You would think they make the air afresh every day, to continuously delight the senses with its springlike freshness. Wisps of milk-white cloud soften the dark outline of the high rocky crags, and roll down in gentle waves of mist, at dawn. It's a land of piece and silence.
The nostalgia of the empire builders is reftected in Nuwara-Eliya. The town is decorated with buildings ranging in style from Georgian to Queen Anne. Parks, trout streams, an 18 hole golf course complete with gorse, the post office with the clockspire, the Anglican Church with a lych gate and the Hill Club, with its hunting prints, stuffed fish and the polished oak.
Pidurutalagala, the island's highest peak, is a short trek away, and the breathtaking view is worth the climb. Six miles from the town is an excellent botanical garden, at hakgala.
Hortain Plains (27 km), is a nature reserve with a charm of its own. Commanding a panaromic view of the surrounding area it contains rare and beautiful plants and trees and Baker's fall.