Nuwara Eliya Victoria Park

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Nuwara Eliya Victoria Park

The beauty of Nuwara Eliya is breathtaking. The early British settlers favored its mountainous landscape, cascading waterfalls and sleepy towns nestling into the mountainside. The abundant rainfall, sunshine, cold nights and mists provide the perfect climate for growing tea. As you climb higher the air grows cooler and the clouds get closer. This is one of the best holiday resorts with the most picturesque golf course in Asia

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It is located in 165 kilometers away from Colombo. Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (60th Jubilee). The park was established with the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess in Last part of the 19th century. The Nanu Oya River runs through the park, creating a number of small scenic lakes that greatly enhance the park’s natural beauty.

A large number of rare bird species can be found in the park. Victoria Park is an attractive and well used Place. It is popular with ornithologists, students and people how interest in birds can spend their times in this park. They can get good chances of seeing Indian Blue Robin, Thrush Pled or Scaly Thrush hiding in the dense undergrowth. Kashmir Flycatcher is another attractive bird species found in the park. At the far end of the park is a small children’s playground and miniature ridable railway.