The mountainous city of Nuwara Eliya, surrounded tea plantations; is located 167 km from the city of Colombo. Travel with Casons-Rent-a-Car and choose from our broad range of vehicles such as cars, vans, 4x4 cabs, SUVs or buses, and be rest assured that your long journey via the A7, which should last around 4.45 hours to Nuwara Eliya will be comfortable. Alternative routes, such as, via Ginigathhena Road and A7 will also be taken in to consideration when planning your tour. At Casons- Rent-a-Car, you will get well experienced drivers / tour guides to ensure that your Nuwara Eliya tours run smoothly.
After you reach Nuwara Eliya, here are some things you could do:
Due to the vast mountainous region of Nuwara Eliya, you can take a cool refreshing dip in one of the many waterfalls around here. Although some of the bigger waterfalls such as Devon Falls are not safe for swimming, they stand for great photo opportunities! St Claire’s Falls is also known as Little Niagara of Sri Lanka due to its wide length.
Travel to the World’s End – a popular tourist attraction located in Horton Plains National Park in Nuwara Eliya, which requires a 4km walk to reach the breathtaking summit. Horton Plains also holds the second and third highest peaks in the country.
A trip to Nuwara Eliya is incomplete if you don’t visit a tea factory while you’re there. Nuwara Eliya is famous for its acres of tea estates where visitors will be taken on a tour of how tea is plucked – maybe even help with some tea plucking! At the factory, the processing and packaging of tea will also be shown to keen guests. Tea lovers might also be able to taste the local tea that’s brewed at the factory before purchasing any.
Lake Gregory is a reservoir that was built in the 19th century by a British governor and is located in the centre of Nuwara Eliya city. Visitors can jet ski or take a boat ride along the cold waters of the lake as they take in the natural beauty of Nuwara Eliya. Lake Gregory is also used as a water runway for sea planes.