Things To Do

Nuwera-Eliya (The heart of British Ceylon)

“The Little England” of Sri Lanka, which is the coolest place of the country. Thus, all around the city can see the evidence of the British influences. Travelling through winding roads and lush green valleys, and Tea Estates situated on the slopes and banks of the hills, with tiny streams and Waterfalls and the beautiful misty mountains , one can arrive at Nuwara Eliya which offers everything, as any other town does and more. Its unique climate, and often covered with an early morning mist and the cold tangy air and its fresh and invigorating atmosphere offers a typical English environment. Therefore, Nuwera-Eliya is known as a best place to spend the holidays among the cities all around the world.

“Hermesnest Misthill” is situated at Katumana, which is 3km ahead from the Nuwera-Eliya town and closer to most important tourist attractive destinations of the city. Thus, choosing Hermesnest Misthill will be a very perfect decision to make a memorable and monument holiday.

Nearest tourist attractive destinations to “Hermesnest Misthill”



  • Seetha Amman Temple


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The temple is in the village of Seetha Eliya, which is located approximately 2.4km from “Hermesnest Misthill”. This place is believed to be the site where Seetha was held captive by king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, “Ramayana”. On the rock face across the stream are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Lord Hanuman.

  • Tea Fields and Tea Factory (Pedro Tea Factory)


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The Pedro Tea Factory which has been built in 1885 is located 6.8km away from the “Hermesnest Misthill” and is located on a landscape with the blue sky as the background with green pastures of tea and waterfalls cascading, which is a sight never to be missed. At Pedro Estate factory you will be shown the full process of how tea is manufactured and then graded and packed for export to all corners of the world.

  • Nuwera-Eliya City Center


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The heart of British Ceylon, the Nuwera-Eliya city centre is located 4km ahead from “Hermesnest Misthill”. Take a walk around the down town of Nuwara Eliya and soak in the English town vibe. There are several colonial style houses like the old pink post office, street shops, Sri Lankan traditional products and etc;

There are several tourist attractive areas within the centre of the city.

1. Golf Course

2. Victoria Park

3. Gregory Lake

01. Golf Course

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World renowned golf course of Nuwera-Eliya is situated 5km ahead from “Hermesnest Misthill”. This golf course has been built by British servicemen in 19th century and it is located at an altitude of 1830 meters above sea level. It is an 18 hole, 6075 yards, Par 71 layout.

02. Victoria Park

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The Victoria Park is a public park which was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden is located approximately 3km away from the “Hermesnest Misthill”. The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The park was established with the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess. The Nanu Oya River runs through the park, creating a number of small lakes. A number of rare bird species can be found in the park. At the far end of the park is a small children's playground and miniature railway.

03. Gregory Lake

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Gregory Lake was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873 which is located approximately 3km away from “Hermesnest Misthill”. This is one of the best tourist attractive destination where can have a walk for a relaxation, boat ride or two seated swan ride and pony ride. In British times Lake Gregory was used for water sports and recreational activities. Now a day’s sea planes land on the Gregory Lake. It will take just 30 minutes to reach there from Colombo.

  • World End Horton Place


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World end Horton place which is a protected area of the country is located 29km away from the “Hermesnest Misthill”. It is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated as a national park in 1988.

The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers. The plains' vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer feature as typical mammals and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains. The sheer precipice of World's End and Baker's fall are among the tourist attractions of the park.

  • Moon Plains


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Moon Plains is the latest attraction open to public in Nuwara Eliya which is located from 6.4km ahead from “Hermesnest Misthill” is accessed passing the Government Potato seed Farm at Sita Eliya. This area is now classified as an Agricultural and Environmental Tourism Zone. The main attraction of Moon Plains is the mini Worlds End at the edge giving a 360 Degree view of the surrounding peaks and towns.

  • Holy Trinity Church


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Holy Trinity church is an Anglican church which is located 5km from the “Hermesnest Misthill”. The church was consecrated by Bishop James Chapman on 24 February, 1852. On 18 April 1954 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attended services at the Holy Trinity church, with the Queen gifting a blue carpet and a stained glass window in remembrance of their visit.

  • St Clair’s Water Fall


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St Clair’s waterfall is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". It is located 27km away from the “Hermesnest Misthill”. It is one of six waterfalls affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project. The falls are located along the Kotmale Oya, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, as it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool.

  • Hakgala Botanical Garden


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Hakgala Botanical Garden is the second largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka which is located 6km away from “Hermesnest Misthill”. The garden was established in 1861 and it is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve. There are over 10,000 species of flora planted and during the spring season in Nuwara Eliya thousands of visitors come to see the blooms. This garden is famous for number of species of Orchids and Roses.

  • Ambewala Farm


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Ambewala farm is the largest dairy producer of the country is in the Ambewala town, the “Little New Zealand” which is located 17km ahead from “Hermesnest Misthill”. The farm stretches over 1500 acres of luminous green pasture dotted with enormous cows. There are low sheds for the livestock, little English-style cottages for the staff, meadows carpeted with imported grass, Postman Pat style tractors dragging trailers laden with hay. From the calf to the cow and the process of milking and making cheese can be seen in this farm.