8 Beautiful Places For Excursions In Nuwara Eliya

The “Little England” of Sri Lanka is full of surprises since it has a number of attractive
destinations like stunning waterfalls, attractive parks and Racecourses that one should check out while touring in the Hill Country.
Araliya Green City provides essential facilities for you to make your excursion
at Nuwara Eliya a wonderful and mesmerising one. Here are the 8 beautiful places for excursions
in Nuwara Eliya that you must pay a visit to.

St.Clair’s Fall

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St.Clair’s fall is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka”. It is one of six waterfalls affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project.

Gregory Lake

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Lake Gregory is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area.

Gregory Lake

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Lake Gregory is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. The lake and the surrounding area make up the Gregory Lake Area.

Devon Falls

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Devon Falls is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97 meters high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Fall is formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River and Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.

Hakgala Botanical Garden

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Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a cool temperate climate because of its altitude placing 5,400 feet above the sea level. The mean annual temperature ranges between 16 °C to 30 °C during the course of a year. From December to February, it has a cold climate while the warm climate persists from April to August.

Hakgala Botanical Garden

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Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a cool temperate climate because of its altitude placed 5,400 feet above the sea level. The mean annual temperature ranges between 16 °C to 30 °C during the course of a year. From December to February, it has a cold climate, while the warm climate persists from April to August.

Horton Plains

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The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. In Sinhala, the plains are known as “Maha Eliya” Plains. The Stone tools dating back to Balangoda culture have been found here. The plains’ vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer feature as typical mammals and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but also restricted to the Horton Plains. Forest dieback is one of the major threats to the park and some studies suggest that it is caused by a natural phenomenon.

Racecourse

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Racecourse in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka is the only remaining horse racing venue in Sri Lanka. Situated 1,868 meters (6,129 ft) above sea level the race course is one of the highest in the world. The track has a circumference of 1,800 meters (5,900 ft) (approx. 9 furlongs) with a 333-meter straight.

Racecourse

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Racecourse in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka is the only remaining horse racing venue in Sri Lanka. Situated 1,868 meters (6,129 ft) above sea level the race course is one of the highest in the world. The track has a circumference of 1,800 meters (5,900 ft) (approx. 9 furlongs) with a 333-meter straight.

Victoria Park

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The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The park was established with the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess. The Nanu Oya River runs through the park, creating a number of small lakes. A number of rare bird species can be found in the park. At the far end of the park has a small children’s playground and miniature ridable railway.

Golf Course

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The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club proudly conveys to its membership that in recognition of sporting excellence and achievements and in appreciation of dedicated services and determined commitment, the club was adjudged the runner-up for the most outstanding leisure sports provider for the year 2016 at the Presidential Sports Awards Night.

Golf Course

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The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club proudly conveys to its membership that in recognition of sporting excellence and achievements and in appreciation of dedicated services and determined commitment, the club was adjudged the runner-up for the most outstanding leisure sports provider for the year 2016 at the Presidential Sports Awards Night.

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