Rent a car in Nuwara Eliya
Amidst the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka is the beautiful town of Nuwara Eliya. Also known as ‘Little England’, the town offers a unique climate – early morning mist, cold tangy air, and continuously fresh atmosphere. In addition to the town being surrounded by the most beautiful tea estates, Nuwara Eliya also has a golf course, racecourse, horses, rose gardens, and colonial-era construction, making it an ideal holiday retreat!
From Colombo, Nuwara Eliya is about 174kms away, and the drive is roughly 5 hours long through the Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya (A7) highway. Rent a car and drive to this perfect holiday destination or allow our experienced drivers to safely take you through winding roads, lush green valleys, streams, waterfalls, and tea estates to finally reach Nuwara Eliya. This is indeed one drive you would prefer to enjoy through the window without any distractions!
When in Nuwara Eliya
Whether you are looking for adventure, romance, natural beauty, seasonal events, or cultural attractions, your rent a car in Nuwara Eliya will facilitate it all.
Lake Gregory is a man-made lake located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya. Built in 1873, during the reign of British Governor Sir William Gregory, it is not used for recreational purposes such as water sports and boat rides.
Another recreational creation for the residents of the area is the beautiful Victoria Park through with the Nanu Oya River runs through, creating a few pretty lakes within the park. At one end, there is also a children’s playground and a mini train-ride for kids.
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
This is one of the oldest golf clubs in Sri Lanka, established in the 19th century and has an 18-hole golf course.
Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains National Park is a lush nature preserve located on a plateau in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. covered with montane grasslands and cloud forests, this plateau is rich in biodiversity and home to many endemic species. Not to miss: World’s end viewpoint and your camera!
Renowned for its sacred footprint ‘Adam’s Peak’ at the summit, this 2243m high mountain is an adventurous climb with magnificent sceneries and a jaw-dropping sunrise view.
St. Claires Falls
This waterfall viewpoint will be seen on the way to Nuwara Eliya. Also known as the ‘Little Niagara of Sri Lanka’, this is one of the widest waterfalls in the country. With your private rent a car, you can make sure to stop here for a few minutes and absorb the view.
Seetha Amman Temple
About 5kms from Nuwara Eliya town is the village of Seetha Eliya. This is where the Seetha Amman Temple is, the place where Sita was held captive by King Ravana.