Nuwara Eliya is a hill station in a picturesque mountain valley at an elevation of 1,868 m (6,128 ft). The city is particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass contributes to the locality’s reputation to be Sri Lanka’s best example for the former "colonial British style". Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls and mock-Tudor half-timbering.
Nuwara Eliya is blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it's hard to imagine that it is only 180 kilometers away from the hot and humid Colombo. Temperatures are: 14-21 degrees C (Jan- April) 16-18 degrees C (May-Aug) and 15- 18 degrees C (Sept-Dec).