Nuwara Eliya

Known as “Little England”, this town is famous for its tea plantations and colonial architecture 

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Town located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, also known as “Little England,” is a town located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, colonial architecture, and world-renowned tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya was founded by the British in the 19th century, and its colonial past is reflected in the town’s architecture and culture.

The town is nestled in the mountains, and its climate is cooler than other parts of Sri Lanka. The cool climate makes it an ideal location for growing tea, and Nuwara Eliya is home to some of the best tea plantations in the world. Visitors to the town can take a tour of the plantations, learn about the tea-making process, and sample some of the best teas in the world.

Nuwara Eliya’s colonial architecture is another highlight of the town. The buildings were built in the 19th century, and they reflect the town’s British heritage. The town’s post office, courthouse, and the Grand Hotel are some of the most well-known examples of colonial architecture. Visitors to the town can take a walking tour of the town and admire the beautiful buildings.

In addition to its tea plantations and colonial architecture, Nuwara Eliya is also known for its natural beauty. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains, and there are several waterfalls and hiking trails nearby. Horton Plains National Park, located a short distance from the town, is a popular destination for nature lovers. The park is home to several species of animals and birds, and it offers breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside.

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