Things to Do in Nuwara Eliya

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Things to Do in Nuwara Eliya

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  • Smrutishree
    Pune, India3 contributions
    Get ready for a walk, walk and walk for approximately 9.4 kms !! (Pheww)

    Undoubtedly this hike will give you a beautiful experience of walking in sweat, clouds, mist, rain and breeze ! One can experience all of them in the total hike !
    To consider for people who are not so adventurous and who prefer less walking. The plains may mislead you about the difficulty level !
    There are levels of walking and they are easy, difficult and more difficult!!
    And there are definitely the same the way they are listed. In the rains the rocks, the waking passage can be slippery making your hike really challenging. Till you reach bakers fall you will get an insight of your journey anyways !! One should be with very good quality hiking shoes with good grip which will be helpful while waking. Rain Coats, cap and some food stuffs are very important along with you. Remember to carry them in a paper bag as no plastics are allowed inside. They will remove the plastic covering of the water bottle too ( a good initiative though)
    Do try to start your journey maximum by 7:30 am to see a clear view near the world end ( if you fortunate). Else the clouds will cover you well and give another experience for photography only 🙃
    You will enjoy the named places called and mini worlds end and worlds end. They are the places where you can have a breathtaking views if there are no clouds.
    Be very careful of the steep elevation of the worlds end while doing some photography.
    This may take a minimum of 3 to 4 hours depending on the walking speed and time.
    Apart from this: undoubtedly this will give an amazing feeling once you finally see the finish gate 😎
    # leaving your foot prints behind 🙂
    # mythological: In the story, Hanuman set fire to Horton plains and that fire lasted for a long time. The original name, Maha Eliya Thenna carries the meaning, 'The hugely lighten ground'. Even now the upper layer of soil can be seem in a blackish grey colour. There had been some soil tests done by local universities, and it revealed that upper layer contains a high amount of Calcium Carbonate and Potash.
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • Hols
    4 contributions
    Knowledgeable staff showing how the tea is processed, then a chance to try some. A very well stock shop of various teas!
    Written April 4, 2022
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  • Dr.Abhijit B
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
    A beautiful lake beneath the hills with lush green surroundings, very tempting for a paddle boat ride.
    Written January 31, 2022
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  • Hagdaz
    15 contributions
    Picturesque waterfall but somewhat difficult to get close to it. Must follow many small local people roads to reach a parking area from where must walk some various rough walking paths to reach the foot of the waterfall. Solid shoes are required.
    Written March 20, 2022
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  • Kai Wah
    Malaysia2,782 contributions
    A slightly different temple from what we visited during our Sri Lanka trip (as mostly are Buddhist Temples). This is Hindu temple with Monkey God statue and interesting embellishment at the roof of the temple. There are many monkeys around this temple, but they are generally not aggressive if visitors ignore them. A small stream at the back of the temple as some visitors would spend some time along the streams. A small temple for a short 30 mins visit without entrance fee, but donations are encouraged without pressure.
    Written March 20, 2020
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  • Christian_ald
    Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands69 contributions
    Impressive to see all the tea plantations in Nuwara eliya, which are very big. We had a very good tour guide who showed us the factory and explained the process of making tea very clear. Also very impressive to see under which circumstances the employees live.
    Written April 19, 2022
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  • Kekin2011
    Mumbai, India302 contributions
    A nice Hanuman temple opened in 2001. it is handled by the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka. The temple building seemed appealing from the outside. Unfortunately, we couldn't go inside the actual temple as the temple door was closed by the time we reached there.

    The actual temple is open from 7 AM to 12:45 PM and from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The complex also houses a big canteen where you can have a full meal or some snacks (only vegetarian). There were some shops selling Sri Lankan coffee, tea and, other spices.

    Scenic views of the Nuwara Eliya hills from here were just too good!
    Written January 31, 2021
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  • Shafeer Z
    Mawanella, Sri Lanka35 contributions
    Great place to observe different kind of flora and fauna!. This is just a 30 minutes journey from Nuwara Eliya Town. A must visit place during your Nuwara Eliya Trip
    Written March 20, 2022
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  • chulantha
    Moratuwa, Sri Lanka99 contributions
    It takes about one hour to climb to the top. Take water. Parking in and around that area is terrible. Go early. Wear a good pair of shoes. Some areas are tricky to climb.
    Written January 22, 2022
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  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, UK5,251 contributions
    The initial surprise here was paying 400 rupees per person to enter. I don't think I've encountered a city or town park in the UK or Europe you pay to enter. But it is only £1.40 and the park is very nice. Small, only 800 metres if you enter through one gate and go straight to exit the other but with other paths within the park and pretty arrays of flowers, shrubs and trees it is a quiet respite from the busy town.
    Written February 15, 2022
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  • chulantha
    Moratuwa, Sri Lanka99 contributions
    We only got to see it from outside. Its a beautiful location. Unfortunately it has been closed for public for about 2 years now as a result of the pandemic.
    Written January 22, 2022
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  • acmemc
    Colombo, Sri Lanka647 contributions
    View is good when there is a good flow of water on the river. The scenery around is breathtaking. Can be viewed from the main road.
    Written September 3, 2020
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  • Farhan
    Colombo, Sri Lanka24 contributions
    Its really worthy traveling to Moon Plains when you visit Nuwara-Eliya. Its better if you can go early morning around 8-9 on a clear sky day.
    Written July 10, 2020
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  • Michael Morris
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain35 contributions
    We stopped at this viewpoint on our way from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. The views are breathtaking and span across 3 waterfalls and a large lake. If you walk through the little crafts shop in the parking lot, you will find a stair case at the back which leads to a rooftop viewing point. The views from there are the best! Within about a 5 minutes drive from there, is the Ramboda Waterfall where a hotel is located. If you walk to the bottom floor you can access the trail which leads to the Waterfall itself and have lunch at the restaurant afterwards.
    Written November 22, 2021
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  • Francois T
    Johannesburg, South Africa914 contributions
    We visited on a Saturday morning and the drive from Nuwara Eliya to Damro is not far but the views was absolutely breathtaking as it was a clear morning and seeing the people working in the plantations was an amazing sight. At the tea factory we were taken on a tour by a very knowledgeable guide and we truly enjoyed it and learned a lot. We then had a very nice cup of tea to finish off the tour. They do offer tours (safari) into the tea plantations but we did not do that. Would recommend a visit. We did find the shop a bit expensive.
    Written April 10, 2022
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