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Central Province

The Central Province being located in an area from 600 to 6000 feet above the sea level, it offers very salubrious climate conditions. The Province has three administrative districts: Kandy, Matale and Nuwara-Eliya. The places of interest within the region is broad ranging from historical cultural sites to bountiful nature trails, botanical gardens, to spice gardens, abseiling on waterfalls, ride in world’s most famous  scenic railroads and golf courses etc. Ella is already in the bucket list of many visitors to Sri Lanka due to its scenic beauty, adventures and many more pleasantries.

Among the must see places in the Province the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy, the UNESCOS Heritage sites in Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Nalanda Gedige which is considered the most center point of the country, the sites of Ramayana Trail, Knuckles range for exotic hiking the lush tea gardens and experience the tea trails and Ceylon Tea evenings. Also what you might see in Europe is not far away once you are in Reverston in Matale or in Nuwara Eliya, also known as ‘Little England’.

Central Province

The Central Province being located in an area from 600 to 6000 feet above the sea level, it offers very salubrious climate conditions. The Province has three administrative districts: Kandy, Matale and Nuwara-Eliya. The places of interest within the region is broad ranging from historical cultural sites to bountiful nature trails, botanical gardens, to spice gardens, abseiling on waterfalls, ride in world’s most famous  scenic railroads and golf courses etc. Ella is already in the bucket list of many visitors to Sri Lanka due to its scenic beauty, adventures and many more pleasantries.

Among the must see places in the Province the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy, the UNESCOS Heritage sites in Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Nalanda Gedige which is considered the most center point of the country, the sites of Ramayana Trail, Knuckles range for exotic hiking the lush tea gardens and experience the tea trails and Ceylon Tea evenings. Also what you might see in Europe is not far away once you are in Reverston in Matale or in Nuwara Eliya, also known as ‘Little England’.

Kandy

the last Kingdom of Sri Lanka is the host of the sacred Temple of Tooth Relic -a UNESCO Heritage, and the Province is a place for experiencing the vibrant cultural, archeological and natural wonders. Hailing from the time of the Kandyan Kingdom –the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary or the royal pleasure garden follows deep-rooted conservation ethics and is considered as one of the oldest sanctuaries and it has three Buddhist mediation hermitages and the Garrison Cemetery belonged to the British era as well. The University of Peradeniya is one of the most beautiful and well planned residential universities in Asia. Also, the Royal Botanical Garden at Peradeniya is a must visit place as a finest of its kind in Asia inclusive of an exotic orchid house, a historic memorialization of VIP visits including four of the Thai Royalty. The Kandy city is surrounded by verdant mountains including Hanthana range and the lake in the middle of the city adds more beauty to the city. The Ambuluwwa observatory tower in Gampola is an exciting memory.

Nuwara-Eliya

that means “city of light” is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. The town is located overlooking Piduruthalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Due to the high altitude, Nuwara-Eliya has a much cooler climate than rest of Sri Lanka, with a mean annual temperature of 16 °C. But the temperature changes and sometimes it can be as low as 3°C. In December, January and February it is quite cold at night, and there can even be frost but it rapidly warms up as the tropical sun climbs higher during the day. The town is a base for visits to the Horton Plains National Park (the central highlands, which is a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site). This is a key wildlife area of open grassy woodland and the catchment to the largest river of Sri Lanka –The Mahveli River and many majestic waterfalls. The Ambewela farm is another interesting stop for refreshing yourself and learning about the country’s dairy industry. Species found here include the Leopard, Sambar, and the endemic Purple-faced Languor. The endemic highland birds include the Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. The slow-growing tea bushes of this highland region produce some of the world’s finest tea, and several tea factories around Nuwara-Eliya offer guided tours and the opportunity to sample or purchase their products. One of the distinctive features of Nuwara-Eliya’s countryside is the widespread growing of vegetables, fruits and flowers usually associated with temperate Europe. In the middle of the city is the lake Gregory. Another place related to folklore is the Hindu Temple dedicated to `Seetha’, wife of Rama located in the village called “Seetha Eliya” which is on the way to Badulla from Nuwara-Eliya before reaching the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, is related to the Ramayana story in Hinduism. The summer time in April the city gets in full bloom and many activities for visitors are in abundance. The traditional colonial bungalows of British and Scottish architecture bring the synonym ‘the little England’ to Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara-Eliya

that means “city of light” is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. The town is located overlooking Piduruthalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Due to the high altitude, Nuwara-Eliya has a much cooler climate than rest of Sri Lanka, with a mean annual temperature of 16 °C. But the temperature changes and sometimes it can be as low as 3°C. In December, January and February it is quite cold at night, and there can even be frost but it rapidly warms up as the tropical sun climbs higher during the day. The town is a base for visits to the Horton Plains National Park (the central highlands, which is a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site). This is a key wildlife area of open grassy woodland and the catchment to the largest river of Sri Lanka –The Mahveli River and many majestic waterfalls. The Ambewela farm is another interesting stop for refreshing yourself and learning about the country’s dairy industry. Species found here include the Leopard, Sambar, and the endemic Purple-faced Languor. The endemic highland birds include the Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. The slow-growing tea bushes of this highland region produce some of the world’s finest tea, and several tea factories around Nuwara-Eliya offer guided tours and the opportunity to sample or purchase their products. One of the distinctive features of Nuwara-Eliya’s countryside is the widespread growing of vegetables, fruits and flowers usually associated with temperate Europe. In the middle of the city is the lake Gregory. Another place related to folklore is the Hindu Temple dedicated to `Seetha’, wife of Rama located in the village called “Seetha Eliya” which is on the way to Badulla from Nuwara-Eliya before reaching the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, is related to the Ramayana story in Hinduism. The summer time in April the city gets in full bloom and many activities for visitors are in abundance. The traditional colonial bungalows of British and Scottish architecture bring the synonym ‘the little England’ to Nuwara Eliya.

Matale District

portrays the northern part of the Central Province. Matale district is enriched with many minerals. The mountain ranges basically contain with Chan kite. For this, the best example is the Knuckles mountain range. The mountain range contains eroding stones. This situation leads to severe landslides in that area. There are several mountain peaks like Sigiriya Dambulla and Beliyakanda that are historically important and their altitude is 500-1000 feet. The major tanks are Kandalama and Dewahuwa, while Inamaluwa, Talkote and Sigiriya are minor tanks. Kalawewa and Minneriya of the North Central Province are fed by tributaries from Matale District. Sudn Ganga which flows through the city adds beauty to it. The tributaries from the peaks constantly supply water to most of the paddy fields. Several historically important places such as Sigiriya, Dambulla Cave Temple, Aluvihare, Kawatayamuna Temple, Sri Muthumari Amman Kovil, St Anthony’s Church — Wahakotte, Nalanda Gedi-ge, Lakegala, Knuckles Mountain and Wasgamuwa National Park add beauty to the district.