Nuwara Eliya, which translates as the city of lights, is a beautiful city within the hill country of Sri Lanka’s Central Province that overlooks its rolling lush green vegetation. It was a favorite hill station for colonial British tea planters who produced Ceylon tea here and making it an internationally renowned product. Dotted throughout this calm and undulating landscape are colonial buildings that resemble old English cottages, and the odd cascading waterfall that twinkles in the sunlight. You may also play a round of golf here on Asia’s oldest golf course, which the city is built around.


  • Colonial Hill Station
  • Tea Plantations
  • Asia’s Oldest Golf Course

 Places to stay

Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka

Grand Hotel

Hotel Style: Heritage

Engulfed by tropical greenery, the Grand Hotel on Nuwara Eliya Hill sits right next to the Nuwar Eliya Golf Course.  See Hotel

Room at Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka

Heritance Tea Factory

Hotel Style: Heritage

Situated in the mountain range, which gave the world Pure Ceylon Tea, the hotel began as a tea factory built in the days of the British Raj.  See Hotel

Langdale by Amaya

Hotel Style: Boutique

The Langdale by Amaya in Nuwara Eliya Hills, is a boutique tropical haven with stunning hillside views.  See Hotel

 Things to do

30 min Horse Riding at Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka has an amazing myriad of landscapes ranging from golden beaches to mountains, jungles to rivers, tea estates to rural villages

Pluck your tea (if you stay at Tea Factory)

The areas around Nuwara Eliya – the favourite hill station of the British who tried to create a typical English Village – provide the main output of tea in Sri Lanka, and so trip to the highlands is incomplete without witnessing the age-old traditional tea plucking and sipping a cup of ‘Ceylon Tea’. Guests can pluck their own tea leaves and bring to the mini Tea Factory for processing. Learn the art of and experience the process of making Tea firsthand.

Bird Watching (if you stay at Tea Factory)

Heritance Tea Factory follows a strict green philosophy and does much to conserve nature. The lovely tea gardens are home to several rare species of birds and flora. Feast your eyes on the myriad colors of this avian paradise and marvel at the 50 varieties of migratory birds that come from as far away as Europe and Siberia. You can also observe the yellow-eared bulbul and the Sri Lanka white eye that are endemic to this region.

Golf Green

Apart from being known as a leisure destination for its mesmeric hill country, lovely beaches and culture, Sri Lanka delightfully surprises with 3 fabulous Golf Courses. Enjoy a round of Golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club; Victoria Golf and Country Resort in Kandy – claimed to be the subcontinent’s best golfing green; Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

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