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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)

Haputale (හපුතලේ in Sinhala Language) is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.[1] 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.[2]

Notable Government institutions are :

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


Railway line near Haputale


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

Adisham Bungalow[edit]

Adisham Bungalow

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 monastery. The Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is located next to the bungalow.

Lipton’s Seat[edit]

Lipton's seat

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]


  1. ^ Lanka Library
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ ds.gov.lk Haputale
  4. ^ Cultural Background
  5. ^ Weather

External links[edit]

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Haputale, Horton Plains

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Just another day in Haputale, Sri Lanka.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 23:33:45 -0700

A girl has been killed, and her mother and brother injured, in an accident which occurred along the Banderawela – Haputale main road in the Oththekade area. Police stated that the accident had occurred when they were travelling from Colombo to ...

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 02:07:30 -0800

Plans have been drawn up to construct an Airport in the Haputale area for the purpose of landing light aircraft under the programme of promoting the internal airport network, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation revealed. According to the ...


Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:13:47 -0700

The resort has a 2,525 square metre multi-purpose event space that includes outdoor pavilions for up to 1,000 guests, as well as Kandy, Hatton and Badulla conference rooms for 100 guests each, and 70.5 square metre Haputale and Nuwara Eliya rooms ...

Ceylon Daily News

Ceylon Daily News
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:25:04 -0700

Travel time from Colombo to Haputale will be reduced to 45 minutes when the new domestic airport is built at Sherwood estate, Totalagala, Haputale at a higher of 5,970 feet above sea level, said Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0700

Railway tracks were used by villagers when the public transport was not established a couple of years ago and when the roadways were too far to walk. For example, If a villager wanted to travel from Idalgashinna to Haputale, they had to walk a few kms ...

Sunday Leader

Sunday Leader
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:14:40 -0700

Haputale was the last stop on our travels around Sri Lanka. We had been on the roads for two weeks (with a break or two in Colombo), so we were eager to get to our last stop, which was the more relaxing, chilled destination compared to the others! We ...
The Island.lk (subscription)
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:30:00 -0700

The SLFP yesterday announced plans to hold interviews next week to select electoral organisers in an obvious bid to discourage dissidents, particularly members of Provincial Councils from attending Joint Opposition May Day rally at Kirulapone.


Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:14:28 -0700

A feasibility study is currently underway for the construction of a domestic airport in the Haputale area. Director General of Civil Aviation H.M.C. Nimalsiri said that the airport planned to be constructed to accommodate medium scale domestic flights ...

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