Nuwara Eliya is a famous city located in Central Highlands with elevation of 1900 Meters from the Sea level. The marvelous atmosphere, surrounded by tea plantations, waterfalls and breath taking views from the high elevation attracts local tourists and as well as tourists around the globe. Due to its high elevation Nuwara Eliya has subtropical highland climate, with a mean annual temperature of 16C. The recorded low temperature is -2.6 in January and December.
During the British period, this where the colonial officers spend their time for recreational works. If one’s visit Nuwara Eliya he can be observed British style Buildings.
Some of the tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains National Park
Horton plains national parks located in the central hills of Srilanka. There some species which endemic to this region. This national park is belongs to peak wilderness which is one of world heritage site of Srilanka. The trekking is might take up to 3 hrs.
Tea Plantations & Factory visit
The tea was introduced by the British in the year of 1867. Now Srilanka is one of the leading country which exports tea. The quality of Ceylon tea has demand in the world market due to its finest quality. In these regions there are several tea factories situated. So by visiting a factory and estates can be observed how tea are processed and can have chance of tasting fresh made cup of tea.
Seetha Amman Temple
Seetha Amman Temple is located 5km from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya. This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by king Ravana. And where she prayed daily for rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic Ramayana. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Ravana’s elephant.