Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest in Sri Lanka. It is located 10 km away from the Nuwara Eliya town. The cool climate of the garden make you feel more comfortable.
The garden was established in 1861 as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona in Sri Lanka. The garden is spread over 28 hectares. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here.
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- Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest in Sri Lanka. It is located 10 km away from the Nuwara Eliya town. The cool climate of the garden make you feel more comfortable. The garden was established in 1861 as an experimental cultivation of Cinchona in Sri Lanka. The garden is spread over 28 hectares. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted here. External Links Department of Trade, Commerce & Tourism,Central Provincial Council Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Department of National Botanical Gardens
- The Gregory Lake is one of the main tourist attraction in the Nuwara Eliya city. The lake was built during the period of British Governor William Gregory in 1873. You can experience a boat ride or you can hire a Swan paddle boat. This is a nice place to have evening walk.
- The Ambewela New Zealand Farm is one of the dairy farms managed by “Lanka Milk Food” company. The farm is located in Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is open to visitors and you can see the milking process at 12.30 pm every day. The road to the farm traverse through a landscape with eye-catching grasslands.
- The Victoria Park is located in the center of the Nuwara Eliya City. It is a quiet place inside the busy city of Nuwara Eliya. The park has formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria‘s 60th anniversary. Originally the park has been the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park has established by planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess.
- Thotupola Kanda is the third highest mountain in Sri Lanka and the highest point of which is 2,357m above mean sea level. The mountain belongs to Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province and it is located in the Horton Plains. The name “Thotupola” (in Sinhala) has the meaning of “port (or airport)” and there is a belief that, this name related to the legend Rama-Ravana. According to the legend the king Ravana (Sri Lankan) has used some kind of flying machine and he has landed it in this mountain while kidnaping of Sita (Rama’s wife) to take revenge from Rama.
- Mandaram Nuwara is a beautiful small village located in Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, sri Lanka. It is in the foothills of Piduruthalagala Mountain. The village is colloquially known as “mist city” as it is shrouded in mist majority of the day. At one end of the village there is a waterfall called Kolapothana Ella. Mandaram Nuwara
- The Horton Plains National Park is popular tourist destination located in Nuwara Eliya district of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The plateau which Horton Plains is located in is the highest plateau in the country. It is well known for its beautiful landscape of rolling hills, rare plants and animal lives. The average temperature of the area is about 160C. The elevation of the park range from 1200 – 2300 meters. The Horton Plains is spread over bout 3160 hectares. This region was designated a national park in 1988. The combinations of Horton plains, its surroundings forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness is the most important catchment area of most of the major rivers in Sri Lanka. The plains are also habitats for many endemic plants and animals. Therefore, the Horton Plains are well recognized as a rich biodiversity and high endemism area. World’s End The Horton Plains plateau comes to a sudden end at World’s End, with a sheer cliff of about 1200m. This is the most popular place in the Horton Plains National Park and also a key tourist attraction place in Sri Lanka. You can access this place by the circular road and its 4km away from the entrance. If you walk another 2km ahead, you will meet the Baker’s Falls. You can come back to the entrance walking another 3.5km ahead. You can complete the round trip within 3-4 hours leisurely. It is pointless to visit this place when it is covered with mist. So, it is recommended to visit this place early in the morning (6.00am-10am) as the location is clearest. External Links Department of Widlife Conservation – Horton Plains Pollen morphology of endemic species of the Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka
- This is a very beautiful waterfall located in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The waterfall is a part of the Kothmale Oya, a tributary of the Mahaweli River. The St. Clairs Falls can be easily seen from the Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya road (see the map for the most suitable viewpoint).
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