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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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Ceylon Daily News
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:03:45 -0700

Investigations commenced after a complaint was lodged by the victim stating that his bag with a water proof digital camera, another camera and other valuables had been stolen while he was travelling in the Haputale bound train on Tuesday. The suspects ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Other clinics will be held at Ella on August 20, Bandarawela on August 21 and 22 and Haputale on August 23. Mr. Tennakoon said there were no major violations recorded among the 19 complaints of election violations reported to date. In Monaragala ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:01:37 -0700

The Economic Development Ministry has made an allocation of Rs. 80 million for the implementation of Divineguma projects in the Moneragala district this year. The sixth stage of the Divineguma program is to be implemented throughout the Moneragala ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:03:58 -0700

Another interesting route will be to catch the Colombo – Badulla train, get off at Haputale and then take a bus back to Belihuloya. The villagers are friendly and will show the way up the mountain; they even will lead you to the summit. The nearest ...


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:56:15 -0700

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:45:00 -0700

4) Les plantations d'Haputale « Pour aller au coeur de l'île, où culminent des montagnes de 2500 mètres, on emprunte un train qui serpente au milieu des plantations de thé. C'est sublime. L'ex-Ceylan est un des premiers exportateurs et j'ai appris qu ...

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