Attractions

Factory in Nuwara Eliya

Pedro Tea Estate

To see where your morning cuppa originates, head to the Pedro Tea Estate, about 3.5km east of Nuwara Eliya on the way to Kandapola. You can take a 20-minute guided tour of the factory, originally built in 1885 and s…
Gardens in Nuwara Eliya

Hakgala Gardens

These attractive gardens, 10km southeast of Nuwara Eliya, are a peaceful retreat. Highlights include a fine rose garden, a Japanese garden, an orchid collection, cedars and giant cypresses. However the entrance fee …
Viewpoint in Nuwara Eliya

Lovers Leap

From the Pedro Tea Estate, take a very enjoyable 5km (round-trip) walk to Lovers Leap, an impressive waterfall.
Hindu Temple in Nuwara Eliya

Seetha Amman Temple

This colourful Hindu temple, 7km southeast of Nuwara Eliya, is said to mark the spot where Sita was held captive by the demon king Rawana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her. On the rock face…
National Park in Nuwara Eliya

Galway's Land National Park

One of Sri Lanka's newest (2006) and smallest (29 sq hectares) national parks, Galway's Land is a dense patch of montane forest a couple of kilometres east of town. It is renowned for its birdlife, including 10 Sri …
Park in Nuwara Eliya

Victoria Park

This is one of the country's most attractive, and best maintained, town parks. A stroll around its paths, past manicured lawns, is a pleasure. The park comes alive with flowers around March to May, and August and Se…
Lake in Nuwara Eliya

Lake Gregory

This lake is popular with domestic tourists who enjoy strolling the footpaths, taking out a swan-shaped pedal boat (30 minutes Rs 500) or trotting around on a pony (15 minutes Rs 300). However be warned that jet ski…
Buddhist Temple in Nuwara Eliya

Buddhist Temple

Located just south of Victoria Park, this temple has a small white stupa.