Queen Victoria Park
The Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya was said to be named to Commemorate the 60th Jubilee Coronation of Queen Victoria in the year 1897.
Originally the park was used as the research field of Haggala Botanical Garden which is located about 04 km away from the city centre.
It is known that this park was established by planting an Oak tree by a German Princes who visited Nuwara Eliya at the latter part of the 19th Century. The park is 27 acres in extent and about 90% of the tree species available are those of foreign plants. Nanu Oya which flows through the park and a number of lakes within it enhances its beauty.
A large number of rare bird species can be found in the park. The park is a great tourist attraction in Nuwara Eliya. It was estimated that over 100,000 local visitors as well as around 4000 – 5000 foreign tourists visit the Victoria Park every year.
Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see Indian Blue Robin, Pled Thrush or Scaly Thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth. Kashmir Flycatcher is another attractive bird species found in the park.
A mini-railway line is being constructed in the children’s park in the Victoria Park at Nuwara Eliya to operate a miniature train for children. The construction of the track and the railway station is nearing completion and that arrangements were being made to import from China a train with a seating capacity for about 50 children.
Victoria park is a place to relax and enjoy the natural sights and clean mountain air. This place is famous for bird watching and there there are large verities of plants and trees available. Victoria park come alive with the flowers specialy during the month of April, when the city of Nuwarea Eliya gets crowed. Kids will love this place because there are plenty of room to play.
Victoria Park is just 5 minutes drive from Spring Acre.
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