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Nuwara Eliya

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==Get in==
By train - the train journey from [[Colombo]] or [[Kandy]] to nearby [[Nanu Oya]] is spectacular. Easiest way to catch Colombo - Badulla train, Train Name is 'Udarata Menike'. 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.
 
 
==Get around==
* '''Pedro Tea Factory''' offers fascinating tours. In the hills nearby there are paths through the tea plantations to wander along.
* '''[[Hortons Plains National Park]] 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.
*<see name="Seetha Temple" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Hindu temple near Haggala botanical gardens. Important place to Hindu religion.</see>
== Do ==
==Sleep==
There are a number of accommodations in Nuwara Eliya, which makes exploring the city's wildlife and architecture more convenient. Skip the touts, they earn 30% for showing you hotels.
*<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.
*'''New Tour Inn''', Just behind the bus station, turn right walk 500m. No. 22, Park road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. +94 052 22 34 897. Nice place. Single 1500 rupees per night, Double is 2500. wifi. TV. Takes credit cards. Hot water. Friendly staff. Great location. Spa on-site. email reservations to [email protected] *<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 incredibly 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>
*<sleep name="Langdale by Amaya" alt="" address="Radalla, Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya" directions="" phone="+94 052 4924959" url="http://www.amayaresorts.com/srilanka/langdale/amayalangdale.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">13 Luxury Boutique Hotel,
Escape to the cool mornings and crisp air of Randalla, a quaint hill station tucked in the mountain ranges of Sri Lanka’s central highlands. An exclusive, luxury boutique resort, Langdale by Amaya is embraced by
winding brooks and 200-year-old tea gardens all ripe with the grace of pastoral charm. The scent of antique mahogany and the feel of hand-woven linens personalise decadent private living spaces serenely secluded high in the hills. With luxury facilities promising privacy and comfort, Langdale by Amaya offers rooms alive with character and modern tranquility.
 
A nearby strawberry farm along with other cultural and adventure excursions allow for exploration of historic trails, and timeless natural wonders. Pamper your mind, body and spirit amid the beauty and quietude of Langdale by Amaya, a unique blend of ancient wonders and modern discovery.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Travelers Rest" alt="" address="13/B, Buwanekaba Road, Singhapitiya, Gampola" directions="1 hour drive to Nuwara-Eliya" phone="0777-953307" url="http://homestayapartments.webs.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="10,000 per day" lat="" long="">Enjoy the privilege of relaxing in a Beautiful rest-house on your trip to the Beautiful city of Nuwara-eliya, "The Little England" of Sri Lanka.
The Rest-House is Nestled in a Safe, Secure, Calm and Quite environment right beneath Ambuluwawa Peak.
4 Bed rooms,3 Bath rooms with Hot water, Wi-fi, Modern pantry with all amenities, Dining area, Spacious Lounge and a TV room .
Balcony with a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.
Our Rest-house is also used as a base by many in order to travel to other parts as its centrally located when it comes to Attractions and Activities such as Tea Plantation Workers Museum and Archive ,Ambuluwawa peak,Historical Buwanekaba Pirivena,Royal Palace of Kandy,National Museum Kandy,Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa),Lankatilaka Temple,Embekke dewalaya,Royal Botanical Garden,Mackwoods Tea Factory,Tea plantations,Temple of Gadaladeniya,Brassware village of Gadaladeniya,Peradeniya Botanical Gardens,Kandy Lake,Commonwealth War Cemetery,Kothmale Dam,Kothmale Mahaweli Maha Seya,Kothmale View Point,Horton Plains National Park,Ramboda falls,St.clair's waterfall,Adam's Peak ( Sri Pada).
Pinnawela Elephant orphanage - safari,Kithulgala Whitewater rafting, Golf at Victoriya Golf Park, Digana Kandy.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Villa Inn" alt="" address="Lake drive,Nuwara-Eliya" directions="Call From Nanu-Oya" phone="0094714757779" url="" checkin="01.00am" checkout="11.00am" price="$ 25" lat="" long="">Transport Facilities
more info: [email protected]</sleep>
 
==Get out==
*[[Colombo]]
*[[Kandy]]
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