Haputale (හපුතලේ in Sinhala Language)is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. 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.
Notable Government institutions are :
- Police Station
- Government Hospital
- Railway Station
- Haputale Divisional Education Office
- Main Post Office
Railway line near Haputale
- Main Line that links Colombo and Badulla
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Places of interest
The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale
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.
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
The constituency has been represented in Parliament by:
Looking south from the Haputale pass
Haputale to Liptons Seat
Ride from Haputale up the mountain to Liptons Seat. Unfortunately the film stops just short of the famous lookout. This movie is one of series of movies made ...
Train To Haputale, Sri Lanka
A video clip of the train ride from Kandy to Haputale. Photos at this blogpost:
Haputale, Horton Plains
Haputale to Ella by Train, Sri Lanka
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The Romance Valley, Haputale, Sri Lanka
Situated along the Colombo - Wellawaya route, Romance Valley is located in a breathtaking area offering you panoramic views across the country for miles.
Haputale Love Sri Lanka
Haputale Love - the intense atmosphere in the Tea Mountains of Sri Lanka.
Haputale - Hill Country
Haputale is a small town in central Sri Lanka, largely populated by the Tamil minority. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora ...
Trainparty to Haputale
A short train journey from Haputale to Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka, on the noon mixed train, on the 17th of May 2011. The locomotive is a Class M6 Henschel loco.
Sri Lanka: Ella & Haputale
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:01:52 -0700
Seventy nine (79) estate workers from a tea estate in the Haputale area were rushed to hospital after they became ill. According to the Police Media Unit the workers took ill after having consumed tea on the morning of Wednesday, June 10. While fifty ...
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:26:15 -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 ...
Ceylon Daily News
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:02:21 -0700
The incident occurred in his house in Koslanda, Beragala in Haldummulla. The deceased used to live in the house alone. Haputale Police arrested one of the suspects and produced him before the Bandarawela Magistrate. The police have launched a search ...
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:45:00 -0700
... Chamara Sampath Dahanayake was appointed as the SLFP organizer for Budulla- Passara while Mr. Nandimithra Ekanayake was appointed for Matale-Rattota. Mr. Sumith Samanadasa received his appointment letter as the SLFP organizer for Haputale.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0800
Dec 20, Haputale: Supporters of Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have allegedly attacked the attendees of an opposition political rally staged by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) in Haputale today. A clash has ...
Sun, 27 Jun 2010 02:46:13 -0700
I am woken in the middle of the night by the silence. A world away from the all-night cabaret that is the bus stop outside our London flat, I have been disturbed by the absence of noise of any description. When I step on to the veranda, the night sky ...
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 ...
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 22:00:36 -0700
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