Set in the heart of the hill country, these beautiful towns are where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne. Well-kept lawns with hedges and the famous golf courses with beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated at 1890m above sea level, the air here is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of cities. Close to Nuwara Eliya are Horton Plains, Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau. Nature lovers will revel in this wide, patina grass covered plain, the haunt of many wild, yet harmless animals and the home of many species of birds.