Nuwara Eliya is a township in Sri Lanka, situated in the central mountain ranges at an elevation of over 6000 feet. Overlooked by Mt. Piduratalagala, the maximum peak of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya's factual meaning is the City of Light. Developed by Britishers as an accurate facsimile of the British township, Nuwara Eliya manufactures some of the country's best tea. With a regular temperature of 10 C, Nuwara Eliya offer respites from the blistering and moist temperature of the plains. Main tourist attractions are Horton Plains, a National Park where sambhar and leopard are common sights and Hakgala Botanical Gardens famed for its collection of roses and the exceptional fernery. The town is an exceptional getaway for trekkers and nature lovers.