Nuwara Eliya Vacations

The cooler climes of the hills around Nuwara Eliya provided welcome respite for the British as well as proving to be fertile land for one of Sri Lanka’s more famous exports, tea. Still providing an escape from the heat and an excellent cup of tea, Nuwara Eliya and the emerald green studded hills that surround it offer picturesque scenery and a relaxing stay in a charmingly converted tea bungalow.

Nuwara Eliya

While the town of Nuwara Eliya offers an interesting insight into the life of a colonial tea planter, with its clubs and mock-Tudor buildings, the real beauty of the region lies in the hills. Stay in a former tea planter’s bungalow to experience the serenity of a tea estate, soaking in the striking views with afternoon tea on the veranda or wandering through the rows of tea bushes where women expertly pluck the ‘two leaves and a bud’.