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Nuwara-Eliya is the coolest region of Sri Lanka showing average temperature 16° C. The district is a rich and attractive tourist destination with diverse religious sites, forests, mountains, scenic locations, tea estates, waterfalls, botanical gardens, national parks and other attractions. Nuwara-Eliya city area has many tourist attractions including Victoria Park, Golf course, Gregory Lake, Galway National Park, Hakgala botanical garden and other attractions. Nuwara-Eliya area covers hill areas and it has a wealth of beautiful mountain ranges including Piduruthalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka, Kirigalpoththa, Sri Pada and Saptha Kanya mountains. The area has 37 beautiful and the most popular waterfalls such as Lakshpana, Aberdeen, Gartmore, Mohini, Ramboda, Devon, St. Claire’s, Beakers, Lovers Leap. There are many attractive lakes and reservoirs which include Gregory Lake, Kande-Ela Lake, Moraya Lake and Castlereigh, Maussakele and Kotmale reservoirs in Nuwara-Eliya. The area is home for diverse and exotic wildlife in Horton Plains, Galway National Park, Piduruthalagala forest, Hakgala strict nature reserve. Famous Hakgala botanical garden is also located in Nuwara-Eliya. The most significant attraction in the district is Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) which is popular among both domestic and international tourists. The district is home for many religious places of worship. Amongst the well-known places are Seetha-Eliya Kovil and the Holy Trinity Church in Nuwara-Eliya.  The district produces much of the famous Ceylon tea, planted initially by the British in the 1860s and the area is popular for its agricultural landscape consisting of vegetable, floriculture and fruit farms and dairy farms in Ambewela.