Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya
The Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya, originally the research field for the adjoining Hakgala Botanical Garden, is renowned as being one of the best public parks in South Asia.
Renamed in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, the colorful plants, trees, stone-flagged paths and verdant lawns are a favourite of visitors and local residents alike.
It is alive with flowers from around March to May, and August through September, and is home to many Hill Country bird species, including the Kashmir flycatcher, Indian pitta and grey tit.
At the far end of the park is a miniature train and small children’s playground.