John Muir must have been spending time in spectacular surroundings of Nuwara Eliya when he quoted “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”. The world’s most beautiful train ride from the Sri Lanka’s city Kandy brings you to Nuwara Eliya. Nestled in between the bowl of green hills, this popular tourist destination, often touted as Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’ is the perfect place to enjoy your romantic getaway. This picture-perfect town was established by the British in the nineteenth century and was once the relaxation spot for English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. With British-country-village feel intact to it with colonial-era bungalows and beautiful tea gardens, this small town feels nothing less than a Scottish countryside.
This breathtaking hill station in Sri Lanka indeed has something for everyone. Looking for a serene vacation? Stay at the best properties amid lush green hills and calm your senses; for all the adventure junkies the town has a 4 km (one way) trek which takes you to the ‘World’s End’. But make sure to visit the place super early in the morning as the view from World’s End becomes cloudy and foggy post 10 am. Another must-visit destination at this pleasant hill station is Gregory Lake. With the number of restaurants on the bank of the lake, it is one of the best places to relax. One can either opt for boats, jet skis and ride a horse or simply sit back and enjoy the view. So plan a vacay and treat yourself or your loved one to a night in one of Nuwara Eliya’s colonial hotels and soak in the town’s pleasant weather and rich British heritage.
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