This post is in continuation of my earlier posts about Sri Lanka trip. You can read last post of the day spent in Kandy here. Second day of the trip was spent in exploring Nuwara Eliya and nearby Ramboda town.
We had stopped at Ramboda Falls Hotel for our breakfast and the hotel overlooks the beautiful Ramboda Falls.
Tea Plantations in Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is famous for its tea plantations and English countryside architecture. We had visited one of the Dilmah Tea Estates for the factory’s tour. They took us through the whole process of drying the leaves, separating them and finally processing it. We could not take any pictures of the whole process.
Next stop for the day was Sita Temple.
Sita Temple in Nuwara Eliya
It is believed that this place was part of Ashok Vatika, where Ravana had kept Goddess Sita after abduction. Lord Hanuman had met her here and folk tale suggests that there are footprints of Lord Hanuman on the nearby rocks. The temple is small and was not very crowded.
We also went to Gregory Lake, it has options for boating & pony riding. I found the prices were on a bit higher side for foreign visitors.
The evening was spent strolling in the city. The city has British influence and hence also named ‘Little England’. It takes you back in time and one can imagine Britishers enjoying the cool summer breeze in the city and riding their horses. Makes a good picture!
The thing that I liked most about Sri Lanka was the cleanliness and traffic sense. Cities are well maintained and people abide by traffic rules. Something which I would like to see more in India! 🙂