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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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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:33:43 -0700

This transferred officers are from the Anuradhapura, Haputale, Pannala, Bulathkohupititya, Nikaweratiya, Ja-Ela and Kelaniya police stations. Transfers have also been handed out to PIC and HQI officers stationed at Grandpass, Gampaha, Pugoda, Gokarella ...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:41:15 -0800

The attack took place inside the Hindu Cultural Centre Hall in Haputale shortly before UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP Uva Provincial Council Opposition Leader Harin Fernando were to attend the meeting. The goons also forcibly removed ...

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Thu, 15 May 2014 07:03:45 -0700

The reason for the hornets' disturbance was the severe wind condition around the Sigiriya rock. Meanwhile, a group of tea plucker female workers at Glanner Tea Estate in Haputale were also subjected to a hornet attack this afternoon. The Police stated ...
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 ...


Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:46:42 -0800

Bij de treinopdracht in aflevering 7 komt Marlijn met een aantal verkeerde antwoorden. Ze roept dat er 44 plaatsen voor monniken zijn en dat een tweedeklas ticket van Haputale naar Ambewela 120 roepie kost. De groep luistert niet naar haar, maar ze ...
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

From the outside, Sherwood may not look much but its interior is as cosy as any holiday bungalow could be, and it has the additional advantage of being within walking distance of Haputale. Haputale is not everyone's cup of tea and most visitors just ...

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Wall Street Journal
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:56:00 -0700

1. See where Lipton started. Sir Thomas Lipton's Ceylon tea company has its roots in Haputale, a town in Sri Lanka's misty Hill Country. In 1890 the Scottish entrepreneur bought plantations there and began shipping the leaves that fueled an empire back ...
The Hindu
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:01:16 -0800

Two other workers swiftly loaded one sack after another onto a truck parked at the curving road margin in Haputale in Sri Lanka's Uva Province. The scenic town is less than 30 kms away from Koslanda, which on October 29 experienced a massive landslide ...

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