Sri Lanka Central Province

Nuwara Eliya

A picturesque town in Sri Lanka's Central Province, known for its tea plantations, cool climate, and British colonial heritage.

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They call Nuwara Eliya ‘Little England.’. It was built and founded by British explorer Samuel Baker back in the 1800s. He envisaged it to be the perfect place for colonial governors to rest, away from the high heat of the coast. In time, the spot became one of the epicenters of Sri Lankan tea production, which can still be seen today in the sweeping plantations. There are also Victorian-styled buildings and quaint country cottages aplenty.

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Nuwara Eliya Articles

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