there and away
Most buses from Colombo go
via Kandy. For a trip that long, go by Inter-city bus and the big
yellow or red (government) buses which will land you at the Bus
Stand, Nuwara-Eliya. There are no buses activated from Colombo to
Nuwara-Eliya via Hatton. But it is possible for passengers to get
the Hatton Intercity bus from Colombo which lands at Hatton and
then get the Nuwara-Eliya Intercity bus from the Hatton bus stand.
An air-conditioned intercity bus from Colombo costs
about Rs.350.00 and from Kandy about Rs.250.00. Other normal bus
from Colombo costs Rs.270.00 and from Kandy costs Rs.150.00. (Most
of the times the bus charges and other transport charges varies
because of the changes of the cost of Petrol and Diesel in the Country)
Riding the Train
The train from Colombo goes through Kandy as well
but actually takes longer than the bus. If you get car-sick though,
it is preferable of train since it doesn't have to do all the winding
along the bumpy roads. A second class ticket from Colombo is about
Rs.225.00. The train does not go all the way to Nuwara-Eliya. You
will have to get off at Nanu Oya station and catch a taxi (about
Rs.200.00) or bus (Rs.25.00).
Getting around the Town
Nuwara-Eliya is a small town and everything is within
walking distance. However, tuk-tuks are available near the post
Office and Cargills Supermarket, Nuwara-Eliya. A ride anywhere within
town should cost around Rs.70.00-100.00.
There are so many beautiful and scenic placed in
Nuwara-Eliya city and around the city to have so many entertaining
events such as;
Sight Seeing Tours
Adventure Sports etc.
Nuwara-Eliya is very famous place for motor sports.
There are two famous racing tracks; Radella, Mahagasthota. Other
than Motor sports the Indoor stadium of Nuwara-Eliya offers a variety
of sporting events such as; Badminton, Table tennis, Net ball, Basket
Ball etc. The fully equipped Jim at Indoor stadium is also offers
people so much on sports.
There are so many Hotels, Guest Houses and Restaurants
available in Nuwara-Eliya at every level. Five star, 3 star and
other hotels are available accordingly in High range (Rs.5000 and
above), mid range (Rs.2200-4000) and Budget range (Rs.1000-2000).
There are several Banks available in Nuwara-Eliya
city, representing both Private and Public sector offering the facilities
on Travelers Cheques, Foreign Drafts, Foreign Currencies, A.T.M.
facilities and VISA Master Cards.
Places to eat
There are so many hotels and restaurants, pastry
shops are available in this city. Sri Lankan, Indian and Western
food are available at your taste.
There are so many communication centers available
in the city. Some of them have internet facilities.
You can do your shopping as you want at Nuwara-Eliya
city. There are so many shops and super markets are available to