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Nuwara Eliya Travel Guide

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Nuwara Eliya Travel Guide

Also known as the City of Lights, Nuwara Eliya, is a city in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. You’ll experience picturesque landscapes and extraordinary attractions when you come to this unique city.

Hotels in Nuwara Eliya

  • The Tea Factory – In the 1930’s this luxury hotel was once a tea factory. In 1992, the building was converted into a hotel. It now offers colonial rooms with views of a working tea plantation.
  • St Andrews Hotel – This hotel is a beautiful place to stay in Nuwara Eliya. The hotel has its own wine cellar where you can go down and choose your own bottle.
  • Grand Hotel – This unique quality building has a colonial style. There are some non-smoking rooms available in the old wing of the hotel. The restaurant serves a delightful Indian cuisine.

Notable Shopping Experience

Many of the tea plantations or factories are open to the public. There is usually a bar or shop next to them so you can sit down and have a cup. After your drink, you can buy a package of tea. There are many different types and quantities to choose from.

The Cargills Food City is a small supermarket with inexpensive goods. They sell a multitude of grocery and toiletry items that you can purchase during your stay.

Ways to Get Around

You may want to hire a driver if you need to get from the airport to the metro station. The buses are usually extremely crowded and they only travel to most of the major towns. Once you get to Nuwara Eliya, you may consider taking a Tuk Tuk, or auto rickshaw, to get around the city.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about traveling in Nuwara Eliya.

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