Shadowed by the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya (or “City of Light” in Sinhalese) is renowned for its temperate cool climate and rolling hills of emerald green Ceylon tea. From simple beginnings as an experimental agricultural settlement, Nuwara Eliya has evolved into a popular stop for travelers wanting to explore the nearby Horton Plains. The city is steeped in old-world colonial charm ingrand houses and bungalows (with immaculate lawns and box hedges) like the Grand Hotel or the Hill Club. A walk around Lake Gregory offers beautiful views over the water and during the season, the Nuwara Eliya Racecourse is a hive of true Ascot style horse race activity. Points of interest include the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, Post Office, Queens Cottage, Holy Trinity Church and the Victoria Park with its blooming flowers. Worth a visit is a trek to World’s End and the tropical Hakgala Botanical Park.