"Nuwara Eliya" Sri Lanka Things to Do Tip by josephescu

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Located at nearly 2000m altidude, Nuwara Eliya is the summer retreat of the island, the Sinhalese version of Sinaia in Romania: nice colonial villas maintaining their old English-style lawns and gardens, family walks in fresh air, horseriding, fishing and cricket across large parks.

Most backpackers use the town as base for visits to Horton Plains National Park and the World's End, a sheer precipice with a 1050 m drop, and for the scenic Baker Falls.

We instead used it to stroll around vast tea plantations, overwhelmed by the surreal green leafes, to look for Tamil tea pickers and watch them at work and last but not least to have a nice cup of tea in the collonial mansion of the former owner and pretend we stepped back in time.

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  • Written Aug 31, 2008
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