Nuwara Eliya; Nuwara Eliya is located in the heart of Sri Lankan hill country. Home of the famous
make the place a must to include in your travel itinerary. Located at the height of 1890 meters above sea level Temperatures are 140C-210C (Jan- April) 160C-180C (May-Aug) 150C- 180C (Sept-Dec) Tea Factories & Plantations - Any visit to Nuwara Eliya is incomplete without an excursion to any one of the numerous tea factories that dot its pretty landscape.
Here a guide will show you the various processes which tea leaves go through before finding their way into a steaming pot of fragrant high grown tea.
Nuwara Eliya is a small town, located way up in the mountains in the south central part of
Nuwara Eliya is very reminiscent of the colonial days and still has a British feel to it. It is also the centre of the tea-growing industry and agriculture in
Where the sights and scents of these glorious blooms can be experienced in their infinite variety From there it is a quiet stroll from the sublime to the exotic sophistication of the orchid House. A special attraction here is the verity of mountain orchids, many of them endemic to
Hakgala is a temperate hill-country garden where also the languid low-country lotus and water lily floats in their serene loveliness. Pinks and blues emerging from a flat- floating background of lush leaves, recall the calm of yellow-robed monks, white-clad, devotees and flickering oil lamps. In time, the highlands bracing breezes dispel the languor of lotus land and even cause a shiver as a temperature lowers. The Hakgala Botanical Gardens is one of the lovely contrasts of
Horton Plains,- This highly distinctive landscape to the south of the Hill Country is unlike anywhere else on the island. Despite only encompassing a comparatively small 3,160 ha, Horton Plains is of extreme conservational and biodiversal importance since it contains most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representative of the island's wet and montane zones. Horton Plains is also immensely enjoyable to experience because you may go by foot on a circular route allowing you to really appreciate what it has to offer. You can spend as much time as you want observing birds, butterflies and endemic lizards or standing in the misty spray of Baker's Falls while the ultimate highlight, the journey to World's End, is a glimpse down a sheer cliff face of nearly one kilometre to the southern hill country below.
Park consists of montane cloud forests embedded in wet montane grasslands. Horton Plains has rich biodiversity. Most of the fauna and flora found in the park are endemic and furthermore some of them are confined to highlands of the island. The
The World's End
The most awesome physical feature of the Horton Plains - and perhaps the whole of