MOUNTAIN RANGES & NATURE SITES IN SRI LANKA
The beauty of Nuwara Eliya is breathtaking. The early British settlers favoured its mountainous landscape, cascading waterfalls and sleepy towns nestling into the mountainside. The abundant rainfall, sunshine, cold nights and mists provide the perfect climate for growing tea. As you climb higher the air grows cooler and the clouds get closer. This is one of the best holiday resorts with the most picturesque golf course in Asia.
Beautiful waterfalls cascading down the mountain slopes enhance the beauty of the hill country. The geographical formation of the Island with the central highland sloping down to the coastal plains has resulted in several rivers and streams starting from the central region flowing down the hilly slopes in a radial pattern, creating beautiful waterfalls in several places in the hill country. Ramboda Falls (100 meters) is seen on the way to Nuwara Eliya. Devon (86 meters) and St. Clair’s (73 meters) are two waterfalls seen close to Nuwara Eliya.
Ella is blessed with some of the breathtaking views, you could find in Sri Lanka. It is a small town in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Only 8 km from Bandarawela, Ella is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. The views, the hills, the slopes and the surrounded nature is the key attraction. Ella has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. Ella is situated at an Elevation of 3,415 Ft. above the sea level. The area has a very rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. The surrounded hills are usually covered with the clouds, forests and tea plantations which is great to see.
Bandarawela is a big town, situated in Badulla District, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, which is 28 km away from Badulla. Due to higher altitude, Bandarawela has a mild weather condition throughout the year hence, it is popular among the citizens to spend the vacations with their family members. Bandarawela is 200 km away from Colombo and about 125 km away from Kandy, Colombo and Kandy being two capital cities in Sri Lanka. Both roads and railway transportation facilities are available to reach the area within a few hours. Bandarawela town, tinted with a colonial past resting among lush forestation has found its niche among its visitors as a base for eco-tourism.