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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


105 miles from Colombo, 48 miles from Kandy,6200ft above sea level in the central mountains.Also accessible by train (nanuoya)very scenic route.This is Sri Lanka's premier hill resort.splendid scenery and fine bracing mountain climate - temperatures average 16 C.
Nuwaraeliya is decidedly English in some ways(houses, gardens and place names) and owes much to a  pioneering Englishmen, sir Samuel Baker.This is also the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country- Nuwaraeliya teas are some of sri lanka's best-with a fine bouquet and colour.A visit to one of these scenic estates to see Sri Lanka's most important export product being grown, picked  and processed in much recommended.

Many of the Island's high mountain peaks including the Highest Piduruthalagala(8281 ft) are located in this district.Ramboda  falls-329 ft.excellent walks, drivers,riding and hiking Exceptionally good golf on the 18 hole course.

beautiful laid out Botanical Gardens at hakgala - 6 miles away Hindu shrine at seethaeliya associated with the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana many seasonal (March/April) events including horticultural shows,Fun -fairs and Motor racing at Mahgastota.

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