The town of Nuwara Eliya located about 2,000 metres above sea level is one of Sri Lanka’s most attractive regions. The nation’s premier hill resort, Nuwara Eliya is the hub of the island’s famed tea industry with many picturesque tea plantations scattered throughout the area.
Formerly the town was a leisure retreat of the many European planters who had migrated to the former British colony, then known as Ceylon. Even today the visitor will notice a decidedly British ambience in Nuwara Eliya, with numerous British-style bungalows and other buildings. Many local tourists as well as foreign visitors flock to the resort to enjoy the cool breezes and appealing climate of the region.
The Labookelle Tea Centre situated on Kandy Road when approaching Nuwara Eliya is always an interesting place to visit. Guests may take a guided tour around the factory without any charge and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea at the onsite restaurant. Those who like to try something new may sample the different flavours of tea available, such as apricot, orange or cinnamon flavoured tea.
Labookelle Tea Centre is also a great place to purchase gifts and souvenirs, with many tea-themed choices available. A wide variety of attractively packaged tea gift packs is featured, in addition to items like porcelain mugs, cups and other souvenirs.
Visitors may experience many other enjoyable activities in the environs of Nuwara Eliya, including horse riding, golfing, visiting tea plantations, hiking, boating or simply absorbing the mesmeric beauty of the waterfalls, plateaus and landscaped gardens. With all this on offer, it is not surprising that Nuwara Eliya is considered one of Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed leisure destinations.
When selecting hotels in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka the appealing Jetwing St. Andrew’s is a top choice. Offering quality accommodations and attentive service, this fine rest is considered to be one of the best Sri Lanka hotels in the region.