Only 180 Km from the hot and humid city of Colombo, Nuwara Eliya is blessed to have great natural beauty and pleasant salubrious climate. The mountain station is set in a cool green mountain valley at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in the heart of splendid tea plantations complex. This charming highland is famous for picturesque rolling hills, gushing streams and magnificent waterfalls. It is considered a popular summer resort, a laidback leisure destination known as “Little England” in Asia. Nuwara Eliya was built during the 19th century and its architecture is in English style, looking like English towns, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering.