Nuwara Eliya waterfalls:
Lover’s Leap Fall
This breathtakingly beautiful waterfall is located at Hawaeliya and cascades down 30 meters (99 feet) from a massive rock.
St. Claire’s Fall
St. Claire’s Fall is located along the Avissawella - Nuwara Eliya road. The waterfall is 80 meters (262 feet) in height and is a wide and spectacular waterfall that can be journeyed to as part of your Sri Lanka day tours.
A beautiful fall that is located in the Devon estate with a drop of 97 meters (318 feet).
The Aberdeen Falls is 98 meters (320 feet) in height and is located in the Kehelgamuwa mountain range.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Hakgala Botanical Gardens is one among three botanical gardens in Sri Lanka and is the second largest in the country. The garden is about 28 hectares in extent and is located close to the Hakgala strict nature reserve.
Location and weather:
Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya - Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a cool climate since the elevation is about 5400 feet above sea level. From December to February the climate is cold, while warm weather persists from April to August.
The garden was established in 1861 as an experimental cultivation center for Cinchona, a commercial crop that thrived at the time. After Tea replaced Cinchona, it was turned into an experimental Tea cultivation station. In 1884, it was designated as a botanical garden. Since then, many subtropical and temperate plants have been planted in the gardens.
Currently, there are over 10,000 species of flora planted at the botanical garden and during the spring season in Nuwara Eliya, thousands of visitors come to see the blooms. The garden is famous for certain species of orchids and roses. Annual visitors number around 500,000 and is open throughout the year.
Queen Victoria Park:
The Queen Victoria Park, 27 acres in extent, is located close to the Nuwara Eliya city centre and is a must visit. The park was opened to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in 1897.
Lake Gregory is an important tourist attraction in Nuwara Eliya. Built under the supervision of Governor William Gregory from 1872–1877, the lake uses the water from the Nanu Oya. The lake covers an area of about 91 hectares. Used primarily for water sports and recreational activities during colonial times, visitors are now allowed to go boating on the lake.
Haputale is a town in the Badulla District of Sri Lanka. The elevation is 1430 metres (4695 ft) above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity with a variety of flora and fauna. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. Must visit locations,
Adisham Monastery Completed in 1931, and named after the owners’ birthplace in England., This stately former country home of Sir Thomas Villiers is located on a ten acre magnificent property in tranquil Haputale.
Lipton's Seat is one of the highest lookout points in the hill country of Sri Lanka. Named after the famous tea planter, Sir Thomas Lipton, this was a favourite point to observe his tea estate. Panoramic views overlooking southern Sri Lanka are afforded from this location. Lipton's seat is located in the Poonagala hills. To reach the viewpoint, travel 28 km from Belihul Oya to Haputale and proceed towards Poonagala for 4 km to Dambatenne and walk about 1 km up the hill through the tea plantation.
Dambatenne Tea Estate
Sir Thomas J. Lipton lived on this estate and the factory still maintains most of the machinery used a century ago. View traditional tea processing techniques and take time to sample different types of tea at the factory.
During colonial times, the picturesque town of Bandarawela was reputed to have possessed one of the healthiest climatic conditions in the world. Bandarawela continues to remain so. Geographically, the Bandarawela area is hilly and surrounded by a large number of mountains of the Uva and Central Province. Attractions in and around Bandarawela: