August 6, 2002 - The drive to NuwaraEliya aka Little England and the tea country
We travelled to Nuwara Eliya with half the time being spent getting there and back from Kandy.  Nuwara Eliya is a small town, located way up in the mountains in the south central part of Sri Lanka. In fact, it is the highest major town on the island, over 6,000 feet above sea level. This makes for a very pleasant climate - not too much different than the beginning of a New England spring.
Whereas Westerners often flock to sunny beaches for a getaway, locals in Sri Lanka escape the every-day heat by coming to Nuwara Eliya.
On the way to Nuwara Eliya from Kandy we stopped at the Glenloch tea factory.  Here we had a very good guided tour and explanation of tea production - a lot goes into making that daily cuppa.
The highway to Nuwara Eliya switches back and forth through Ramboda Pass tea estates, passing enroute the 329-foot Ramboda Falls.
We viewed Devon Falls on our way back to Kandy, on the road from NuwaraEliya. .
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