Nuwara Eliya the chilly hill country resort is located at 1800m above sea level. The city boasts the highest mountain in the island named Pidurutalagala (mount Pedro, 2524m), the man-made Gregory Lake, an 18-hole golf-course which is known to be one of the best in the South Asia and the Hakgala Botanical Garden. Nuwara Eliya for its mild chilly climate and the cottage-houses in the Queen Anne style or King George is nicknamed Little England by the locals.
One of the highlights of Nuwara Eliya is the Horton Plains National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage natural site. Lying on the second and the third highest mountains of Sri Lanka, the Horton plains consists of a diverse landscape of grasslands, streams, and waterfalls and is often shrouded in a thick fog. Pygmy elephants that once freely roamed these highlands are no longer in existence. The plateau comes to a sudden end at the point called ‘World’s End’, an almost a 900 m jaw-dropping sheer drop that affords panoramic views of the low lying terrain, which would make you feel the whole effort to make it up to this point is completely worth it!