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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 ...

Single TreeThe 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. Situated 6890 ft above meansea level and takes about 90 minutes to reach the top. Single Tree hill is the best vantage point to observe the beauty of Nuwara Eliya and the beauty of Haggala Mountain range. Single Tree Mountain unravels the spectacular views of the entire Nuwara Eliya Town including other mountains such as Piduruthalagala and Haggala mountains. After trekking through tea plantations one reaches the top where there is just 1 single tree. This is the 7th highest mountain in Sri Lanka and is easily accessible. If one gets to the top around 5.30 a.m. – 7.00 a.m. one can see the best cloud formations around Sri Lanka and also the reflection of the mountain through Gregory Lake. On a very clear day one can see Piduruthalagala Mountain(Pedro Mountain), Lovers leap falls, Lake Gregory and urban areas of Nuwara Eliya in the northern valley and the southern valley of Adam’s Peak, Seven Virgin Hills, conical Hill and UdaRadella mountains.

  • Location

    Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

    (4.2km from Nuwara Eliya)

Near Places

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Named after Queen Victoria’s 60th jubilee coronation and established in 1897, it has a land mass of 27 acres.

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Gregory Lake

Gregory Lake

Named after Sir William Gregory in 1873, this is a prominent attraction used for water sports and recreational activities.

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Lover's Leap Hill

Lovers Leap

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

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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 NuwaraEliya.

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