Lake Gregory – Lake Gregory was created in the heart of the town by British governor Sir William Gregory in 1873 making it one of the many historical locations in Nuwara Eliya.
Victoria Park – The Victoria Park is a public park and prominent tourist area. It was named after Queen Victoria to commemorate her 60th Jubilee Coronation in 1897. It is a great place to exhilarate in the stunning views of the surrounding hills.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens – The Hakgala Botanical Gardens is the second largest in Sri Lanka. It was firstly an experimental tea cultivation area and then was transformed into a garden which eventually became known for its orchid species and roses.
Pidurutalagala Mountain – The Pidurutalagala Mountain or Mount Pedro in English is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka and is the only prominent peak in the whole island.
The Grand Hotel – Nuwara Eliya’s most renowned landmark hotel, built in 1891 with colonial architecture, which continues to retain the legacy of the 18th century today. It is bordered by beautiful perfectly manicured lawns and sensational gardens which takes your breath away.
Blue Field Tea Plantations and Factories – Walk among tea plantations and interact with tea pickers, learning the process of picking buds or leaves from the tea bushes that go into making the renowned Ceylon Tea.
Ambewella Farm – this dairy farm gives an experience of a difference in seeing cows roaming around in the fields and learning the process of milk production of many flavoured milks and cheese.
Adma Agro Strawberry Farm – A reputed strawberry farm that gives an insight into the cultivation of strawberries and products that would tantalize every taste bud.
Nuwara Eliya Horse Racing Course – The oldest and only horse racing course still in use in the country and is popular for hosting horse racing events in the seasonal month of April.
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club – The Nuwara Eliya Golf club was founded in 1889, and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia. It still retains the old colonial charm and has a 18 hole golf course. A popular and iconic place to visit in Nuwara Eliya.
The Holy Trinity Church – It is one of the oldest Anglican Churches in Nuwara Eliya which was visited by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Horton Plains National Park – Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Horton Plains National Park which is rich in biodiversity with endless species of flora and fauna and also a popular site for hiking in Sri Lanka.
Worlds End – A fundamental attraction at Horton Plains since it is a steep drop of 4000 feet which gives stunning views of the surrounding area.
Sri Baktha Hanuman Temple – This Hindu temple is devoted to the legend of Lord Hanuman during the Ramayana period, where there is a 40 foot large granite statue of him. It is believed that King Ravana hid Sitadevi in this place away from Lord Hanuman.
Seetha Amman Temple in Nuwara Eliya – This Hindu temple is dedicated to Sita which is wrapped in history for it was where Sita spent her days imprisoned by King Ravana and has foot imprints of Lord Hanuman.
St. Clair’s Falls Popularly known as the “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka”, the twin waterfalls of St. Clair’s are among the widest in Sri Lanka and the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It comprises two waterfalls; The Greater Fall (“Maha Ella”) and The Lesser Fall (“Kuda Ella”).
Devon Falls – This tiered 97 metre waterfall contains three drops. Ranked the 19th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, it is a glorious spectacle to behold.
Ramboda Falls – Ramboda falls is a stunning waterfall of 109 metres and is the 11th highest waterfall in the country. The drive around this falls is spectacular.
Baker’s Falls – Baker’s Falls is a distinguished waterfall in Nuwara Eliya for it was named after the British explorer, Samuel Baker in the 18th century. It is 20 metres tall which is not very high but indeed very beautiful with different views at different angles.
Mohini Falls – Mohini falls 30 metres in height and is said to resemble the flowing locks of a woman with a scenic view of beauty around.
Lover’s Leap Falls – This magnificent waterfall is popular for it is tied to a legendary tale of two lovers who had leapt to their death for love. It stands 30 metres tall and the access to this spot cuts across a tea estate which is a beautiful excursion.
Dunsinane Falls – A waterfall with an impressive height of 100 metres that lies between two tea plantations, the Dunsinane estate and the sheen estate.
Kolapathana Ella Waterfall – It’s located in the small village of Mandaramnuwara, and is one of the largest waterfalls in that area.
Bomburuella Waterfall – The widest waterfall in Sri Lanka since it comprises little waterfalls together.
Laxapana Falls – The Laxapana falls is the 8th highest waterfall in the country with a height of 126 metres.
Bambarakanda Ella Falls – The Highest waterfall in Sri Lanka cascading from a lush cliff falling 240 metres from Horton Plains into the Valawe River.
St. Benedicts Monastery – A colonial bungalow converted into a monastery with beautiful gardens retaining the old world charm.