Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is “city on the plain (table land)” or “city of light”. The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. 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 house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering.
Blessed with 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.
Piduruthalagala is a highest mountain of Sri Lanka and which is located at Nuwaraeliya. In addition to that Thotupola, kirigalpottha, Piduruthalagala and Samanala mountains are at Nuwaraeliya. There are large number of waterfalls closed to Nuwaraeliya town. Devon, St. Clair, Lovers leap, Kirindioya falls, Ramboda falls, Garandi Falls, Abardeen Falls and several waterfalls related to Nuwaraeliya. Nuwaraeliya is at between Welimada and Gampola. Shanthipura is Highest village of Sri Lanka closed to Nuwaraeliya.
One of the very beautiful places of Nuwaraeliya is Gregory Lake. This lake is at middle of the town. Since 1900 Nuwaraeliya is very famous to tour. Hakgala Botanical garden, Ambewela Farms, Horton Plains, Bakers falls, Bomburu Falls, Nanuoya are related beautiful places of Nuwaraeliya.
Nuwaraeliya is very famous with climate. Some identifies as little England. Lowest temperature of Sri Lanka is recorded every day at Nuwaraeliya. Nuwraeliya has coolest climate. some days temperature of Nuwaraeliya becomes to 1 – 2 degrees of Celsius. Mini snow falls also available in February. Everytime mist covered the area of nuwaraeliya