Exploring the beautiful city of Nuwara Eliya

While most people rave about the beaches of Sri Lanka, there is another thing about the island that stands out and that is its tea plantations. Having spent more than seven days exploring the beach towns, I wanted to head out for the mountains and discover the other landscapes of the island. It was the best decision I ever took. In fact, looking back, I feel choosing Sri Lanka as my vacation destination was the best decision I took this year. It is worth every penny and truly a lovely destination for holidaying.

Initially I had no intention to even take a vacation this year. But I was able to come across such a sweet deal on airline miles that it would have been a shame if I had not taken the advantage. To buy miles cheap is no easy task. So I was quite lucky. The miles helped me bag a pretty good discount on the airline ticket and so began one of my most memorable holidays to date.

Staying in a wooden cabin
I had chosen Heritance tea factory hotel as my accommodation in Nuwara Eliya. It was a hotel in the middle of tea plantations. But sadly that got fully booked by the time I went to make my booking. But all is well that ends well. The place I ended up staying in was truly magical. The governor chalets faced the famous lake Gregory. The small wooden cabins were cozy and made the stay more unique than usual. I highly recommend the place to anyone planning a visit to this beautiful city.

Lake Gregory
One of the main attractions of the city is the Lake Gregory. It was man made during the British reign. Now it serves as a popular tourist spot. Speed boating and other water activities are extremely popular there. The area surrounding the lake is developed wonderfully. You will find small eateries for snacking and horse riding is common too. 

Adma Agro Strawberry farm
Seeing a strawberry is always fascinating but the fun doubles when there is a strawberry shop situated right next to the farm. As soon as you enter the shop, the aroma of strawberries hit you. From strawberry juices, shakes, ice creams to strawberry waffles, the farm shop sells mouth-watering goodies. A must visit place in the city.

Pedro Tea Factory
While there are other factories located in the city too, I visited the Pedro Tea Factory. Spread on acres of land, the tea plantations are a sight to behold. The serene surroundings truly make all worries disappear for a while. Of course the factory visit was equally wonderful plus fascinating. You do end buying a whole lot of tea since the aroma is so overwhelmingly good.

I am glad I got to discover this sweet and homely city. If I am lucky to buy miles cheap again in the future, I would love to return to the island and make more memories.

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