Day 7. Nuwara Eliya

Overnight – Heritance Tea Factory

Flexible & Optional Day. This is a flexible day, with your guide available as per your preferences. It can also be removed, thereby shortening the itinerary by 1 day. Besides enjoying the extensive facilities and incredible views of your lodging, we recommend that you consider the following options for this day:

Horton Plains National Park: FULL DAY ACTIVITY. The second most visited site (after the tea plantations) in the Nuwara Eliya Region, this is a bit of a drive and a very early morning start is recommended to avoid the clouds that roll in later. There are moderate treks that can be enjoyed to various viewpoints (such as World’s End) and waterfalls (such as Baker Falls). Roundtrip treks usually take from 3 to 4 hours, and there are nice views to be enjoyed at different places in the national park

St Clair’s Falls: HALF DAY ACTIVITY. The waterfall is also a bit of a drive from your hotel, but for many visitors the scenic drive is more than worth it. The wide waterfall cascades down various stone terraces.

Hakgala Botanical Garden. The second largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka has over 10,000 species of plants and the best time to catch the blooming flowers is during spring. The hundreds of varieties of orchids and roses are one of the main attractions.

Victoria Park & Museum: This public park is located in town and offers unique avian life as well as a small museum that illustrates the park’s journey over the last couple of centuries. Gregory Lake & Park: A small wetland area converted into a lake by the British, this is a good option for families as it offers boating (including swan boats) and other activities such as horse riding. As in all of this region, the surrounding views are wonderful.

Seetha Amman Temple: Located near Haggala Botanical Gardens, this recently constructed temple is of special significance to Hindus. As detailed in the Ramayan, it marks the location where King Ravan imprisoned Goddess Sita after he kidnapped her.

Flexible & Optional Day. This is a flexible day, with your guide available as per your preferences. It can also be removed, thereby shortening the itinerary by 1 day. Besides enjoying the extensive facilities and incredible views of your lodging, we recommend that you consider the following options for this day:

 

Horton Plains National Park: FULL DAY ACTIVITY. The second most visited site (after the tea plantations) in the Nuwara Eliya Region, this is a bit of a drive and a very early morning start is recommended to avoid the clouds that roll in later. There are moderate treks that can be enjoyed to various viewpoints (such as World’s End) and waterfalls (such as Baker Falls). Roundtrip treks usually take from 3 to 4 hours, and there are nice views to be enjoyed at different places in the national park

 

St Clair’s Falls: HALF DAY ACTIVITY. The waterfall is also a bit of a drive from your hotel, but for many visitors the scenic drive is more than worth it. The wide waterfall cascades down various stone terraces.

 

Hakgala Botanical Garden. The second largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka has over 10,000 species of plants and the best time to catch the blooming flowers is during spring. The hundreds of varieties of orchids and roses are one of the main attractions.

Victoria Park & Museum: This public park is located in town and offers unique avian life as well as a small museum that illustrates the park’s journey over the last couple of centuries. Gregory Lake & Park: A small wetland area converted into a lake by the British, this is a good option for families as it offers boating (including swan boats) and other activities such as horse riding. As in all of this region, the surrounding views are wonderful.

 

Seetha Amman Temple: Located near Haggala Botanical Gardens, this recently constructed temple is of special significance to Hindus. As detailed in the Ramayan, it marks the location where King Ravan imprisoned Goddess Sita after he kidnapped her.