A Colonial Legacy Lives On

Your Guide toNuwara Eliya

Visit the heart of Ceylon Tea country, the legacy of British Ceylon.

Nuwara Eliya, perched at an elevation of 1,868 metres in the central highlands of the country, is well known for its temperate climate, colonial history, and of course, for growing the best Ceylon Tea. Originally a simple town, it was completely transformed when colonial British officials incorporated the rustic landscape of the area to create ‘Little England’ – a quaint hamlet that resembled the English countryside.

❂ Don’t Miss

  • Ceylon Tea Experience
  • Ravana Trail
  • Hiking & Trekking

Useful Tips

  • The weather in Nuwara Eliya is cool all year round.
  • The town gets rather crowded during April each year.
  • Take time to enjoy a Ceylon Tea experience right in the heart of British Ceylon.

Tales Of Nuwara Eliya

The mountain town of Nuwara Eliya came into being when it was discovered by the British in the 19 th century. The British turned it into a quaint town, which mimicked life back in England. Much of the city’s history is therefore linked with events from the colonial era. However, like much of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya too has a mythical past that is rather intriguing. Find out more by exploring the tales of Nuwara Eliya below.

Key Attractions And Things To Do

Nuwara Eliya has a variety of attractions, mainly associated with its colonial past. However, there are also some wonderful places in and around the city that showcase the natural beauty of the island.

Plan Your Holiday in Nuwara Eliya

The city of Nuwara Eliya has a great many things to do that will be of interest to kids and adults alike.

Best Experiences In Nuwara Eliya

The mountain resort city of Nuwara Eliya offers many different and exciting experiences that are bound to interest all types of travellers.

Hotels In Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s own ‘Little England’, has a number of colonial era buildings that have been transformed into charming hotels and inns. There are also some new properties that have been designed to look like quaint English cottages.