Haputale

Haputale is a town 179 km away from Colombo of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka with an elevation of 1431 m (4695 ft) above sea level.

Haputale is a town 179 km away from Colombo of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka with an elevation of 1431 m (4695 ft) above sea level. Haputale and its surrounding area have a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous rare varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by misty hills covered with cloud forests and several famous tea plantations. You can have a spectacular view through the Haputale Gap of the mountains falling away over 5000 feet to the distant sea. Due to its elevation the town has a cooler climate than its surroundings. Haputale is probably one of Asia’s most overlooked destinations.

Tourists Attractions in Haputale

  • Addisham Bungalaw

If you are looking for peace and tranquility in a stunning location, then look no further than Adisham Bungalow where the mountains, cool climate and the wonders of nature will take your breath away. It was originally built by Sir Thomas Villiers in a heavenly location encircled by virgin forests with views that stretch for miles of the highest mountains as well as the green sloping hills and valleys of the region. Built in the Tudor style and resembling every bit of a true Elizabethan mansion.

A visit to Adisham is a different experience altogether. It is now a spiritual place for worship, peace and reflection. In the year 1961 the Roman Catholic Church took over Adisham and turned it into a monastery. It is not a hotel or any bungalow which provides hotel amusements. The rooms are large, airy and comfortable with some of the best views in Sri Lanka. The food is simple but tasty and one must come for the beauty and the peace rather than for the commercial tourist aspect. It is a place where one can have a true spiritual experience.

  • Water Falls

Travelers are voting Dunhinda Falls, Ravana Falls and Bambarakanda Falls as the best of four waterfalls near Haputale. There are eight waterfalls near Kandy, a city just 41 km from Haputale. The most popular of these is Baker's Falls in Horton Plains near Nuwara Eliya. You can find four waterfalls in Uva Province and 16 waterfalls in the country of Sri Lanka. The tourists’ most favorite in Uva Province is Bambarakanda Falls and Bopath Ella Falls which are the top picks in Sri Lanka.

  • Trekking

Haputale, is located in the Badulla District, and is 4695 ft high above the sea level. It is one of the places with a very rich biodiversity and allows a very beautiful view of the Southern Plains. It is approximately 193 km away from Colombo. The town is no doubt one of the spectacular places in Sri Lanka. Haputale makes hiking and trekking a great exhilarating exercise. The major attraction of Haputale is the Liptons seat, Adisham Bungalow and the famous Dambatenna tea factory.

  • Tea Plantation

Haputale is a town 179 km away from Colombo of the Badulla District in the Uva Province Sri Lanka, with an elevation of 1431 m (4695 ft) above the sea level. Haputale and its surrounding area have a rich bio diversity dense with numerous rare varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by misty hills covered with cloud forests and several famous tea plantations. You can have a spectacular view through the Haputale Gap of the mountains falling away over 5000 feet to the distant sea.

Haputale on map

Sri Lanka Tourism Activities around Haputale