Nuwara Eliya is the highest town in Sri Lanka and was a favourite hill-station during British colonial times. It still has a strong British flavour with English country style homes, plantation bungalows, golf courses, a racecourse, trout stocked mountain streams and a cooler mountain climate. The temperature can drop to near freezing at night.
This is the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea. The mountain slopes and valleys are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls.
Heritance Tea Factory Hotel
The original Tea Factory was constructed in the days of British Raj. The atrium is latticed with steel, colour-coded green to show the original metalwork and red to show which supports were added during the conversation in 1966. The original engine in the basement that provided the main source of power is still turned on for half an hour in the evenings. The original scales can be seen in the Goatfell Bar.