Hakgala Botanical Garden
Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the three Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka and is the second largest Garden in Sri Lanka. it lies under the Hakgala Peak, between 5000-6000 feet in elevation – the highest set Botanical Gardens in the world. It boasts 100 year old Monetary Cypress trees from California, Japanese Cedars, Himalayan Pines and English Oak.
The Botanical Garden is first as a cinchona plantation and then adapted to an experimental garden for the acclimatization of plants from temperate zones in the tropics. Here can be found all the flowers of an English cottage garden in spring and summer, and much else besides – such as the oldest tea-bush in the island, an ornamental pond and quaint summerhouse. Hakgala (Jaw Rock) rises a sheet 1500 ft/460 meters and offers one of the most stunning views ever. Legend says it was part of the Himalayas carried here by the Monkey God – Hanuman in his quest to help God-Rama rescue Goddess – Sita from the demon king – Ravana. Sita-Eliya, site of Sita’s imprisonment, stands a mere mile away, with the ‘Sita Amman Kovil’ close by
Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. It was built by the Governor William Gregory during 1872 – 1877 periods by utilizing the water from the Nanuoya which runs across the town. It is about 91.2 hectares in extent. It was said to be used for water sports and for re-recreational activities during the British rule.
A boat yard now allows visitors to go boating and rowing.
The Victoria Park
he Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya which is in front of The Trevene Holiday Bungalow said to be named to comorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. Originally the park was used as the research field of Haggala Botanical Garden which is located about 04 km away from the city centre. It is known that this park was established by planting an Oak tree by a German Princes who visited Nuwara Eliya at the latter part of the 19th Century.
The park is 27 acres in extent and about 90% of the tree species available are those of foreign plants. Nanu Oya which flows through the park and a number of lakes within it enhances its beauty. A large number of rare bird species can be found in the park. The park is a great tourist attraction in Nuwara Eliya. It was estimated that over 100,000 local visitors as well as around 4000 – 5000 foreign tourists visit the Victoria Park every year. Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see Indian Blue Robin, Pled Thrush or Scaly Thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth. Kashmir Flycatcher is another attractive bird species found in the park
Nuwaraeliya Golf course
The course is one of the most naturally scenic in the world. It starts from one corner of the town and is nestled into the valley, between the town and the surrounding forested hills.When approaching via Kandy , it is one of the first views the visitor has of Nuwara Eliya.
BLUEFILED tea factory
Ceylon is known for its vast import and export of tea, and here at travene we are able to facilitae a trip for you to the beautiful tea factory blue filed tea factory where you will be able to see the process that goes into making tea and even enjoy a cuppa while over viewing the beautiful tea fields of the misty mountains
Horton Planes and the World’s End
The town is a base for visits to Horton Plains National Park. This is a key wildlife area of open grassy woodland. Species found here include the Leopard, Sambar, and the endemic Purple-faced Langur. Endemic highland birds include the Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. The plains also have a well-visited tourist attraction at World’s End, a sheer precipice with a 1050 m drop. The return walk passes the scenic Baker Falls. Early morning visits are best, both to see the wildlife and to view World’s End before mists close in during the later part of the morning. It falls within the Nuwara-Eliya District 200Km away from Colombo, the capital city. The panoramic beauty of the hill country is witnessed within the park. The Plains are a beautiful, silent, strange world with some excellent walks.
Mountain – Piduruthalagala
Mountain – Piduruthalagala is the highest point in Sri Lanka, overlooking the town to the north. You cannot walk to the top anymore but there is a small path off Water field Drive that leads to a waterfall. From there, the hikers can follow the river up via seven more waterfalls – a neat hike for adventurous folk! This journey goes as far as the 7000 foot marker..
Waterfalls near Nuwaraeliya
St Clares Falls
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