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Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka

Why Nuwara Eliya?

Discover the plantations, home to the renowned Ceylon Tea

Situated in central Sri Lanka, this region is known as the predominant tea growing area with its numerous tea plantations. It is often referred to as “Little England” as it has a cooler climate and was favoured by the English who pioneered Sri Lanka’s tea industry.

Note: For stays between 1st August 2019 and 31st January 2020, the Sri Lankan government has relaxed the visa requirements, meaning you can travel there VISA-FREE!

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Nuwara Eliya Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Boat Ride on Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake is a huge lake in the middle of the Nuwara Eliya, surrounded by a park. There are horses roaming around which are offered for rides, plus you can take a 20-minute speedboat ride on the lake. The lake was created by Governor William Gregory between 1872 and 1877 and was used for water sports during the British colonial period.

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Tea Estates and St. Clair’s Falls

Nuwara Eliya is hill country, meaning that it’s also tea country. There are hundreds of acres of tea plantations here and plenty of tea factories to visit in the area. A little further away from town is St. Clair’s Falls, one of the widest falls in Sri Lanka and definitely worth a visit

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Explore the Winter Market

The Bale Bazaar in Nuwara Eliya is known as the 'Winter Market' because they sell winter clothes for the cold Nuwara Eliya weather. Locals who live abroad shop for inexpensive winter wear here before going back.

A selection of tours to Nuwara Eliya

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    Sri Lanka & The Maldives Group Tour Culture

    Sri Lanka Highlights

    12 day tour from £2,099

    This 12 day tour of Sri Lanka includes history, wildlife, tea and beaches

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    Sri Lanka & The Maldives Tailor Made Beach

    Sri Lanka Tour & Beach

    16 day tour from £2,295

    Explore some of Sri Lanka's cultural and scenic highlights, including the Cultural Triangle, a tea plantation and a jeep safari, on this memorable 16 day tour.

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