Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

From Tawalantenna driving to Nuwara Eliya, getting into the city, and arrived at Windsor Hotel. It took an hour, 26km.

From Tawalantenna driving to Nuwara Eliya, getting into the city, and arrived at Windsor Hotel. It took an hour, 26km.

Windsor Hotel is located in the Old Town center, it is very convenient to go to wherever.

Windsor Hotel; The hotel entrance, dining room, the first floor center, my room.

Windsor Hotel; The hotel entrance, dining room, the first floor center, my room.

Walking around the hotel; Photos are a big supermarket, roadside stalls, Windsor Hotel and Police Station of Nuwara Eliya.

Walking around the hotel; Photos are a big supermarket, roadside stalls, Windsor Hotel and Police Station of Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is “city on the plain.” The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. The population of Nuwara Eliya is 27,500 (2011 census).

Nuwara Eliya Town Map

Nuwara Eliya Town Map

Nuwara Eliya is located at an altitude of 1,868 m and is considered to be the most important location for Tea production in Sri Lanka.

Pidurutalagala (Mount Pedro) Nuwara Eliya

Pidurutalagala (Mount Pedro) Nuwara Eliya

The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala (Mt. Pedro), the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka at 2,524 m. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

The next morning, I went for a ramble through the city.

The Old Town of Nuwara Eliya.

The Old Town of Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya Market

Nuwara Eliya Market

The Nuwara Eliya Post Office on the New Bazaar Road.

The Nuwara Eliya Post Office on the New Bazaar Road.

Nuwara Eliya Main Bus Stop.

Nuwara Eliya Main Bus Stop.

Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya

Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya

The Victoria Park is a public park located next to the Nuwara Eliya Post Office. Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden.

Hakgala Botanical Garden Nuwara Eliya.

Hakgala Botanical Garden Nuwara Eliya.

Walking through the Victoria Park.

Walking through the Victoria Park. Flowers are fully out, public library is in the park.

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and Highway A5

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and Highway A5

Dharmapala Junction of Highway A5 and B332.

Dharmapala Junction of Highway A5 and B332.

Glendower Hotel Grand on the Hotel Road Nuwara Eliya

Glendower Hotel, on the Grand Hotel Road Nuwara Eliya.

Passing in front of this hotel, Grand Hotel appeared.

The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya.

The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya.

The Grand Hotel is a luxury hotel in Nuwara Eliya, which was built in the style of an Elizabethan-era manor house. If you are interested in this hotel, please click on this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Hotel_(Nuwara_Eliya) . As I was brought up in a solid home, so I am not interested in the such luxurious  ostentatious hotel at all.

Seetha Amman Temple is usually called as Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

Hanuman Temple in Nuwara Eliya

Hanuman Temple in Nuwara Eliya

This Hanuman Temple is located approximately 5 kilometres from Nuwara Eliya city centre, on the national highway A5.

Getting into this Hindu Temple.

Getting into this Hindu Temple.

Unique and colorful Hindu deities.

Unique and colorful Hindu deities. Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

This temple was built by Chinmaya Mission, Sri Lanka. It attracts tourists in large numbers, due to its historical importance. Legend has it that this was the place where Lord Hanuman took rest while on his way to search Seeta.

Down the stairs and into the Hanuman temple.

Down the stairs and into the Hanuman temple.

The interior of Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

The interior of Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

Altar of Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

Altar of Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

Religious paintings on inside and outside of Hanuman Temple.

Religious paintings on inside and outside of Hanuman Temple.

Another shrine of Hanuman Temple.

Another shrine of Hanuman Temple.

This area is related to the long epic poem “Ramayana” in Hinduism.

Demon king Ravana

Demon king Ravana

According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, Rāvaṇa is depicted and described as having ten heads and twenty hands. He is described as a follower of Shiva, a great scholar, a capable ruler and a maestro of the veena (ancient Indian stringed instrument), but he wished to overpower the deities.

Rāvaṇa is the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana, where he is depicted as the king of island called Lanka.

According to the folklore, the mighty demon king Ravana kidnapped the princess Seetha who was the queen of Rama and hid her in the place where the temple now is.

There is a small shrine in front of the Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

There is a small shrine in front of the Hanuman Temple Nuwara Eliya.

After the Seetha Amman Temple, left Nuwara Eliya for next destination Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

Flowers of Nuwara Eliya

Flowers of Nuwara Eliya

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