Nuwara Eliya Information
The ornamental park in the center of town, separated from the golf course by New Bazaar Street, is a good place to spot a number of hill country bird species. Look out for yellow-eared bulbul, pied thrush, Kashmir flycatcher, Indian blue robin, grey tit, Indian pitta. Pacific swallow and, along the stream that runs through the park, green sandpiper. Open from dawn till dusk.
Sri Lanka's highest peak, also known as Mount Pedro, rises 2524m (8281 ft) above sea level, immediately behind the town. Unfortunately, the path to the summit, which is the site of Sri Lanka's main television transmitter, is closed to visitors for security reasons. For a view of the summit, and a superb panorama of the surrounding hills and plantations, you can walk to the top of the picturesquely named Single Tree Mountain, south of town off the Badulla road, in about 90 minutes.
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
After the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, Hakgala, 10km (6 miles) south of Nuwara Eliya, is the second most important garden in Sri Lanka. Though on a smaller scale than those at Peradeniya, Hakgala's plantations of roses, shrubs, ferns and montage woodland are delightfully located, with scenic views. Above the gardens, a forest trail leads into virginwoodland - the home of a troop of purple-faced leaf monkeys, a species endemic to Sri Lanka, and to endemic bird species including the Sri Lanka white-eye, Sri Lanka wood pigeon, and Sri Lanka whistling thrush.
And many more thing to do...
Source: Nuwara Eliya
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