Colonial destinations of Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya

Gaze upon the dreamscape of Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya, Journey to the top of the world across a limitless mountain vista adorned by a green carpet of tea plants, Enter a long lost era through a portal of clouds and feel the kiss of mountain mist on your skin. Breathe the pristine mountain air and let your soul be rejuvenated.

The town's attractions include the golf course, trout streams, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities for seeing species, particularly the Indian blue robin, pied thrush or scaly thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth.


The sleepy mountain village, with a view.

Ella is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above the sea level.

It is a little village paradise in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.[3]

Local attractions in the area include Bambaragala Peak, Ella Rock, Little Adam's Peak, Ravana Ella Falls and Nine Arches Bridge, Demodara


The fort has a colourful history...

Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese, and then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Even today, after 400 years of existence, it looks new and polished with reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world.

Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.