The tranquil terrains of the Horton Plains National Park, located at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, is one of the island’s most enchanted sites. Expedite through the plains scattered with scores of natural pools and waterfalls trickling calm waters feeding into misty lakes. The eerie habitat gives you the perfect combination of an African Savannah and a British moor which is ideal for spotting endemic wildlife species. Gear up for some amazing hikes overlooking wild grasslands and a whopping drop of 880m at the World’s End.
Waters of the Gregory Lake show a clear reflection of the skies above, the sunnier it gets, while during the monsoon, the lake is covered in a thick white haze. Grab a boat ride and sail across the lake, or enjoy a paddleboat ride to get lost in nature and time. The green beside the lake accompanied by vibrant flowers is the perfect spot to lie down and waddle around with family, friends and loved ones.
Start feeling like a kid in the park once again. Even if you’re an adult tagging along with your family or a loved one, Victoria Park is the place to be. For over a century, this park has been home to a decent variety of prismatic flowers, tall shady trees, and luscious greeneries. A miniature train ride awaits in the park alongside perfect hotspots for kids to play and couples to have a romantic time in nature.
Sita Amman Temple
A ten-minute drive from Nuwara Eliya Town is all it takes to get to the Sita Amman Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site that plays great significance in Hindu mythology. Saunter around the temple, and you’ll witness a mini-natural spring with engraved footprints on its rocks – legend has it that these are footprints of Hanuman. Bewilder yourself in the presence of statues within the temple premises dedicated to the deities; Rama, Sitha, Hanuman and Lakshman.