Nuwara Eliya


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Nuwara Eliya

(no͝ov`ərə ā`lĭyə, no͞orā`lēə), town (1990 est. pop. 26,000), S Sri Lanka. A hill resort (alt. 6,194 ft/1,889 m) and health center in a tea-growing area, it was first settled in 1827 by the British. According to legend, Sita, the wife of Rama, hero of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana, was imprisoned near Nuwara Eliya.
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The Government of India has already granted funding to construct 4,000 houses for the estate community living in the Nuwara Eliya and Badulla Districts, and 1,136 houses are already near completion.
The tea plantation and the Maussakelle reservoir near Nuwara Eliya - the most important area for tea production in Sri Lanka
The Earl and Countess will also meet representatives of a number of projects advancing causes they support through their work, including MENCAFEP, whose work to help differently-abled children and their families in the Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee and Batticaloa Districts illustrates the close links between the people of Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.
Caption: Women pick leaves on a tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, in May 2010.
This tour shall also be covering other popular locations in Sri Lanka such as the Pennawalla Elephant Orphanage, Ramboda waterwall, Nuwara Eliya hill station, Gregory Lake, Kandy Tooth Temple and Colombo city tour.
Nuwara Eliya, the best-known of Sri Lanka's tea-growing districts, is the most mountainous, and has the highest average elevation.
I would definitely like to visit the elephant orphanage there, apart from the Nuwara Eliya hill station and the 'Tea Country' about which I have heard a lot.
Department of Rheumatology, District General Hospital, Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan central bank has announced a plan to open an office in Nuwara Eliya.
Beginning with a train ride from Colombo to Kandy, located in the heart of the hill country, the tour then takes riders to Nuwara Eliya, with its fields of tea, and on to the 'World's End' at the Horton Plains, so-called for its incredible views.
Some must-see places are Jaffna, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Negombo, Yala and Pasikudah," he said.
The Nuwara Eliya hill resort 1800 meters above sea level, has a scenic location among high mountain ranges and prime tea plantations.