Situated at a distance of 160 kilometers from Colombo, Nuwara Eliya is the most popular of the hill country destinations. It is a town in the central highlands being located at an altitude of 1868 meters above sea level. It is most often referred to as ‘Little England’ because of its cold weather, gushing waterfalls, and English style colonial buildings. Nuwara Eliya is also home to the beautiful Hakgala Botanical Gardens, and is one of the most popular tea growing areas that produce the ‘champagne of teas’. It is also where the Horton Plains National Park and the World’s End, boasting of the highest gap in the country is located.