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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 ...

ThotupolaIt is a unique mountain forest ecosystem of Horton Plains. This is the 3rd highest peak in Sri Lanka. Its historical significance is due to the legend where it is stated that it was the landing place of king /Rawana when returning from India. This mountain can be trekked and the ascent starts right from the beginning. The trail to the top is through rough terrain but also through tunnels of trees and suddenly emerges on to clear grass areas. A must for the adventure lovers and there is a possibility of seeing wild life too. It gives a splendid view of Horton plains. Dotted with rich rare foliage the vegetation is a patch work of coloured forest and wet Patana dotted with shrubs and herbs in between. Thotupola Kanda can be reached from February to April and offers many breadth taking views of the surrounding savanna, the forest patches of Horton Planes.

  • Location

    Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

    (19.5km from Nuwara Eliya)

Near Places

Horton Plains

Horton Plains

The park lies approximately 20 Km south of Nuwara Eliya.Horton Plains, the surrounding forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness constitute Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area, of almost all major rivers.

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New Zealand Farm

New Zealand Farm

This farm is located at Ambewela which is a few Km away from Nuwara eliya. The New Zealand Farm is a part of the Ambewela Farm which is both dairy farms.

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Kandi Ella Lake

Kandi Ella Lake

The Kande Ela Educational Forest Reserve is situated on a location bordering the Kande Ela tank which is about 12 Km from Nuwara Eliya on the Nuwara Eliya Pattipola Road.

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Kirigalpoththa

Kirigalpoththa

This is the best nature trail in Horton plains and is a small mountain top with dead trees. It is the 2nd tallest mountain in Sri Lanka and rises to 2388 meters above mean sea level.

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