The Governor’s Chalet in Nuwara Eliya overlooks the picturesque Lake Gregory which is a testament to British engineering from the year 1873, during the Colonial period. A mere two minutes drive from the city centre where a world class high altitude golf course call home, the chalet offers a peaceful getaway from the city.
Located in the cool climes of the hills, 180 km away from Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lankan Tea country, also known affectionately as ‘Little England, welcomes you with colourful and cheery roses, dahlias, and petunias. If you are English you would feel a little dejavu as the town is spotted with British architecture and monthly horse races are held at the city turf club. A Golf enthusiast? Tread the turf, enjoy a good game and test your endurance at the 18 hole high altitude course - the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club.
What does Nuwara Eliya hold for the adventurous? Opportunity to treks around the lake, in tea estates and the famed world's end in Horton Plains as well as mountain biking or camping, water sports and horse riding! Within close vicinity are famous waterfalls where you can try your talent at photography. How long should you stay? Ideally - for 3 to 5 days.