Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya Guide (B): Top Things to Do in Nuwara Eliya: Sri Lanka’s Little England
Nuwara Eliya was truly a magical stop in Sri Lanka. It was emerald green tea leaves for days, cascading waterfalls and quaint colonial buildings which made me feel like I was at home in UK.
You can tell why they call it Sri Lanka’s little England as soon as you arrive. The weather is freezing, it rains more often than not and there are tonnes of Colonial style buildings dotted all over the place. Even the tea plantations are named after English cities and counties!
I was lucky enough to land into Nuwara Eliya on a super warm and clear day which was quite rare in October. Apparently it had been raining for weeks. So, I rushed straight outside to enjoy it in the sunshine.
One of the main reasons that people visit this area of Sri Lanka is to visit one of the many tea plantations. As soon as you step off the train you are immersed in miles and miles of tea leaves. It’s endless, with plantations quite literally moulding into each other.
There are so many to visit, you may be stuck for choice. So, visit a few! Most the tea plantations offer free tours and, even better, FREE TEA! The reason for doing this is because all the tourists exit through the gift shop and literally will be piling boxes of tea bags into their baskets. But, you’re not obligated to buy. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store
and Google Play
You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Download The GPSmyCity App