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Nuwara Eliya

Tea plantation workers, Nuwara Eliya
Farmers Bungalows, Nuwara Eliya

At an elevation of 1800m above sea level, right at the heart of the Hill Country and often referred to as ‘little England' due to its cool climate, colonial heritage and the traditional English garden vegetables which are grown in abundance here, Nuwara Eliya is a charming and most intriguing town. It can sometimes feel eerily British as the town itself has many old Victorian style buildings, a central golf course, a boating lake and even relatively frequent rain showers! Some opt to stay outside the town in amongst the irresistible and seemingly endless hills, clad with rolling tea plantations, quaint alpine bungalows and blossoming vegetable gardens. Within easy striking distance of Nuwara Eliya are a number of interesting waterfalls and the beautiful Horton Plains National Park.

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