Come April, a lot of us have one main goal in our mind: to get away from the heat. While some choose to retreat away from the country all together, a majority of us Sri Lankans opt for the next best alternative, taking a trip up country to Nuwara Eliya.
To keep up with this April trend over the years, the Nuwara Eliya municipality too has come up with a dedicated list of activities for the month of April to keep the growing number of visitors entertained. If you are heading to Nuwara Eliya for the season, here are a few events you can check out or partake in.
Among all things colonial in the heart of “Little England”, horse racing too is one of the key attractions in Nuwara Eliya. While there will be a constant stream of races taking place in the month of April, one of the first races to run its course will be on April 02.
One of the most iconic locations in Nuwara Eliya, Lake Gregory has always strived to please. Be it, the water sports they offer or the carnivals surrounding it or simply the picturesque views it has for your Instagram.
There will be a jet ski show on April 12 and a water projection shows from April 13–20.
Ever wondered why the gardens of Grand Hotel always looked so impeccable and flawless? Yes, they did want to impress their guests but the ideal climate for flowers also meant that Nuwara Eliya is capable of nurturing beautiful gardens, for flower shows!
Every year the flower show in Nuwara Eliya grows bigger and better and this year too, the flower show on April 25 will be nothing short of a blooming surprise!
Thanks to its hilly terrain and gravel roads made for the ease of tea estate workers, motor enthusiasts of Sri Lanka made the most of the rocky situation by organising hill climbs and motor races in the area.
You can catch some of the best of motor sports at the Black Pool hill climb on April 08–09; 4×4 mud challenge on April 15–16 and road racing on April 23.
Bak Maha Ulela
What is the month of April without a good dose of Avurudu fun in the sun! Yes, those kevums you eat too much and the kana mutti you are never able to crack.
Nuwara Eliya celebrates it Bak Maha Ulela on April 25.