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Nuwara Eliya, which literally means, ‘City of Light’, is the coolest city of Sri Lanka. The picturesque landscapes of this beautiful city will surely blow your mind if you love visiting hill stations. With the highest mountain peak in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya boasts on its natural beauty.

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Nuwara Eliya is also the prime tea producing land in Sri Lanka. With is lush green terraces, it produces some high-quality aromatic tea. Due to its cool climate in a hot and humid country like Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is also referred to as ‘Little England’. During the winters, the nights are chilling. But as soon as the day breaks, the place gets warm and comfortable.
In April, the natives of Nuwara Eliya celebrate Tamil New Year by taking out band carnivals on the street. If you are planning to come down to the city of lights during the festivals, you might not get an accommodation in the hotels easily. The main attraction of this city is the highest peak in Sri Lanka named Pidurutalagala, which is 2524 m high. The other attractions include a beautiful golf course, an oasis named Victoria Park, Lake Gregory, and many more alluring tourist spots. If you have a query like where to stay and where to eat in the city, here are some suggestions. The Blackpool Hotel, Heritance Tea Factory, Jetwing St. Andrew’s, Stafford Bunglow, etc., are few good places for your stay. Grand Indian, Salmiya, Mackwoods’s Labookellie Tea Centre, etc., are great ideas to visit and dine in.
If you want a happening nightlife in Nuwara Eliya, visit 19th Hole Pub for some good drinks. If you are wondering where to shop in this city and you can bargain hard, visit Cargil’s. There you will get a lot of stuffs cheaper than other markets. Happy shopping!

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  1. How To Reach Nuwara Eliya ?

    Founded by Samuel Baker who is also famous for his exploration of the Nile, Nuwara Eliya is often referred to as ‘Little England’. Nuwara Eliya is considered as one of the most important tea plantation sites in the island country of Sri Lanka. Connected very efficiently to the city of Colombo, reaching Nuwara Eliya is a fairly easy task. The best way to reach Nuwara Eliya is by taking a flight to Colombo and then catching a cab from there to this highland paradise. Read on to find out about other means at your disposal.

    By Air

    Nuwara Eliya does not have an airport and the closest airport to the place is located in Colombo, about 180 kilometres away. Visitors can land in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo and take either road routes or the railway to reach Nuwara Eliya. Colombo itself is connected to all major cities in the world either directly or by a series of connection flights that stop usually at some or the other Indian city. Sri Lankan Airways is one of the major air carriers available to travellers.

    By Rail

    While Nuwara Eliya does not have a railway station, visitors can take the train to Nanu Oya which is located about 10 km from the place. Nanu Oya is connected to Colombo through the Main Line that connects Colombo to Badulla. Considered as one the most picturesque journeys in the country, the route is full of mesmerising sights ranging from lush green tea gardens to tall mountains. The journey from Colombo to Nanu Oya usually takes up to 7 odd hours unless there is a delay due to bad weather. There are taxis available at Nanu Oya that will take you to Nuwara Eliya and while taxis usually charge around 200-250LKR, buses that ply on the same route charge about 25LKR. There are also three-wheeled tuk-tuks that will take you to Nuwara Eliya.

    By Road

    Nuwara Eliya is connected to Colombo by two routes, one via Kandy and one via Hatton. While the roads are not in the best conditions, the drive to Nuwara Eliya can be truly rewarding. Nuwara Eliya is located about 175 km away from Colombo. Visitors can also use the bus services, either via Hatton or Kandy. There are several intercity buses plying from Colombo to Hatton and Kandy almost every hour and there are buses from Hatton and Kandy that will take you to Nuwara Eliya. The bus journeys are much faster than the train journeys but the bus rides to Nuwara Eliya can be a bit bumpy. The rate and timings differ based on the type of service but the prices are quite nominal. Tourists can also take taxis from Colombo and the prices differ on the type of service.

  2. How To Reach Nuwara Eliya ?

    Founded by Samuel Baker who is also famous for his exploration of the Nile, Nuwara Eliya is often referred to as ‘Little England’. Nuwara Eliya is considered as one of the most important tea plantation sites in the island country of Sri Lanka. Connected very efficiently to the city of Colombo, reaching Nuwara Eliya is a fairly easy task. The best way to reach Nuwara Eliya is by taking a flight to Colombo and then catching a cab from there to this highland paradise. Read on to find out about other means at your disposal.

    By Air

    Nuwara Eliya does not have an airport and the closest airport to the place is located in Colombo, about 180 kilometres away. Visitors can land in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo and take either road routes or the railway to reach Nuwara Eliya. Colombo itself is connected to all major cities in the world either directly or by a series of connection flights that stop usually at some or the other Indian city. Sri Lankan Airways is one of the major air carriers available to travellers.

    By Rail

    While Nuwara Eliya does not have a railway station, visitors can take the train to Nanu Oya which is located about 10 km from the place. Nanu Oya is connected to Colombo through the Main Line that connects Colombo to Badulla. Considered as one the most picturesque journeys in the country, the route is full of mesmerising sights ranging from lush green tea gardens to tall mountains. The journey from Colombo to Nanu Oya usually takes up to 7 odd hours unless there is a delay due to bad weather. There are taxis available at Nanu Oya that will take you to Nuwara Eliya and while taxis usually charge around 200-250LKR, buses that ply on the same route charge about 25LKR. There are also three-wheeled tuk-tuks that will take you to Nuwara Eliya.

    By Road

    Nuwara Eliya is connected to Colombo by two routes, one via Kandy and one via Hatton. While the roads are not in the best conditions, the drive to Nuwara Eliya can be truly rewarding. Nuwara Eliya is located about 175 km away from Colombo. Visitors can also use the bus services, either via Hatton or Kandy. There are several intercity buses plying from Colombo to Hatton and Kandy almost every hour and there are buses from Hatton and Kandy that will take you to Nuwara Eliya. The bus journeys are much faster than the train journeys but the bus rides to Nuwara Eliya can be a bit bumpy. The rate and timings differ based on the type of service but the prices are quite nominal. Tourists can also take taxis from Colombo and the prices differ on the type of service.