Nuwara-Eliya which is almost 2000 meters above sea level (1980 meters ) is known as “Little England” aptly because of the old world charm of the city consisting mainly old Victorian-styled building and cottages reminding one of the British Colonial period when the Tea Plantations used to thrive with the English plantation managers. This is the center and the roof of the central highlands of this tropical island, it offers the best of both worlds, of tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate. While most of the time the climate is sub-tropical, night temperature plunge low enough to produce frost.
Nuwara Eliya is the highest town in Sri Lanka with a cool sparkling climate with the temperature changing around 13 deg centigrade. This is and exquisite and healthy city famous for its wide range of flowers. With buildings of English architecture everywhere in the city, it is affectionately called little England. En-route to Nuwara Eliya, visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. Here you could observe all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.
Train journeys in Sri Lanka were some of our favourite from our travels in Asia. We stayed in Kandy (500m) for a few days then took the train up through the Sri Lankan hill country to Nuwara Eliya (1,868m): THE CITY OF KANDY Kandy is the geographical, cultural and religious heart of Sri Lanka and the last stronghold of the Sinhalese …Continue reading
The train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella was one of our favourite ever train rides on our travels, rivalling our experience with the Trans Siberian railway. A beautiful Sri Lankan train journey through the clouds and through many mountain tunnels NUWARE ELIYA: WELCOME TO ‘LITTLE ENGLAND’ Our journey began at Nuwara Eliya, a city at the heart of Sri …Continue reading