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Nuwara Eliya

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Nuwara Eliya

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Nuwara Eliya is a city in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. Itstemperate climate is very different from other parts of the country and, along with the colonial architecture has earned the city the name 'Little England'.

Get in

By train - the train journey from Kandy to nearby Nanu Oya is spectacular. Local buses run frequently from Nanu Oya to the centre of Nuwara Eliya.

By bus - buses can be taken from Colombo or Kandy.

Get around

The town centre is small enough to walk around. To visit sites further afield, take a bus or hire a three-wheeler.


Haggala Gardens are very impressive and a short bus ride away.

Pedro Tea Factory offers fascinating tours. In the hills nearby there are paths to wander along.

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 is a pleasant place to stroll.