Nuwara Eliya travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nuwara Eliya

With a population of 25,775, Nuwara Eliya is a must-see destination in Central, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Nuwara Eliya to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya in May
Estimated hotel price
$164
1 night at 3-star hotel
Nuwara Eliya in May
Estimated hotel price
$164
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Nuwara Eliya

Plane

Although Nuwara Eliya doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir (NUF), which is located 26 km from Nuwara Eliya.

Car

Another option to get to Nuwara Eliya is to pick up a car hire from Colombo, which is about 104 km from Nuwara Eliya. You’ll find branches of SR RENT A CAR and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Colombo.

Plane

Although Nuwara Eliya doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir (NUF), which is located 26 km from Nuwara Eliya.

Car

Another option to get to Nuwara Eliya is to pick up a car hire from Colombo, which is about 104 km from Nuwara Eliya. You’ll find branches of SR RENT A CAR and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Colombo.

Airports near Nuwara Eliya

Airlines serving Nuwara Eliya

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,657 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,026 reviews)
Finnair
Good (850 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,787 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (535 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (741 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,569 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (777 reviews)
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Where to stay in Nuwara Eliya

From 5-star hotels such as the Heritance Tea Factory to great affordable options like the Hotel Rising Lion, Nuwara Eliya offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $84 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $160 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Nuwara Eliya

Most booked hotels in Nuwara Eliya

Grand Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$326+
Heritance Tea Factory
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$172+
Jetwing St Andrew's
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$190+
Araliya Green Hills Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$149+
Unique Cottages
3 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$86+

Hiring a car in Nuwara Eliya

Expect to pay $2.26 per litre in Nuwara Eliya (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $27.03 and $36.03.

Expect to pay $2.26 per litre in Nuwara Eliya (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $27.03 and $36.03.