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The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park.
Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (march to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.

Badulla Sri Lanka

Badulla, is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Uva Province, Sri Lanka and the Badulla District. One of Sri Lanka’s oldest towns, Badulla is a gateway to the east coast and lies the most southeasterly point of the Hill Country and. For the colonial British, it was an important social centre, situated at the end of the railway through the Hill Country from Colombo. In those days it was a vital hub for transporting plantation products to Colombo.

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Bandarawela Sri Lanka

Bandarawela is a big town, situated in Badulla District, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, which is 28 km away from Badulla. A popular retirement centre because of the pleasant climate and access to local amenities, Bandarawela is a busy market town that is a good jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding area. With not much to attract tourists, the town is a good transport hub if you’re heading east or further into the Hill Country.

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Ella Sri Lanka

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Gampola Sri Lanka

Gampola is steeped in the turbulent history of Sri Lanka’s ancient kings after the introduction of Buddhism, and the increasing influence of Hindus from southern India. The now bustling modern central highlands metropolis, which in the 14th Century was Sri Lanka’s capital city, is dominated by Ambuluwawa mountain, atop which is the landmark Biodiversity Complex. Its amazing white stupa-like tower, with its external spiral staircase narrowing to a point often lost in low cloud

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Haputale Sri Lanka

Haputale is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The elevation is 1431 m above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. The legacy of British planters is much in evidence in Haputale, where tea estates cover the hillsides, and where the cemetery of the pretty Anglican church of St Andrew’s is filled with memories of the colonial past. The mountain ridge on which...

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Hatton Sri Lanka

The essential Tea Trails experience. Our Resident Tea Planter, Andrew Taylor, will show you first hand, the tea making process, starting from the fields where it all begins with the picking of “two leaves and a bud” to the factory where the all important conversion to "made" black tea happens. The complimentary tour

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Horton Plains Sri Lanka

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. World’s End, a vertiginous rock escarpment high above the plains, is an epic feature of Horton, with amazing vistas of tea plantation and villages in the valley below, and terrific views south towards the coast. This beautiful and unique natural environment includes excellent hikes in the shadows of Kirigalpotta and Totapola, Sri Lanka’s

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Kandy Sri Lanka

This scenic, ancient and historic capital city is not only one of the world’s holiest places of Buddhist worship, but also one of Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. A must-visit for any traveller to our renowned Hill Country, Kandy is redolent with colorful tradition while embracing everything that modernity and today’s switched-on traveller has come to expect. Many arrange their visit months in advance to coincide with the famed 10-day Esala Perahera (the Festiva

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Elephant trekking
Temple of tooth
Kandy cultural dance

Knuckles Mountains Sri Lanka

With its wildlife reserves and areas of biodiversity, the Knuckles Mountain Range is perhaps the most significant of Sri Lanka’s many prized eco-landscapes. So named because it resembles a clenched fist, it also embodies a climatic microcosm that includes cloud forests that support a variety of flora and fauna unique to Sri Lanka. It is one of the three best-know features of the renowned central highlands, the other two being the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary and Horton Plains.

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Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is "city on the plain" or "city of light". This delightful and historic Hill Country town is known as ‘Little England’, because it was here that the colonial British administrators made their summer retreats in the image of their home country. Nuwara Eliya literally means ‘City of Light’, and is now a favourite with domestic holidaymakers enjoying the colonial hotels, golf

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Botanical Gardens
Visit Old Colonial Buildings
Visit Waterfalls
Tea Estates and Factories
Strawberry Farm
Trekking

Pinnawala Sri Lanka

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.

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