Kandy’s location over the river, Mango trees, the man-made lake right at the centre of the town, the surrounding hills, the nature reserve, the temple, the ambience, the royal history, botanical gardens, and cultural attractions around the city; everything about the town is beautiful. Look to the content of your heart & play Golf too .
The town : The town centre, close to Kandy picturesque lake set in a bowl of hills, is a delightful jumble of old shops, antique & gemstone shops, a bustling market & fine selection of hotels, guesthouses & restaurants.
Sinharaja Tropical Rain Forest
The 15 million year old Sinharaja Tropical Rain Forest also known as Lion King Tropical Rain Forest of Sri Lanka, a living world heritage site. Tropical Rain Forest has something for every one with diverse activities & interests: to the nature lover, to the photographer, to the artist, to the ecologist & to the scientist. With more than 18899 acres (6648ha) of hilly virgin, uninhabited woodland in the Sinharaja Forest alone.
The River Belihul Oya, just 20km in length & 160 Km from Colombo, originates on Horton Plains National Park (1524m) high above, then flows, gushes, tumbles & drops through an assortment of eco systems all the way to into modern man-made Samanalawewa Reservoir. The river, watched over by series of mountain peaks including Gon Molliya ("The Hump of an Ox") & Paravi ("Pigeon"), crates some very beautiful waterfalls in its downhill path, including Baker’s Falls on Horton Plains, Pahanthuda Falls & Demodara Falls. Paddy fields surrounding the settlement are fed by streams from the river.
Horton Plains National Park, Central highlands
The best places in the island for bird watching and this is a home to Sambar deer which keep to the edge of wooded areas. Also home to the rhino-horned lizard, a rare relic species,Some lizards with outlandishly fluorescent green scales is also seen.
Marvelous views :Along the marvelous views of craggy peaks, which forms the southern boundary of the hill country, are Sri Lanka’s second & third highest, Mount Kirigalpota (2395m) & Mount Totapolkanda (2359m), which stand at the edge of the park. Horton Plains National Park (HPNP) was recommended for the tentative listing of World Heritage Sites (WHS).
Rathnapura Island of Gems
Nuwara Eliya (The Little England)
The city with the highest altitude in the beautiful tropical island. And true to the expectations, we find breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery in salubrious climate. It’s hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 km from hot and humid Colombo. And you will fall in love with Nuwara Eliya as did the British settlers. The consummate combination of salubrious climate & the breathtaking landscape is a soothing balm, as Sir Edward Barnes discovered when he was governing the island in 1828 & used it as his up-country retreat.
Water Falls around Nuwara Eliya :There are many popular water falls around the town. Many could be visited as a part of trekking and/or hiking expeditions.
Horton plans:The Horton plans are an expanse of misty grassland, rear and beautiful plants, ice cold streams ( Baker’s Falls). The Worlds End is the high point of an excursion to the hortan plans as it commands a most magnificient view in al of Sri lanka.
Victoria park: Bird watching & stroll: Nuwara Eliya is popular bird watching country, & there are two excellent areas close to the town. Galway Land Bird Sanctuary covers 60 ha to the north of Lake Gregory,
Hakgala Botanical Gardens Nuwara Eliya : Bird watching, Rose Gardens, Spice Gardens, Orchid House, Cactus House, Flower Garden, Fernery, Arboretum, Bulb Garden, Rock Garden