One of the main attractions within the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is the town of Nuwara Eliya. Located north of the tourist hub Kandy, Nuwara Eliya is more known for the grandiose tea estates around it. It is possible to take the train to Nuwara Eliya, but hiring a driver to take you to the town and the neighboring attractions definitely has major advantages.
Driving to Nuwara Eliya gives you more freedom in terms of stopping by the various tea estates like the Delta Estate, the Rothchild Estate, and the Mackwoods Kellany Valley Estate. And this was what we did. The drive proved to be incredibly picturesque. Along the way, we got to see not only the lush tea plantations, but also the industrious local workers, who have been laboring in these plantations for years.
I assure you that the scenery is so picturesque that it would almost be a sin if you didn’t bring a nice camera along to capture the experience.
One of the stops we made on the way to Nuwara Eliya was Ramboda Falls. This 109 meter-high waterfall is situated in the Pussellawa area, along the A5 highway. Those who are not familiar with the area, may find it hard to find the falls especially because there are no sufficient signs that indicate where it is exactly. If you are one of those who are absolutely clueless about the exact location, it is best to arrange for an experienced local driver to take you there.