Beyond Tea Plantations

Nuwara Eliya, nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country, offers more than just breathtaking tea plantations. Here are the top five experiences that make this town a must-visit destination:

Tea Plantation Tour

Start your journey with a visit to one of Nuwara Eliya’s iconic tea estates. Take a guided tour to learn about the tea-making process, from plucking the leaves to the art of brewing. And, of course, savour a cup of freshly brewed Ceylon tea while surrounded by the lush, manicured landscapes.

Horton Plains National Park

Worlds End Viewpoint at Horton Plains National Park | Image by Venushka Fonseka via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED

For the adventurous soul, a trek through Horton Plains is a must. The World’s End trail offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, with sheer cliffs plunging into the abyss. The hike culminates in a breathtaking viewpoint that’s nothing short of spectacular.

Victoria Park

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the well-maintained Victoria Park located close to hotels in the area such as Araliya Red. Admire the colourful flower beds, towering trees, and serene lake. The park provides a peaceful escape, perfect for picnics or simply unwinding amid nature’s beauty.

Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake is an artificial reservoir surrounded by lush greenery. Take a boat ride on its calm waters or simply relax by the lakeside. The cool climate of Nuwara Eliya adds to the charm, making it a refreshing experience. You can grab a delicious cup of tea from one of the best cafes in Nuwara Eliya overlooking the lake.

Visit a strawberry farm

Indulge your taste buds at a strawberry farm. Pick your own strawberries and savour delicious strawberry-based treats. The farm offers a delightful experience for those with a sweet tooth, and the scenic surroundings make it all the more enjoyable.