Rent a tuktuk in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka!

The best way to travel to the beautiful Nuwara Eliya is by driving your own tuk-tuk. Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. Often referred to as ‘Little England’, this genteel highland community does have a rose-tinted, vaguely British country- village feel to it.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya, the “city of lights”, is the highest town in Sri Lanka and that means a break from the oppressive heat and humidity that surrounds the rest of the country. It offers many activities for tourists including visits to tea plantations, golfing, horse riding, boating, hiking, and of course exploring the beauty of the landscaped gardens, waterfalls and plateaus. Hemmed in by three of the highest mountains in the country; Piduruthalagala, Great Western and Haggala, the city looks very isolated. Yet it’s just a four-hour drive from Colombo.

Here’s a few top destinations, food options, and accommodation places for you.

How to book a tuktuk in Nuwara Eliya

  1. RESERVE YOUR TUKTUK.
  2. Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
  3. Upload your license details through the link in the email.
  4. Get ready at your requested booking time at Araliya Green City- TukTuk Rental Meeting Point.

Need more help? Email us at HELLO@TUKTUKRENTAL.COM or call/WhatsApp us on +94 772928618 and we’ll answer any of your questions! 

Sights

Single Tree Hill

Is the best vantage point to observe the beauty of Nuwara Eliya. Easily accessed by use of the road across the tea estate. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Piduruthalagala mountain, Haggala Mountain, Lake Gregory, and the entire town of Nuwara Eliya. For the location to Single Tree Hill click here.

St.Clair’s Falls

It is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and called the little Niagara of Sri Lanka. These falls are unusual type consisting of a double cascade derived from different water sources. For the location to the falls click here.

Horton Plains

To experience a wonderful hike: the best time to explore is early in the morning just as the sun rises. Tickets can be obtained at the gate (LKR 4000 for foreigners). For the location to Horton, plains click here.

Bluefield

A fascinating insight into the process of growing and manufacturing tea as well as the various blends produced. For the location to Bluefield click here.

Sita Temple

This is a lively sight at the hill. The Sita temple is a golden structure depicting Ashok Vitaka where Goddess Sita was kept captive by Ravana and lost hanuman’s feet and hand imprinting. For the location to the temple click here.

Food & Drinks

Lake View Pub

An International standard pub, they offer international cuisines as well. It would cost around $15 for two, and they also serve alcohol. Click here to get the location to the pub.

Edinburgh Tea Train

Serves European, Asian, International, and Sri Lankan cuisine, and they also have vegetarian, vegan gluten-free options. It would cost around $8 per person for a main meal. Click here to get the location to the restaurant.

Barnes Hall

Serves European, Asian, International, and Sri Lankan cuisine, and they also have vegetarian, vegan gluten-free options. It would cost around $8 per person for a main meal. Click here to get the location to the restaurant.

Tea Factory Hotel Restaurant

Serves Asian and Sri Lankan dishes, they also offer vegetarian and vegan options, would cost around $7 per person for a main meal. Click here to get the location to the restaurant.

Hela Bojun Hala

For authentic Sri Lankan cuisine head over to this restaurant. It would cost around $2-3 per person for a main meal. Click here to get the location to the restaurant.

Accommodation

Ferncliff 

This Bungalow built-in 1846, Ferncliff bungalow is a rustic heritage bungalow in Nuwara Eliya. It would cost around $198 for two people. To check out their website for more information click here.

Luxe Wilderness

Located in possibly the most breathtaking location in the whole of Nuwara Eliya. Overlooking Nuwara Eliya city, Lake Gregory, Tea Plantations, Mount Pedro. It would cost $100 for two people. To check out their website for more information click here.

Sherwood Cottage

Located close to the city center, with beautiful scenery. It would cost around $19 for two people. To check out their website for more information click here.

Aaradhya Villa

Situated in Nuwara Eliya, just 3 Km from Lake Gregory and 4 Km from Hakgala Botanical gardens. It would cost around $19 for two people. To check out their website for more information click here.

Suriya Guest

Located in a very quiet surrounding and a nice view of Lake Gregory. It would cost $27 for two people. To check out their website for more information click here

How to get to Tangalle from Colombo

How to get to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo by train

Unfortunately, there aren’t direct trains to Nuwara Eliya, but you can get a train from Fort station to Nanuoya where the journey lasts approximately 6 hours and 5 minutes and would cost you Rs 650 in the first class (which will guarantee you a seat).

And then from Nanuoya to Nuwara Eliya, you could take a taxi which would cost you around Rs 1700-Rs 2100 and the journey is about 9 minutes.

How to get to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo by bus

There are bus services from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal to Nuwara Eliya (no.79). The journey takes approximately 6 hours and would cost around Rs 180- Rs 250.

How to get to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo by taxi

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you. 

This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 2 hours and 46 minutes from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya which will cost you around Rs 14000- Rs 18000.

How to book a tuktuk in Nuwara Eliya

  1. RESERVE YOUR TUKTUK.
  2. Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
  3. Upload your license details through the link in the email.
  4. Get ready at your requested booking time at Araliya Green City- TukTuk RentalMetting Point.

Need more help? Email us at HELLO@TUKTUKRENTAL.COM or call/WhatsApp us on +94 772928618 and we’ll answer any of your questions!

By renting a tuktuk through tuktukrental.com you can start and end your journey in Sri Lanka at any of our 27+ locations around the island.

Whats more, you’ll be supporting the local economy and one of our valued tuktuk owners. We are a social enterprise and all of our vehicles are owned by local Sri Lankans.

tuktukrental.com Nuwara Eliya location details

After you make a booking, one of our driving instructors will meet you at Araliya Green City and handover your tuk-tuk and provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson.

Araliya Green City(Nuwara Eliya) – tuktukrental.com Meeting Point

No.01 Glenfall road, Nuwara Eliya 22200

We’ll be in communication with you in the period leading up to your reservation to make sure everything has been arranged for you (including your local driving permit).