Nuwara Eliya often referred to as ‘Little England’ is the favoured cool-climate escape for many in Sri Lanka; however beside this cool refreshing atmosphere there is volume of appeal in this beautiful town for one to experience. The velvety green tea estates, misty mountain peaks, the touch of an English country village are some of the occurrences in this charming hill country at a glance. The Queen Victoria Park is located in this charismatic town that exudes the best climate to nurture greenery.

Nuwara Eliya is a touristic town but never congested with travellers. Hotels in Nuwara Eliya are diverse, you find luxury five stars, guest houses, cottage bungalow accommodation and low budget motels, so you have much to choose from. If you are confused on how to find the perfect accommodation to suit your holiday you can log on to the Cvisit website, which is a secure online booking service that will make life easier for you.

The Queen Victoria Park was established in 1897 to commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria. Covering twenty seven acres of land the Victoria Park is the ideal place to relax and inhale the fresh highland air. The park is a paradise for birders and bird enthusiasts since you find varieties of feathered friends being drawn to the park due to the abundance of trees and plants available. You find rare bird species such as Indian Pitta, Pied Thrush, Grey Tit and Kashmir Flycatcher coming to the park so whether you are a birder or not you may want to bring your camera to capture some rare birds during a visit.

During the month of April you find the park filled with colorful flowers especially roses in bloom. Although this is the ‘season’ to visit Nuwara Eliya and the park gets pretty filled up with more locals than tourists, it’s worth a visit.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.