Eleya witch site in a little valley, is the \hights town in Sri Lanka
and a major hill resort. In 1846, when Samuel Backer first visited the
semi-enclosed valley, surounded by hills on the west and overlooked by
Pidurutalagala, the island higst peak(2,524m, 8,281 ft),he singled it
out as an ideal spot for a hill country retreate. 'The City of Light'
was favoutite hill station of the British. Some feel its charm has
faded,but it reatins some distinctive featurs. The main street is the
usual concreat jungle of smll shops with the pink post office begin an