15 Things to Do in Nuwara Eliya 2020 (Starting from ₹1300 Only)

Situated in the picturesque tea country hills of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is a pristine tourist destination which is ideal for a surreal vacation. Also called the Little England of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya happens to be the most important site for tea production in Sri Lanka and indeed the world. Home to a multitude of beautiful landmarks, Nuwara Eliya seems to be a charming destination which will take your breath away. Rich in culture, heritage and the best things to do in Nuwara Eliya, it boasts of an enchanting experience for all the tourists. The city boasts of rich colonial heritage as well as being one of the coolest places in Sri Lanka. The natural landscape combined with interesting places makes it an ideal location for relaxation and refreshing stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Visit the beautiful Victoria Park for a lovely evening stroll or go on a tour of Pedro Tea Estate to take a nature walk around the awe inspiring plantation. Tourists can visit some lonely time at the beautiful Gregory Lake or enjoy a boat ride. Gregory Lake is a serene setting, complete with a stretch of green grass and grazing horses where numerous visitors go to chill out. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens is a prominent tourist attraction in the city. The famous Hindu shrine Seetha Amman Temple is said to mark the spot where Sita was held captive by the demon king Rawana in Nuwara Eliya. Although this city does not have a vibrant nightlife the Lion's Pub and the Grand Hotel are some good places to hang out after sundown. The Bale Bazaar is a great stop filled with a diverse array of clothing and winter wear which you can get for a great bargain. If you wish for a vacation away from the buzzing cosmopolitan life, then Nuwara Eliya is just the perfect place for you. So take a break from endless browsing on the internet and find out the best things to do in Nuwara Eliya here.

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Nuwara Eliya Tour Package | Flat 26% off | Tuk Tuk Trip Best Seller
Nuwara Eliya Tour Package | Flat 26% off | Tuk Tuk Trip

4H

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. Tea plantation is one of the main reasons that people visit this area of Sri Lanka.About the activity:Visit the countryside of Nuwara Eliya you will be picked up from your hotel in Nuwara Eliya by tuk-tuk. Start tuk-tuk ride in the town of Nuwara Eliya which is also called Little England. Explore waterfall – Lovers Leap, A story goes that, this place is where an ancient prince and his lover leaped to their death and now it has become a perfect attraction of nature lovers and photographers. The next destination is Gregory lake, famous for its scenery and cooled by a fresh mountain breeze and breathtaking views. Afterward, visit a tea plantation and a tea factory and get an opportunity to know how the tea workers life. End your trip at the hotel by enjoying the beauty of the surrounding in Nuwara Eliya.Meals:Delicious refreshments during sightseeing will be included. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxStarting time: 08.30 amEndtime: 12.30 pm
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INR 2,800

Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya | Private Tour | ₹1300 Per Adult Best Seller
Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya | Private Tour | ₹1300 Per Adult

2H

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is most famous for tea production in Sri Lanka. Grab a chance to visit Tea Factory where the best tea in the world is produced.About the activity:Enjoy a guided tour of an authentic tea plucking experience with the estate workers. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Pedro tea plantation with the guide. Learn and enjoy tea plucking with estate workers. Take a guided tour of the tea making process in the Tea Factory. After the factory visit, taste a pure cup of Ceylon Tea. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 8 PaxStarting time: 08.00 amEndtime: 10.00 am
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INR 1,300

Adam's Peak Trek, Book Now at Flat 25% off Best Seller
Adam's Peak Trek, Book Now at Flat 25% off

1N

Nuwara Eliya

Embark on an exciting trek to Adam’s peak located in the Sri Paada Wilderness Sanctuary, which is one of the largest sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. About the activity:Get picked up from your hotel in Kandy at around 03.00 pm and reach the rain forest which spreads over 224 sq.km. and envelops the Adam’s Peak. The trek begins as you arrive at the Nallathanniya trailhead at around 06:30 in the evening, post a short briefing you can commence the trek. Reach to the top at around 01:00 am and relax and have refreshments as you behold the wonder of a beautiful sunrise. Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner after reaching the top. Descend the trail by 06:30 am and start on the way to visit a beautiful waterfall in the vicinity and enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast. The trek ends as you reach the Nallathaniya Trail Head by 09:30 AM and head back to your hotels. Melas:Delicious packed Dinner and Snacks & Breakfast with bottled water will be served during the trek.Starting time: 03.30 pmEndtime: 09.30 amStarting point & Endpoint:All travelers will be picked and dropped back to the hotel. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 15 Pax
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INR 2,900

Belihuloya Camping Experience, Book Now @ Flat 17% off Best Seller
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32 Ratings

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INR 16,799

INR 13,800

Single Tree Hill with Guided Trek, Book @ Flat 19% off Best Seller
Single Tree Hill with Guided Trek, Book @ Flat 19% off

6H

Nuwara Eliya

Single Tree Hill also called ‘One Tree Hill’ is the 9th tallest mountain of the tropical paradise island of Sri Lanka. The peak has a height of 6890 feet (2100m) above sea level and situated next to the mountain city of Nuwara Eliya.About the activity:Hike up Single Tree Hill, which gives an extraordinary view of the Nuwara Eliya city. You will be picked from the hotel with the guide in Nuwara Eliya. Walk up through the lush tea plantations and reach the top and enjoy an hour to admire the spectacular views and famous lone tree. Gaze down over Nuwara and Lake Gregory. Absorb the panoramic views of the Haggala Mountains and peaks of Sri Pada and Piduruthalagala. After that hike down to Lake Gregory for lunch of pasta, a boiled egg, sausages, and fruit. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel by TukTuk.Meals:Delicious lunch of pasta, a boiled egg, sausages, and fruit will be included. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 10 PaxStarting time: 07.30 amEndtime: 01.30 pm
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 6,299

INR 5,100

Ramboda Falls Hike & Village Tour with Lunch | Flat 27% off Best Seller
Ramboda Falls Hike & Village Tour with Lunch | Flat 27% off

4H

Nuwara Eliya

Ramboda is a village in Sri Lanka, located within Central Province. Ramboda Fall is 109 m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. About the activity:Waterfalls, rivers, tea plantations, and farms are the major attractions of this wonderful village. You will be picked up from your hotel in Nuwara Eliya and then moved to Ramboda. Your guide will welcome you at the Ramboda Falls hotel and then start the village trekking. This village tour will take you through a beautiful river and walk through the Tea plantation. After reaching the village experience the rural lifestyle and enjoy an authentic village lunch.Meals:Delicious Sri Lankan lunch will be included. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 8 PaxStarting time: 09.00 amEndtime: 01.00 pm
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38 Ratings

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38 Ratings

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INR 3,599

INR 2,600

Ramayana Trail | Seetha Devi Captive Life | Flat 33% off Best Seller
Ramayana Trail | Seetha Devi Captive Life | Flat 33% off

7H

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is one of the most important locations in the Ramayana history. Explore the history of Ramayana and the captive life of Seetha Devi.About the activity:Grab the chance to the history of Ramayana and the captive life of Seetha Devi during this one-day tour. You will be picked up from the hotel. Firstly visit Gayathri Peedam, the temple built for Gayathri Amman (Gayatri being an aspect of Saraswati and the Universal Mother) in Sri Lanka. After that visit Diurumpola Temple, the Sinhalese name Divurumpola means ‘the place of oath’. This is the place where Seetha Devi underwent Agni Pariksha to prove her chastity. Enjoy lunch at a local favorite restaurant. The next destination is Seetha Eliya and Seetha Amman temple. The place has footmarks of the monkey god Hanuman. Now visit Ashok Vatika, is a garden, located in Seeta Eliya.  According to the Ramayana, Seeta was kept in this garden when she refused to stay in Ravana's magnificent palace. Meals:Delicious lunch at a local restaurant will be included. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 8 PaxStarting time: 00.00 amEndtime: 04:00 pm
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41 Ratings

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41 Ratings

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INR 2,549

INR 1,700

Horton Plains National Park & Tea Factory Tour | Nuwara Eliya Best Seller
Horton Plains National Park & Tea Factory Tour | Nuwara Eliya

11H

Nuwara Eliya

Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. The original name of the area was Maha Eliya Thenna - great open plain.About the Activity:Explore Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site with this guided walking tour. The journey begins at approximately 06:00 am as you get picked up from your hotels in Nuwara Eliya and proceed to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Relish the cedar site perched on the edge of the Central Highlands midway between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale.Keep your eye so you might see a variety of wildlife including endemic Rhino-horned and Hump-nosed Lizards, highland bird species including the Sri Lanka White-eye, Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Yellow-eared Bulbul, Bear Monkey, and Sambar.Enjoy your lunch at the Summer Hill Breeze Hotel. Visit the Tea Plantation and Pedro Tea Factory to learn about tea production and engage with a tea plucking experience. End your trip at around 05.30 pm by getting dropped off to your hotel.Meals:Delicious Lunch will be included in the package. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 8 PaxStarting time: 06.00 amEndtime: 05.30 pm
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 5,000

INR 3,500

Highland tour from Kandy
Highland tour from Kandy

12H

Nuwara Eliya

About the Activity: This is an amazing day trip which will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka including its tea estates and natural sights.Get picked up from your hotels in Kandy at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Nuwara Eliya.On the way to Nuwara Eliya visit the Ramboda Falls which are 109m high and are amongst the highest cascades in the world.After reaching Nuwara Eliya explore and proceed towards Mackwoods tea estate and explore the fragrant, rich and amazing beverage and get to know of its origins.Thereafter, you have 2 hours at leisure to spend at the Hakgala Botanical Gardens.In the evening at around 7 PM head back to your respective hotels in Kandy.
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36 Ratings

4.0

36 Ratings

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INR 6,124

INR 5,444

Rock Climbing at Bambarakanda in Sri Lanka
Rock Climbing at Bambarakanda in Sri Lanka

4H

Nuwara Eliya

About the Activity:Though relatively new activity in Sri Lanka, there are many scenario, giving you ample opportunities to be part of new discoveries and new climbing routes for the rock climbing activity.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, this rock climbing activity in Bambarakanda can be enjoyed by anyone.Start your rock climbing activity at around 8 AM after a quick safety briefing session.All ropes and related equipment for the climb is included along with a professional instructor.End your adventurous rock climbing activity at around 12 PM.
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33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 5,444

INR 4,763

Day Tour to Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka
Day Tour to Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka

1D

Nuwara Eliya

About the Activity: Explore the beautiful area of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, with this idyllic day tour.Get picked up from your hotel at around 5 AM in Nuwara Eliya and begin this stunning tour by visiting local tea plantations and know more about  tea during your visit to the tea factory.Aftermath, visit the nearby waterfalls, Ramboda Falls followed by a visit to pleasing beauty of Hill County and Haggala garden.Explore the old city of Nuwara Eliya and marvel at the beauty of an old post office talking about its past days.End this delightful trip by visiting a local Hanuman Temple and head back to your hotels in the evening.
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29 Ratings

3.0

29 Ratings

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INR 5,444

INR 5,104

Trek to Kirigalpoththa Mountain Peak
Trek to Kirigalpoththa Mountain Peak

11H

Nuwara Eliya

About the Activity:Kirigalpoththa is the second highest Mountain of Sri Lanka after Pidurutalagala. With a peak elevation of 2,388 meters above sea level. This 7 km trail is accessible to the public. Reach the starting point at around 6.30 AM, which is the Horton Plain National Park, from where your trek begins at around 06:45 AM after a brief introductory session and enjoy the delightful 5 hour long trek.You will be provided with ample halts to relax. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the pinnacle of the peak. Post this, indulge in an exciting photography session.Sri Lankan Leopard & Sambur are two wild animals that you may come across. If you are lucky, you may even encounter a few endemic bird species as well.Head back down to base camp at around 5.30 PM and end your adventurous trek. 
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33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 5,784

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