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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

City of Light

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Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Densely forested Galway's Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.

While travelling from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya there was many tea plantations that quite literally were on every hill that you could see. The tea industry in Sri Lanka employs over 1 million people and is one of their largest exports. Tea was introduced in 1867 by James Taylor, a British planter. Also there were the Ramboda Falls. These waterfalls are on both sides of the road.

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18/10/19

Arrived in Nuwara Eliya at 1.30pm today, it was noticeably cooler than the rest of Sri Lanka that I have been so far. First place I visited was the Galway National Park. I was surprised to find that there was not a lot of wildlife here given it was a National Park. They charged tourists $2070 rupees to enter which is $17.84 NZD and I unfortunately only saw 1 bird, it was so far away it was hard to know which bird it was. This is why I have only posted pictures below of the walkway into the forest and trees. The 2km walk around the park is still very peaceful and a nice walk.

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19/10/19

Hiked about 2 hours up the hill behind the hostel where I am staying and there were 2 waterfalls. I managed to get close to one by walking on what I believe were private roads, however the locals didn`t seem to mind.

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Was only in Nuwara Eliya for 1 day so not a lot of info on this Town sorry.

Posted by Geete01 03:25 Archived in Sri Lanka

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