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Nuwara Eliya

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Discover the true taste of Sri Lanka

Inland from Colombo rise the verdant highlands of Sri Lanka’s mist-shrouded Hill Country with its lush green tea plantations, scenic mountains, rolling hills and cascading waterfalls. Centre of the country’s tea industry is the old British town of Nuwara Eliya which lies close to the highest point of the island at the heart of the southern Hill Country.

Why visit Nuwara Eliya?

  • Rolling tea plantations
  • Colonial history
  • Scenic landscapes
  • Trekking
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Browse Accommodation

Heritance Tea Factory - Exterior

Heritance Tea Factory

From £89 pp

Formerly a withering loft where fresh leaves were laid to dry, this is accommodation of the most unique kind.

Ceylon Tea Trails, Tientsin Bungalow - Pool

Ceylon Tea Trails

From £299 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

Ceylon Tea Trails is a collection of five distinctive colonial era plantation bungalows which have been sympathetically restored to offer guests a taste of gracious living.

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The facts:

Getting there: : From Colombo, Nuwara Eliya is a 4.5 hour drive. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air Taxi transfers from Colombo to Hatton take about 30 minutes.

Local time: GMT +5.5 hours.

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee. Travellers cheques are not accepted.

Language: Sinhala/Tamil. English is also widely spoken.

Best time to travel:Nuwara Eliya’s climate is also similar to that of England, with a cool winter season from November to April when it can be particularly cold at night. The summer runs from May to October and brings warmer temperatures along with some rainfall.


Nuwara Climate Chart