Nuwara Eliya & Hill Country

Below are a few of the excursions we can offer in this area:

Nuwara Eliya:

  • City tour to see the old colonial past such as Racecourse, Golf course, Gregory lake & some of the old colonial hotels such The Hill Club or The Grand.
  • Hakgala Gardens – these were first established in 1861 and are the highest botanic gardens in the world at over 5,700ft high and are well-worth a visit. It is a drive of about 30mins from Nuwara Eliya
  • Horton Plains (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - do a walk lasting about 3-4hrs taking in the fantastic viewpoint of World’s End (on a clear day you can see the coast 50miles away & the drop of 3000 feet) and Bakers Falls. Horton Plains is cloud forest and therefore has very unusual flora and fauna.
  • Lovers leap Waterfall – is about 3km from Nuwara Eliya and is a pleasant walk.
  • Tea Factory – to see how tea is produced. There are a number of tea factories.
  • Tea Plantations – you will pass many in this area and can see the tea-pickers on the hillside
  • Train ride – can recommend either travelling from Nanu Oya (closest station to Nuwara Eliya) or from Pattipola (highest station in Sri Lanka) to Ella (or vice versa). This is the most scenic train ride in Sri Lanka with views of tea plantations and through the hills to the southern plains.

Outside Nuwara Eliya

  • Ella - is a village about 2hrs drive south of Nuwara Eliya which is located at the head of a valley at about 3000ft so has fantastic views down to the southern plains.
  • Ella Rock - This involves a walk of some 4 to 5hrs in total (can be challenging).To start with you walk along the railway track, then through the village and then up to the top of the hill overlooking Ella and the valley. Stunning views from the top.
  • Little Adams Peak- walk up through the tea plantations- takes about 90mins in all. Also fantastic views from the top.

Nuwara Eliya & Hill Country Hotels

Avian Breeze is a small boutique hotel which was once the holiday home of the first Prime Minister of Sri Lanka- it now has an additional 5 rooms in the new wing. The hotel is located about 2miles fro...

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It is unique in that it was once a working tea factory and has been converted into a luxurious hotel but keeping some of the machinery once used there -of particular note are the huge belts that disap...

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This is a wonderful colonial hotel dating from the Victorian era with its own quirky charm. You will probably be met with a welcome drink of soup served in tiny coffee cups – which really is oft...

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Midky Hotel, within the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya, is a small modern budget hotel less than a mile from the centre of town. The hotel offers very good value for money. There are fantastic panor...

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This was once the residence of Sir Edward Barnes, the governor of Sri Lanka in the 1820s. This old colonial hotel has a very much a feel of a bygone era. The hotel is situated close into the centre of...

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The Hill Club is definitely a step back it time. The hotel has a feel of a Scottish mansion and was originally established in 1876 as a “Club” for the colonials who used to go to Nuwara El...

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This home stay is on a delightful small organic estate growing both tea and spices. It isn’t as grand as many of the tea bungalows but does have a rustic charm all of its own. You can stay in th...

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Clove Tree House is a newly converted old tea estate bungalow which is simply furnished to make your stay as comfy as possible. It is situated in an unspoilt valley well off the beaten track in the hi...

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The Country Comfort Hotel in Ella is a hotel with bags of natural beauty on its doorstep. Set right in the middle of the popular town of Ella in southern Sri Lanka, the hotel is surrounded by pretty...

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This is a brand-new hotel that was opened in late 2013. All the rooms have breath-taking views of Ella Rock, Little Adams Peak and down the Valley to the southern plains - these have to be some of the...

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This beautiful boutique hotel is set in 80 acres of the most gorgeous gardens and forest in the hill country not far from Diyaluma Falls. Each villa has a private courtyard, outdoor jac...

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This is a delightful small eco-retreat with 2 villas (and a tree house for the more adventurous) which are all surrounded by lush vegetation and bordered by a rocky water stream. All the lodge rooms a...

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This modern hotel was built in 2010 in the hills with breath-taking views to the Southern Plains. The 7 acre gardens of the hotel are terraced, so the deluxe rooms, which are above the standard rooms,...

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This modern hotel offers very good value for money with clean, spacious rooms. You can always be assured of a warm welcome and indeed, nothing is too much trouble for the staff. You will find the hote...

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This unique heritage hotel is set in a Planters Clubhouse. The rambling wooden structure has its own particular charm (and bags of character) with polished wooden floors, colonial furniture and old me...

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This is a beautifully converted 19th century Tea Estate Bungalow, with 3 individually designed bedrooms) within the main house. These rooms have private verandahs which overlook the beautiful hotel ga...

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Warwick Gardens hotel is an elegantly converted Scottish tea planter’s house. It has all the conveniences of the 21st century but does give a feel of the Edwardian age. To the front there are be...

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