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 kidnapping Sita (Rama’s wife) to take revenge from Rama.
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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. Read more...
The Horton Plains National Park is a popular tourist destination located in the Nuwara Eliya district of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The plateau on 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 combination of Horton plains, its surroundings forests, and the Read more...
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 Read more...
Gregory Lake is one of the main tourist attractions in 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 an evening walk. Read more...
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 the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess. Read more...
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 Read more...
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). Read more...
The Devon Falls is located in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka. The waterfall is 97 meters high and it is the 19th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The waterfall is a part of the Kothmale Oya, a tributary of the Mahaweli River. The Devon Falls can be easily seen from the Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya road (see the map for the most suitable viewpoint). The St. Clairs Falls located close to this waterfall. Read more...
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