Horton Plains is an eerie, starkly beautiful highland plateau popular with walkers that includes the fabled viewpoint of World's End. If you're travelling from the Central Highlands down to the coast, the road through the national park is an utterly spectacular route to follow.
Seven Virgin hills Sri Lanka hills mostly famous as Saptha Kanya. This mountain range situated in Maskeliya, Sri Lanka. There's a sad memory behind this gorgeous. 4th December 1974 Martin-air Flight 138 crashed into the mountain, killing 191 people aboard. A small memorial has been built near Norton Bridge with the tire which has recovered. The highest point of the mountain range is 4355 feet. There's a beautiful water stream near the 6th and 7th peak. This mountain range is a good place for hiking. In the morning the top of the mountain shows a fantastic view of the surrounding area with the Sri-Pada summit.
Moon Plains ( also known as Sandatanne, Sandagalatanne) is the latest attraction open to public in Nuwara Eliya. This area is now classified as an Agricultural and Environmental Tourism Zone by the Municiple of Nuwara Eliya and was declared opened in 25th March 2014. The plains is located few kilometers off Nuwara Eliya town and is accessed pas Worlds End at Moon Plains.
The main attraction of Moon Plains is the mini Worlds End at the edge giving a 360 Degree view of the surrounding peaks and towns. The plains is home to Elk, wild buffaloes, dear and many types of birds. This area is also visited by leopards.
Laxapana Falls is 126 m (413 ft) and the 8th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka is situated in Maskeliya area in Nuwara Eliya District, about 16 km (9.9 mi) from Maskeliya town on Maskeliya-Norton Bridge road, in a village called Kiriwan Eliya. It is formed by Maskeliya Oya near the confluence of Kehelgamu Oya and Maskeliya Oya which forms Kelani River. The falls gives its name to twin hydroelectric power stations, Old Laxapana Power Station which generates 50 MW of electricity and New Laxapana Power Station which generates 100 MW.
From Nanu Oya it is not far to Nuwara Eliya. The small town is also called Little England - here the colonial traces are very present. The ten-kilometer distance is covered by tuk-tuk or by bus. Around Nuwara Eliya, there are numerous tea plantations - including those of Mackwoods, who claims to be the country's second-oldest tea company. At the Mackwoods Tea Museum on Queen Elizabeth Drive you can get to know the steps of tea production during guided tours.
Mackwoods is one of many large tea plantations in the highlands of Sri Lanka between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. Large air dryers are the first stage of the tea production, which are shown in the Mackwoods museum tour.
Reaching upto 2388m (7835 feet) above mean sea level, Kirigalpoththa Mountain in Sri Lanka looms in the district of Nuwara Eliya casting its shadow over the main city.The name Kirigalpoththa literally translates to Milk (Tree) Bark Rock (Kiri - milk, gal - rock and poththa- tree bark), possibly because the mountain has many tall trees with mottled white bark. Reached by a nature trail in the Horton Plains; this mountain is the second tallest of the island paradise Sri Lanka, and the tallest of the mountains in the island whose summits are open to access to the general public.
Pidurutalagala Peak, or Mount Pedro in English, is an ultra prominent peak, and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 m (8,281 ft). It is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya, and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province. Its summit is home to the central communications array of the Government of Sri Lanka and armed forces, and serves as an important point in the country's radar system. The peak is currently designated as an "Ultra-high security zone", and is protected by a large military base; being strictly off limits to the general public.
The Nuwara Eliya golf course was constructed in 1889 by a Scottish soldier of the Gordon Highlanders for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. The course covers approximately 40.5 hectares (100 acres) of land and was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. The course is located at an altitude of 1,830 metres (6,000 ft) above sea level. It is an 18-hole, 5,851 m (6,399 yd), Par 70 layout - the scorecard is in metres.
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. The park was established with the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess. The Nanu Oya River runs through the park, creating a number of small lakes. A number of rare bird species can be found in the park. At the far end of the park is a small children's playground and miniature ridable railway.
Galway's Land National Park is a small national park situated within the city limits of Nuwara Eliya, has been declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 27 May 1938. The Galway's Land was elevated to the national park status on 18 May 2006. The park was declared to conserve the maintain ecosystems. Galway's Land as 2nd most significant birding sites in Sri Lanka. Galway's Land harbours about 20 rare migrant bird species and 30 native species.
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.
Ambewela is a small town in Nuwara Eliya district popularly known for its 2 dairy farms called "Ambewela Farm" and "New Zealand Farm". The wide grasslands Ambewela lies 6,064 ft (1,848 m) above sea level. The maximum temperature of this area is about 23C and the lowest goes down to about 9C.
The Ambewela farm was started by the British in early 1940s the New Zealand farm was started in 1960 with the assistance from the New Zealand government and is also managed by the Ambewela Farm. Only the New Zealand Farm is open to visitors out of the two. This is a popular destination for visitors of Nuwara Eliya, specially for families with children.
Devon Falls is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.
St. Clair's Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". The falls are located along the Kotmale Oya, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, as it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool, running through a tea estate, from which the falls derive their name from. The waterfalls consist of two falls called "Maha Ella" ("The Greater Fall"), which is 80 metres (260 ft) high and 50 metres (160 ft) wide and "Kuda Ella", which is 50 metres (160 ft) high and located immediately downstream of the main fall St Clair's falls are the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.