Lake Gregory is a reservoir in heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea. Since the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka in mid 19the century Nuwara Eliya has been the capital of the tea industry. For many miles prior to reaching Nuwara Eliya from either direction you will find acres and acres of tea plantations, infact nothing but tea estates. There are many factories open for visitor’s which also have tea sales outlets.
Nuwara Eliya Racecourse in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka is the only remaining horse racing venue in Sri Lanka. Situated 1,868 metres (6,129 ft). The beautiful Nuwara Eliya Race Course which lies alluringly amidst blue mountain ranges is the location where the annual Horse Racing events are organized. Horse & Pony Rides are available at the Racecourse and on the banks of Lake Gregory.
The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Sri Lanka. Established in the late 19th century, it is located in the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. It is an 18-hole golf course
Horton plain, its surroundings forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness, consolidate Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area of almost all the major rives. The plains are also of outstanding the habitats and endemic plants and animals representatives of the country wet and montage zones.
The Queen Victroia Park is located by the Nuwara Eliya City center and one of the must visit attraction. This park was name to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897. The park covers 27 acres of land.
Piduruthalagala Mountain and the Forest Reserve is situated almost next to the heart of Nuwara Eliya Town.
Nuwara Eliya being a mountain valley consists of a plateau that is shaped elliptically. The mountains situated on this plateau rises up to 2000 feet making some ridges. The plateau itself being 6240 feet above sea level makes the highest mountain peak that is Pidurutalagala to attain a height of 8292 feet (2527 mts) above sea level
Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other four are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.
The small town of Ambewela is another popular attraction commonly referred to as Sri Lanka's “Little New Zealand” that is famed for its pleasant climate, as well as spectacular hills and grasslands