Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s hghest town, likes to be referred to as „Little England“ due to its colonial architecture in the Tudor style and garden landscapes and its tradition of distinguished club life. The cool climate attracted the British high society during the hottest month of the year. Nuwara Eliya was Sri Lanka’s hillstation. Nuwara Eliya was inhabited not before the 19th century. English and Scottish pioneers invented vegetable plantations in the misty and rainy and cold region in order to provide European food for the British families in Colombo. Nuwara Eliya has also become the name of one of the three highest tea regions of Sri Lanka. It stretches from the town along the Kandy road. Lambookellie, which is Sri Lanka’s largest tea plantation and Bluefield and Glenloch are open to the public, all of them are close to the most frequented access road to Nuwara Eliya, which starts in Gampola near Kandy. For Indian travellers or Hindu pilgrims in particular, Nuwara Eliya is the number one destination für spiritual journeys in Sri Lanka, as it is the nearby Sita Eliya which is believed to be the famous Ashoka Vatika of the Ramayana epic, the hiding place of Sita during her captivity on the island.
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