Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.173.
Entitled – Nuwara-Eliya. A Waterfall near the Village.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Nuwara-Eliya. – The traveller in Ceylon makes Colombo his head-quarters.
To reach the beautiful district of Nuwara-Eliya, one starts from the Cingalese capital by rail, and after a journey of about five hours, the terminus of the line is reached.
A carriage is then hired in order to reach the more remote villages.
It is usual to travel by rail to Haputale; a coach is then taken to Badulla, and a special carriage to Batticaloa, a distance of 274 miles from Colombo.
On the way one may ascend the steep Adam’s Peak, and sleep in the hut on its summit, 7,420ft. high.
Part of the route lies near the great tea district of Dickoya and Dinnbula.
In 1875 only 282lb. of tea were exported from Ceylon; the exports of 1893 amounted to 84,387,656lb.
The village of Nuwara-Eliya itself is 6,210ft. above the level of the sea.
The summer residence of the Governor, the club, and hotels (for the place is quite a fashionable resort) are situated to the north-west of the lake.
The highest mountain in Ceylon, Pidaru Talagala (8,280ft. high), may easily be ascended from Nuwara-Eliya by means of a bridle-path.
Our illustration shows one of the chief waterfalls in this picturesque district.
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