The only place in Sri Lanka's tropical climate where you can warm up in front of a fireplace; Nuwara Eliya, at an altitude of 6000 ft above sea level, offers an ideal get away from the warm, humid coastal belt.
Surrounded by tea plantations, waterfalls and lush forest vegetation, the hill station of Nuwara Eliya is at the foot of Mt. Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. The distance from the Bandaranaike International Airport to Nuwara Eliya is approximately 170 km and the journey by road, which passes through some of the most picturesque landscapes of the country, will take about 5 hours. A walk around the town will take you back in history as you explore the colonial buildings which stand as a landmark to the British influence of the time. The Cottage by Jetwing is conveniently located in the centre of the Nuwara Eliya town and is within walking distance of some of the main attractions.