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Haputale is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861Coordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861
Province Uva Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
 • Summer (DST) Summer time (UTC+6)

Haputale (හපුතලේ in Sinhala Language)is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.[1][2][3][4][5] The elevation is 1431 m (4695 ft) above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destinations.[6]

Notable Government institutions are :

  • Police Station
  • Government Hospital
  • Railway Station
  • Haputale Divisional Education Office
  • Main Post Office


Railway line near Haputale
  • Rail
    • Main Line that links Colombo and Badulla


Haputale town
Total Sinhala Sri Lankan Tamil Indian Tamil Muslim Other
Urban 5238 1441 1105 1406 1285 1
Rural 31676 27817 1012 718 1968 161
Estate 18075 726 2952 14091 228 78
Total 54989 29984 5069 16215 3481 240



  • Railway Station [1]

Places of interest[edit]

The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale
Lipton's seat


Adisham Bungalow[edit]

Adisham Bungalow is a nineteenth-century British period building, which was modelled on Leeds Castle in Kent, England. Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka in the early 20th century, used it as his country house. Later it became a Benedictine. The famous Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is adjoined to it.

Lipton’s Seat[edit]

The Lipton’s Seat is located at Dambetenna in the Haputale Mountain region. This place was a favourite look-outpoint for Sir Thomas Lipton. The point has a fabulous view over Uva, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces.


Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency has been represented in Parliament by:


See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Lanka Library
  2. ^ Pictures
  3. ^ Some facts
  4. ^ Pictures
  5. ^ Holidays
  6. ^ Gregory Curley, Jenara Nerenberg, Mitch Moxley, Niels Footman, Sara Schonhardt, Tiffany Lam (April 20, 2010). "Unseen Asia: 25 of Asia's most overlooked destinations". CNN. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ ds.gov.lk Haputale
  8. ^ Cultural Background
  9. ^ Weather
  12. ^ Mr. WPG Ariyadasa

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The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:41:15 -0800

At least five people, including the main opposition United National Party's chief organiser Senarath Jayasinghe were injured when suspected pro-government goons stormed an election propaganda meeting in Haputale last evening, police said. The attack ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 12:14:13 -0800

It engages with farms in areas like Kirindiwela, Haputale, Matale and Mahiyangana to bring fresh, organically-grown produce to the consumer through its website (www.saaraketha.com) and now through its newly-opened shop Streat 360 on Ward Place, ...

International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:30:02 -0800

... Vanni District - Vavuniya, Nuwara-Eliya District - Maskeliya, Kalutara District - Panadura, Badulla District - Welimada, Jaffna District - Manipay, Badulla District - Passara, Kandy District - Gampola, Colombo District - Colombo West, Badulla ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:59:22 -0800

In Sri Lanka, Cinnamon seems to have originated in the central hills where seven wild species of cinnamon occur in Kandy, Matale, Belihull oya, Haputale, Horton planes and the Sinharaja forest range. Presently cultivation concentrated along the coastal ...
Daily Mail
Sun, 27 Jun 2010 02:46:13 -0700

The following day, it took five hours to reach Haputale (pronounced Ha-poo-tah-lay), 5,000ft above sea level on the southern edge of the hill country. But it felt much longer. Our minibus driver had taken the hairpins without feeling the need for ...


Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:33:45 -0800

Důvodem jsou plantáže rozléhající se kolem města Haputale v jihovýchodní části Srí Lanky. Právě tuto oblast si v roce 1890 vybral Sir Thomas Lipton k založení továrny na čaj. Ta v úpatí hor funguje dodnes a od dob koloniální éry prošly stroje a způsob ...


Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:07:29 -0800

Tym razem chciałem mieć więcej swobody i skupić się trochę bardziej na ludziach niż miejscach. Gdzie dokładnie były kręcone sceny pokazane w filmie? Miejsca, które można zobaczyć w filmie, to: Anuradhapura, Colombo, Dambulla, Ella, Haputale, Kandy, ...
Sunday Times.lk
Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

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