Nuwara Eliya can be reached from Colombo via Kandy, which is the gateway to the Central Highlands of the island. Colombo-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya is the most scenic highland motor road of Sri Lanka. Though the city of Nuwara Eliya has no Railway station, the highland railway line that winds past the city of Nanu Oya makes the journey by train one of the most scenic and memorable experiences.
Ambewela is one of the most beautiful towns that Sri Lanka boasts of and it’s situated in the Nuwara Eliya district about 17km away from the city centre of Nuwara Eliya. Ambewela has some of the highest and widest grasslands of Sri Lanka while it is located at an altitude of more than 6000 ft.
Ratnapura meaning City of Gems in Sinhalese is the main source of precious and semiprecious stones (including rubies, sapphires, and cat’s-eyes) mined in the valleys by River “Kalu Ganga” and is located 103 km from Colombo in the Sabaragamuwa district belonging to the Wet Zone of Sri Lanka.
The Tantirimale monastery can be reached via the Anuradhapura – Mahavillachchiya road. 27 km along this road is Sri Wimalagnana road which is to the right. Tantirimale is located another 18km onwards after this turn.
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