="" address="495" directions="Situated just 5 minutes drive from Golf Course" phone="+94 725 94 66 13" url="www.springacre.info" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">This tastefully furnished luxury holiday bungalow can accommodate up to 10 persons and has a breathtaking view of a tea estate and the Pidurutalagala mountain range.</sleep>
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