Little England's charm... or not?
Nuwara Eliya, which means the City of Lights, is also known as 'Little' England', supposedly because of the many turn-of-the-century English-style buildings. To be fair the city is really grey concrete heaven, and the only English buildings were the Grand Hotel and the old brick Post Office. This pink-ish building, in my opinion, is the only one worth taking a look at in town.
East of Nuwara Eliya, it's on the way if you visit Pedro Tea Estate.
I don't know if there's public transport there, but even if there is, be prepared to hike. The van had to go up a rather steep slope (probably not possible by tuk tuk) before stopping near a tea plantation.
From there, hike 1 km vertically to get to the foot of the waterfalls. It isn't particularly spectacular but it's a quiet, secluded, unspoilt spot without the hustle bustle of tourist buses and groups. You can also catch a glimpse of birds washing themselves at the falls.
You should be relatively fit to hike up as some parts of the hike is steep.
- Budget Travel
- Hiking and Walking
Tea and chocolate cake
Going to Kendy 15km far from Nuwara Elya there is "Lookelville" (I'm not sure about the name) a tea factory where you have a wonderful landscape and where you can have a tea with a lovely chocolate cake.