Sri Seethai Amman temple-- Sita Temple:
Sri Seethai Amman temple is a unique temple it has been made at the place where Sita Mata spent her days in the prison of Ravana where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. It is also unique in a way that, it is one of the very few temples dedicated to Sita. The temple is located on Nuwara
Eliya Kandy road very close to the scenic town of Nuwara Elia. It is located approximately 1 kilometre from Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The temple is located in the village of Seetha Eliya (also known as Sita Eliya).
It is a basin in the heart of the tea country city. It was massed under the date of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. This is the most extraordinary allure in Nuwara Eliya and all the inspector come here and to spend some time by the lake and calm.This was used as a place for water sports and for pre-competitive actions during the British time. Gregory lake gets narrow during April as it is the best time to visit the city. With the recent conversion in Nuwara Eliya area, many recreation addresses were introduced about the Gregory lake area.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens:
It is the second biggest garden in Sri Lanka.The garden is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve. There are over 10,000 breeds of flora seeded here and during the springtime of Nuwara Eliya, thousands of guests come to see the bud here.The number of annual visitors who come to visit the gardens are around 500,000. The garden is famous for a number of species of Orchids and Roses are planted there. In Sri Lanka, Hakgala Botanical Gardens is one of the fifth botanical nurseries.The rare four are flashing Botanical nurseries, Henarathgoda Botanical garden, Mirijjawila Botanical garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.
Bluefield Tea Gardens:
It is situated at around 2000 m above Sea Level and is surrounded by misty mountains and lush Tea Plants. This tea factory is a hub for fresh varieties of teas. Tea lounge here lets the visitors taste freshly brewed teas. BlueField Tea Factory is one of the largest factory and the biggest in the area. It was built in 1921 and has the capacity of manufacturing over 20,000 kilos of green leafs per day. It is also the “Heart” of Sri Lankans Tea productions and produces the best tea in the world. The visitors call the place ‘Little England’ because it still looks like an “English Town. And it is surrounded by quiet and scenic environment.
The hike to World’s deadline is 4km, but the trail loops back to Baker’s Falls (2km). The 9.5km curved trip takes a leisurely three hours. Unless visitors get there early the view from World’s End is often obscured by mist, particularly during the rainy season from April to September. All one can expect to see from World’s End after around 9 am is a swirling white wall. But early morning visitors can see the tea-plantation villages in the valley below, and an unencumbered view south towards the coast.
The Park at the center of the town is one of the nicest, and best maintained, town parks in South Asia. The park comes alive with flowers around March to May, and August and September. It was settled by planting an Oak tree by a German Princess who visited Nuwara Eliya at the latter part of the 19th Century. The park is 27 acres in extent and about 90% of the tree species available are those of foreign plants. A number of lakes within the park enhance its beauty. A large number of rare bird species can also be found in the park.
Lover’s Leap Waterfalls:
This waterfall is also analyzed as one of the most amazing waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is assembled with a brook begun from Piduruthalagala (2524m) the biggest mountain in Sri Lanka. A sump is built in the downstream to collect water for a potable water system. Visitors have to walk 500m from the main road to reach the place where the water pump is located. And there is a moderate trek of another 100m to reach the base of the fall.
St. Clair's Falls:
It 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. The slump is fixed 3 kilometers west of the town of Talawakele on the Hatton-Talawakele Highway in Nuwara Eliya District. The falls are located along the Kotmale River, as it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool, running through a tea estate, from which the falls derive their name from. And it is the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
Kothmale Hanging Bridge:
The bridge is a very famous and rare haven for the tourists who visit Nuwara Eliya. The people who like adventure should not miss this place since it is once in a lifetime experience. This place has a very soothing atmosphere which will give you tranquility, and provide an opportunity to explore the surroundings including the scenic view of Kothmale reservoir, forest, and waterfalls. It is very exciting to cross this bridge since it always keeps shaking which adds an adventurous touch to it. The Hanging Bridge is also famous for the variety of activities available here.
Pedro Tea Estate:
It is situated about 3.5 KM east of Nuwara Eliya and is accessible by vehicle. Visitors can visit the Tea estate from morning up to 12.30 p.m. At the factory visitors will be shown the full process of how tea is manufactured and then graded and packed for export to all corners of the world. The Pedro tea estate is located in Central Sri Lanka at close proximity to Nuwara Eliya and is located on a landscape with the blue sky as the background with green pastures of tea and water falls cascading, which is a sight never to be missed.
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple:
It is completed by the Chinmaya duty of Sri Lanka and is placed in Ramboda on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya Road placed approx 30 kilometers North of Nuwara Eliya. The Chinmaya Mission is a Hindu divine organization matched in the circulation of Vedanta.The temple itself is placed about 500m from the main road on a hill having a dominant view of the enclosing area. The surrounding garden area of the kovil is spotlessly clean and well managed. The idol of Hanuman is of black granite and is carved beautifully and stands tall at 16 feet.
It is a small town, or a hill station, located in the Nuwara Eliya. The area is also sometimes called "Little New Zealand". The town is situated approximately 17 km south-east of Nuwara Eliya. The climatic and economic conditions in Ambewela make it an ideal location for dairy farming. The Farms are made up of two farms, Ambewela Farm and New Zealand Farm. The Farm boasts of superior breeds of cattle, modern technology and top-quality pastures where cattle graze freely. The result is an organization of international standards in a local setting, producing the best quality milk and milk products.
Golden Temple of Dambulla:
It is a sacred pilgrimage site, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka and is situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres east of Colombo and 72 kilometres north of Kandy. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues. Dambulla is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life and there are a total of 153 Buddha statues. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. It is also known as Dambulla Cave Temple and is a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka.
Sigiriya Lion Rock citadel, also called Simha-giri (Lion Mountain) was built 1,600 years ago by King Kasyapa (479-497 A.D). It is the tale of King Kasyapa a troubled but visionary king. It is a fortified-walled and a royal city with living manifestations of glorious Sinhalese civilization. It’s a unique combination of 5th century urban planning, architecture, engineering, garden landscape designing, sculpture, painting and poetry. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is of immense archeological significance, it is one of the best preserved and most elaborate surviving urban sites in the South Asia from the first millennium A.D. It was a well-planned royal city meant for a flamboyant king and his court with a palace complex centered around a solitary rock. The Lion Rock Citadel Sigiriya stands high above 200m from the surrounding plain, visible for miles in all directions.
It is a unique Arboretum representing the flora of the semi-evergreen, monsoon dry forest of Sri Lanka. Its creator is an Englishman, Francis Home Popham, known only as Sam. The IFS-Popham Arboretum, Sri Lanka’s only dry zone arboretum was established over five decades ago on 7.5 acres of thorny scrub jungle and abandoned ‘Chena’ land in Dambulla which is in the geographical center of our island, where history and culture merge amidst a natural landscape of water and mountains.An arboretum is a place where trees are grown for study and displayed as a tree garden.
Painting Research, Conservation Center:
This is the only place which held painting researches & conservations of Sri Lanka. The Painting Museum of Dambulla was opened at year 2003 & after that is was re-opened in a new face at year 2009 as a Painting Research, Conservation Center, Painting Museum by Hon. Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wikramanayaka. Presently, there is also an architectural conservation section in the museum. At this moment it is supervision under Hon. Minister T.B. Ekanayaka & Director General Porf. Gamini Adikari. This is the only painting museum where thousands of paintings under various eras of ancient Sri Lanka are seen.
Jathika Namal Uyana:
It is situated in 7kms from Madatugama junction of Colombo. Iron Wood forest is a unique forest in Sri Lanka where the trees dominate the vegetation of the 260 acres of forest. The trees protect the small medicinal plants from sunlight and gives its shade to all. The “Mesua Ferara” tree is native to Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia. According to the biologists the importance of the Namal Uyana is that it has 102 species of tropical plants of which 82 are herbal plants. There are 18 bird species and a number of mammals including elephant, leopard, monkey and deer in the park.