Nuwara Eliya Off The Beaten Path

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    Little England's charm... or not?

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 4, 2004

    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.

    the post office

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    Lover's Leap

    by akikonomu Written Oct 10, 2003

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    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.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking

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    Tea and chocolate cake

    by Poda Updated Sep 5, 2003

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    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.
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