TOURS & TRAVELS

Nuwara Eliya weather forecast

Nuwara Eliya

About 76 km from Kandy, Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style".

Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country houses like Hill Club and mock-Tudor half-timbering.

Blessed with a salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it's hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Temperatures are 14C-21C (Jan- April) 16C-18C (May-Aug) 15C- 18C (Sept-Dec).

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Sri Lanka is one of the world's largest exporters of tea. Since the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka in the mid 19th century Nuwara Eliya has been the capital of the tea industry. For many miles prior to reaching Nuwara Eliya from either direction you will find acres and acres of tea plantations, infact nothing else but tea estates. There are many factories open for visitor's which also have tea tasting opportunities and sales outlets.

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Labookellie Tea Centre

The Labookellie tea center on Kandy road offers guided tours of the factory free of charge and also runs a sales outlet and a restaurant on site.

There are many popular water falls around the town. Many could be visited as a part of trekking and/or hiking.
 - Ramboda Falls - 329 ft. is a real attraction
 - Devon Falls drops 97 metres and is named after Devon, a
  pioneer coffee planter. It is 6 Km west of Thalawakelle and
  there is a special parking and view
 - Laksapana Falls - off the Nuwara Eliya - Kandapola Road.
  The Nuwara Eliya beer is brewed from the water of the
  stream.

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