Things To Do or What To See in Nuwara Eliya

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Things To Do or What To See in Nuwara Eliya. Most Beautiful places near Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka. What to see and Things To do in Nuwara Eliya City. Here is the 20 places you really need to see in Nuwara Eliya.

1. Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory, sometimes also called Gregory Lake or Gregory Reservoir, is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area.

Lake Gregory

2. Galway’s Land National Park

Galway's Land National Park

Galway’s Land National Park is a small 27 ha national park, consisting of dense montane forest. It is located within the city limits of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, approximately 2 km east of the city centre. It was formally declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 27 May 1938.

3. Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya

Victoria Park is a public park located in Nuwara Eliya, next to the Nuwara Eliya Post Office in Sri Lanka. Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya.

4. Aadishakti Seeta Amman Temple (Sita Mata Temple)

Aadishakti Seeta Amman Temple (Sita Mata Temple)

Seetha Amman Temple is located approximately 1 kilometre from Hakgala Botanical Garden and 5 kilometres from Nuwara Eliya. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya.

5. Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Sri Lanka. Established in the late 19th century, it is located in the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. It is an 18-hole golf course.

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

6. Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other four are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka.

7. Lover’s Leap Waterfall

Lover's Leap Waterfall

8. Moon Plains

Moon Plains

Attraction featuring sweeping views of the countryside, plus elk, leopards, birds & other wildlife.

9. Pidurutalagala

Pidurutalagala, or Mount Pedro in English, is an ultra prominent peak and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 m. It is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province.

Things To Do or What To See in Nuwara Eliya

10. Hakgala Mountain

Hakgala Mountain

Hakgala is a mountain situated in the Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka at 2,169 m above mean sea level, most parts of the mountain are covered with forest belonging to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve. Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the northeastern slope of the Hakgala Mountain.

11. Mackwoods Museum

Teahouse & museum featuring tastings, tours & a garden terrace with picturesque views.

Mackwoods Museum

12. Sri Pada / Adam’s Peak

Sri Pada / Adam's Peak

Adam’s Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Hanuman or Shiva (Tamil: சிவனொளிபாதமலை, lit. ‘Sivanolipaathamalai’), i.e., “Mountain of Shiva’s Light”, and in some Islamic and Christian traditions that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.

13. Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is a national park in the central highlands of Sri Lanka that was designated in 1988. It is located at an elevation of 2,100–2,300 m and encompasses montane grassland and cloud forest. It is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region.

Horton Plains National Park

14. Bomburuella Waterfall Uva Paranagama

Bomburuella Waterfall Uva Paranagama

Bomburu Ella, also known as Perawella Falls, is a waterfall at Uva-Paranagama Divisional Secretariat of Sri Lanka. It is located near the border of Nuwara Eliya and Badulla districts, approximately 15 km from Welimada town.

15. Gregory Park

Bomburu Ella, also known as Perawella Falls, is a waterfall at Uva-Paranagama Divisional Secretariat of Sri Lanka. It is located near the border of Nuwara Eliya and Badulla districts, approximately 15 km from Welimada town.

Gregory Park

16. Devon Falls

Devon Falls

Devon Falls, known as the ‘Veil of the Valley’, is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on the A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation was situated nearby the falls.

17. St. Clair Major Falls

St. Clair’s Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka”. It is one of six waterfalls affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project.

St. Clair Major Falls

18. Aberdeen Waterfall

Aberdeen Waterfall

Aberdeen Falls is a 98 m high waterfall on the Kehelgamu Oya near Ginigathena, in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. Aberdeen is named after Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland and the capital of Aberdeenshire. Kehelgamu Oya is a major tributary of the Kelani River.

19. Pudalu Oya Ella (Dunsinane Falls)

Dunsinane Falls is a waterfall in Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. It is situated in Pundaluoya village and between the Tea estates known as Dunsinan and Sheen. Therefore sometimes this falls is called as Dunsinane Sheen falls. The waterfall is created by the Pundalu Oya river which is a tributary of Kotmale Oya.

Pudalu Oya Ella (Dunsinane Falls)

20. Great Western Mountain

Great Western Mountain

Great Western Mountain is the 7th highest mountain in Sri Lanka. It is located in Nuwara Eliya District. Its trail is ranked as difficult due to its steep incline and difficult, unclear path.

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