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
Train To Haputale, Sri Lanka
A video clip of the train ride from Kandy to Haputale. Photos at this blogpost:
Just another day in Haputale, Sri Lanka.
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. The Villa consists of luxury accommodation...
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 during a 3 week ride by 4 Aussie...
Haputale Love Sri Lanka
Haputale Love - the intense atmosphere in the Tea Mountains of Sri Lanka.
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.
Three injured after UNP-UPFA clash in Haputale
Three persons including UNP Uva Provincial Councilor Senarath Jayasuriya were injured and hospitalised following a clash between UPFA and UNP supporters before an election meeting of Common.
podi menike haputale.wmv
Badulla-Colombo "Podi Menike" train at Haputale.
Scenic route via Haputale in to the central province. Majestic beauty of the nature.
Morning scenery in Haputale - Sri Lanka
A Morning scenery in Haputale - Sri Lanka. Shot with Canon 6D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 II.
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 ...
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wall Street Journal
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 ...
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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