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Nuwara Elia and Tea Country

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Nuwara Eliya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas
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Rajasthan, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Just the winding route along the tea plantations is worth seeing. Then, when even the pickers are seen in their colorful saris, the picture is even more beautiful. And I do not want to diminish the hard work the women do not appreciate or value. You kan not imagine how the weather changed and the temperature. In Nuwara Eliya it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Picturesque and very different from other parts of Sri Lanka - we felt like we were in a tea-growing version of the Lake District! But the altitude means much cooler temperatures and more rain showers, so come prepared (socks and a warm jacket as a minimum).

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Australia
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80 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a must see place in Sri Lanka, the scenery is stunning. We were going to take the train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya but ended up going with our driver. This enabled us to stop numerous times to enjoy the views and waterfalls and tour a tea factory. Well worth the drive.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great getaway from the noise and pollution of Colombo. Freshest vegetables you'll ever have. Cold weather, so dress accordingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

tour package was done by Aitken Spence, very reliable tour operator value for money, driver/guide was Mahindra , stayed in Alpine Resort, next morning went to Horton Plains in a jeep, on the way passd Ambawela dairy farm- beautiful , at entrance to Horton Plains there was no group to take the treck , they asked you wish to wait... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited Mackwood tea plantation and shop at 3pm last week...nice place with little bit busy and crowded visitor but finally I find place to take a fresh air with a cup of tea and piece of chocolate cake, great !

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Seeduwa
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

NUWARA ELIYA, the picturesque Sri Lankan hill station known for its fine quality tea, has seen a growing traffic of visitors to what tourist brochures term “the only Sita temple in the world”. The recently constructed complex, which is patterned on the m odern south Indian temple, is set in idyllic countryside beside a clear stream. Adjacent to it is... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visited Nuwara Eliya again after seven years in August 2014 and this time I appreciated it so much more. The steep climb into the hills, the tea plantations for miles around and the clean air were just amazing. This time I could see the waterfalls and trees and everything and I even got down from the car to admire... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We live in Singapore and this was just what we needed. A break from the heat and humidity with lots of space. The views here are many and wonderful. Around every bend you see another waterfall and rows upon rows of tea bushes, its stunning. Its gets cold up there so bring a jumper and long pants and do visit... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Such a change of pace and environment to the other areas in Sri Lanka. We were amazed by all the amazing vegetables along with the tea plantations. We were there over a weekend so it was very busy with locals, but we still really enjoyed our visit.

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