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The History

history

The history of Nuwara Eliya roughly dates back to 1818 when Dr. John Davy discovered Nuwara Eliya as a place with a similar ...

Race Course GroundSituated in the heart of the city, this beautiful Race Course lies alluringly amidst blue mountain ranges, was once one of the most fashionable venues in the 1950s giving an air of Ascot in England. Horse races are held during the April season and are a great attraction among the upper middle class. However others too come here to watch the races. Surrounded by beautiful flower beds and modest pavilion, it can be reached easily. 1868 meters above sea level. The most notable event is the Governor’s Cup. Situated at the end of Victoria Park it can be seen from the Post Office and is easily accessible by taxi or on foot. Highest in the world. Main entrance from Badulla Road. Surrounded by British Colonial Grand houses done in Tudor style giving a touch of little England. Horse and Pony rides are available.

  • Location

    Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Near Places

Lover's Leap Waterfall

Lovers Leap

Lovers leap is an impressive water fall which is known for its romantic folklore. To reach this place one has to go through the tea factory and reach the tea manager’s bungalow along a dirt road.

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Shanthipura

Shanthipura

Shanthipura is the highest village in North East of Sri Lanka and accessible from the Nuwara Eliya Kandy road.

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Single Tree Hill

Single Tree

The word “Single Tree” has been in existence from time immemorial. An excellent view of the sun rise can be seen from the top of this mountain.

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Pedro Mountain

Pedro Mountain

Popularly known as Piduruthalagala , where the radio transmitting station is seen at the summit of the mountain from Nuwara Eliya.

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