ATTRACTIONS

Mountain Hiking

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Nuwara ELiya (the Little England in Sri Lanka)

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Nuwara-Eliya the ‘heart’ of the tea country located at an elevation of 1980 meters in the central highlands of a tropical island, it offers the best both worlds advantages, of tropical abundance and pleasant cool mountain climate. While the time climate is sub-tropical, night temperature plunge low enough to produce frost.

Nature and Wildlife

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Local shopping

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If you are looking for authentic traditional products, Nuwara Eliya is a good place to visit. The majority of products sold in this products are made by the local population. There are no luxurious brands to be found in this area. Since Nuwara Eliya is a great place to engage in outdoor activities, it is a must that you find some thick clothes to keep you warm! Visit the market on New Bazaar Street and get yourself a real outdoor outfit – you will be ready to go in no time. If you don’t feel like going for a meal in a restaurant, you can buy food in the local food store, named ‘Hill’s supermarket’. There is another supermarket to be found in Nuwara Eliya, named ‘Cargills’, part of Sri Lanka’s main supermarkets chain.

Visit to Adams Peak

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Jutting sharply skyward from the lush jungles of southwestern Sri Lanka is the 7362 foot (2243 meter) peak of Sri Pada, the ‘Holy Footprint’. Also called Adam’s Peak, the mountain has the unique distinction of being sacred to the followers of four of the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Long before the development of these religions, however, the mountain was worshipped by the aboriginal inhabitants of Sri Lanka, the Veddas. Their name for the peak was Samanala Kanda; Saman being one of the four guardian deities of the island. For Hindus, the name of the mountain is Sivan Adi Padham, because it was the world-creative dance of the god Shiva that left the giant footprint (5 feet 7 inches by 2 feet 6 inches).

Visit to a Tea Plantation

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