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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, which means “city on the plain” or “city of light,” is a town in Sri Lanka’s central highlands. It is one of the world’s most important tea-producing regions. This lovely city is guarded by Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain, Pidurutalagala. It is the most visited hill country in the United States. The town is still known as ‘Little England,’ and the temperatures often dip below freezing at night, making log fireplaces a popular feature of the many Tudor-style homes. The sight of its residents dressed in winter coats and woolen hats hauling large bundles of turnips, leeks, marrows, and cabbages to the markets adds to the atmosphere.