When you think about Nuwara Eliya first thing that comes into your mind is cold and traffic.

Yes, that’s the Nuwara Eliya climate. But there are a lot more romantic things about here. Not to mention, we all think about how to impress your partner on the honeymoon and we always do our best to make in memorable vacation at the end of the day. So here is why you should choose Nuwara Eliya as your honeymoon destination.

The Climate at Nuwara Eliya

As we already know that the climate at the Nuwara Eliya area is having subtropical highland climate.

Nuwara Eliya is the coldest in Sri Lanka and all over the year, this area has a cloudy season. However sometimes in winter seasons, there can be very frosty at night and high mist in the day times too.

As a matter of fact, the temperature there differs from Celsius 1 to 29.

How to visit?

In the first place, if you travel by train from Colombo, you should get off from the train at the Nanu Oya railway station. Nanu Oya is the closest railway station to Nuwara Eliya town. There are buses ready with the train time table for the town.

Furthermore, if you prefer a private vehicle it may take about 5 to 6 hours from Colombo. (depending on the route you choose).

And also there are a lot more places on the way to Nuwara Eliya, like nine arches at the Ella with Ella rock and also the heritage city Kandy.

Boat Rides in Gregory Lake | A place for adventure

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In addition, the boat ride in the cold and misty days with your loving mate will be a memorable moment in your life. And also there are varieties of boats like boats for groups, swan boats for couples to speed boats. However, it will be a big adventure in the misty evening.

Hakgala Botanical Garden

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This is also a famous place among travelers, one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. Also, you can find this paradise on the way in the hilly and cold road to Badulla, at Hakgala. There may be some traffic for parking but inside, the paths with roses and many flower species make you remember the fairyland. However, the best season for visiting this botanical garden is from March to May.

Moons Plains – Nuwara Eliya

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This place is located within few kilometers from the Nuwara Eliya town on the Seetha Eliya road. However, the main attraction of the Moons Plains is the 360 view at the “Mini Worlds End”. At the peak, you can see many mountain ranges on a clear day. They include not only the Piduruthalagala mountain range (highest peak of Sri Lanka) but also, Kirigalpoththa mountain range, Hakgala mountain, Namunukula mountain range and many more.

Horton Plains and worlds end

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As a matter of fact, Horton plains protected and UNESCO declared world heritage which consists of a large number of endemic fauna and flora species. This entire land is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest.

This area is popular among tourists because of this biodiverse ecosystem as well as the World’s End and the waterfalls.

 Horton plains park entrance is located 8 km from Ohiya and 32 km from Nuwara Eliya.


Hello, I'm Shamal and I am a freelance writer who is passionate about Sri Lanka's culture, food, history, and travel locations. Having grown up in Sri Lanka, I have a deep appreciation for its rich heritage, diverse cuisine, and stunning landscapes. As a writer, my goal is to share my love for Sri Lanka with others and inspire them to explore the country's many wonders. Whether it's ancient temples, vibrant markets, or breathtaking beaches, I believe there's something for everyone in Sri Lanka. Through my blog, I provide insights into Sri Lankan culture and history, sharing stories and traditions that have been passed down for generations. I also highlight the country's culinary delights, from spicy curries to sweet desserts, and provide recommendations for the best places to try them. Of course, travel is a big part of experiencing Sri Lanka's beauty and charm, and I love sharing my favorite travel locations and hidden gems with readers. From the hill country of Ella to the historic city of Galle, I aim to showcase the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery, and I hope my writing inspires you to explore the wonders of Sri Lanka for yourself.