The Victoria Park, located on the Nuwara Eliya – Uda Pussellawa Road, was built by the British in the year 1887 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Queen Victoria. The area started life as the research field of the nearby Hakgala Botanical Gardens, where the British used to test certain cash crops for mass cultivation. However, this soon changed and the park was built to resemble the sprawling gardens of English country manors. Couple that atmosphere with the sweet singing of endemic birds and fresh mountain air, and you are bound to feel that you have been immersed in an old English picture postcard.