The Nuwara Eliya we knew

The Little England in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

HOMES & HOUSES

"Agar"

"Bonnieland"

"Ceylon Tea Trails"

"Cheltanham"

"Cranford"

"Grimsthorpe"

"Horathapola"

"Kaladiya"

"Kirchhayn"

"Lebanon"

"Netherbyres"

"Rosy Lodge"

"Selwood"

"The Heritage"

"The Tea Factory"

View from Grand Hotel

 

THOUGHTS

  Pedro Camp

 

  Poem

  A Little Bit of England

  How to make a Ceylon Curry

  Waterfalls

 

LINKS

Answers dot Com

Explore Lanka Places

Flickr Photos

History of Ceylon Tea

Images of Ceylon

Municipal Council

Nuwara Eliya dot Org

Pictures

Statistics

Travel Guide

Travelogue

Wikipedia

 

 

Nuwara Eliya, meaning 'City of Lights" in the Sinhalese language, is a hill station town located in the central region of Sri Lanka. Situated at around 2000m above sea level and surrounded by lush tea plantations, it is one of the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and the heart of the famous Ceylon tea industry.

Once a pleasure retreat of the European planters the town is still very much an English town with many English style bungalows, villas, gardens and buildings. Temperatures range from 14.0 C -21.0 C  (Jan- April),  16.0 C - 18.0 C  (May-Aug), & 15.0 C - 18.0 C  (Sept-Dec).

Places of interest to the visitor to the town and its surrounding locations  are, Gregory's Lake, Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Horton Plains, Laksapana Falls, Worlds End, Devon Falls, Oliphant Estate, Adam's Peak, The Breweries, & The Nissangaa Lena.

Blessed with a 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 business capital of Colombo.

At a height of 2,524 metres (8,281 feet), Pidurutalagala (pron. pi-du-ru-ta-lah-guh-luh) is the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. It is in the Central hill-country - in the city of Nuwara-Eliya.