• ENQUIRE
  • CONTACT
Tablet banner0
Tablet banner1
Tablet banner2
Tablet banner3
Tablet banner4
Tablet banner5
Mobile banner0
Mobile banner1
Mobile banner2
Mobile banner3
Mobile banner4
Mobile banner5

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is the heart of Sri Lanka' tea country. The highest town in all of Sri Lanka at 6,187 feet (1,886 meters) above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is nicknamed "Little England" and was planned from scratch by the British in the 1840s as a hill station, or holiday town, after they discovered this small basin, surrounded by mountains, with a cool climate afforded by its high elevation. The driving force in its founding was Samuel Baker, a British explorer who also discovered the source of Africa's Nile River.
Nuwara Eliya is the heart of Sri Lanka' tea country. The highest town in all of Sri Lanka at 6,187 feet (1,886 meters) above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is nicknamed "Little England" and was planned from scratch by the British in the 1840s as a hill station, or holiday town, after they discovered this small basin, surrounded by mountains, with a cool climate afforded by its high elevation. The driving force in its founding was Samuel Baker, a British explorer who also discovered the source of Africa's Nile River.

EXPERIENCES

EXPERIENCES

Billiards Lesson

Have a private billiards lesson on one of the Grand Hotel's three enormous tables with the property's resident marker (of 21 years) and an expert with the pool cue.

Hill Club

Have dinner at the members-only Hill Club, which is like stepping back in time into a 19th-century exclusive British country club. Before dinner, enjoy cocktails and a game of billiards, or perhaps learn the rules of Rangoon Snicker posted on the recreation room wall.

Horton Plains National Park

Take a day trip to Horton Plains National Park and spend the day trekking in the nearly 20-square mile preserve. The most beautiful nature park in all of Sri Lanka, Horton Plains offers breathtaking landscapes and is home to a host of indigenous Sri Lankan wildlife: leopards, the hulking Sambar deer – the male of which can weigh nearly 600 pounds – the purple-faced Langur monkey, wild boar, and many endemic species of Sri Lankan highland birds. Must-see sights in Horton Plains include “World’s End,” a sheer precipice that drops more than 3,000 feet, and the scenic Baker's Falls.

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

Play golf on one of Asia’s most picturesque courses. Founded in 1889, the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, adjacent to the Grand Hotel, offers a challenging 18 holes with narrow fairways that demand one’s best driving.

Seetha Amman Temple

Take a day trip to the outskirts of Nuwara Eliya and visit the Seetha Amman Temple, an important temple connected with the Hindu epic Ramayana. Have a private blessing for long life and prosperity with the temple’s chief priest, a ceremony that lasts approximately one hour, and is accompanied by traditional Hindu music typically played in temples, at weddings, and during other cultural events.

Tea Plantation Tour

Visit one of Sri Lanka’s foremost tea estates, which was founded in 1841 and features 1,200 acres of high-grown tea cultivated at nearly 5,000 feet above sea level. Have a private tour of the tea fields and processing factory, meeting pickers and chatting with them about their lives and work.

sri-lanka Regions

SRI-LANKA Regions

MAJOR AREAS

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY

CONTACT US

sri-lanka Goes Well With

sri-lanka Goes Well With

EXPLORE OTHER ITINERARIES

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Honeymoons
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wildlife
With Kids

FILTER TO SELECT YOUR ITINERARY

TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

Fascinating Places to Hike in Sri Lanka

Fascinating Places to Hike in Sri Lanka

Author : Tyler Roney
From crowded mountains with lighted paths that brighten the night to strange plants at the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, some very interesting hiking paths run through Sri Lanka.
Read More
Mid-August Picks from #TakeMeToRemoteLands

Mid-August Picks from #TakeMeToRemoteLands

Author : Travelogues
Temples in Thailand, palaces in Beijing, and landscapes in Nuwara Eliya – we choose our favorite shots from our readers' Instagram feeds.
Read More
A Luxurious Comeback for Sri Lanka

A Luxurious Comeback for Sri Lanka

Author : Remote Lands
This strong and determined little country has fought its way through the hard times and come out on the other side not only with its beauty and culture intact, but also with its eyes on bigger rewards.
Read More

EXCLUSIVE JOURNEYS

EXCLUSIVE JOURNEYS

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India
April 15 - May 6, 2018
Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 7-23, 2018
instagram  Satisfy your urge to explore #TakeMeToRemoteLands
NEWSLETTER

OUR DESTINATIONS

Stay in Touch

© 2017 Remote Lands. All rights reserved

Sign up