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
Just another day in Haputale, Sri Lanka.
Haputale Love Sri Lanka
Haputale Love - the intense atmosphere in the Tea Mountains of Sri Lanka.
Train To Haputale, Sri Lanka
A video clip of the train ride from Kandy to Haputale. Photos at this blogpost:
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...
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...
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 fl...
Driving in Haputale, Sri Lanka
Driving to the mountains in Sri Lanka is simply beautiful. This is a fraction of the climb to Haputale -- the small town known for Adisham and the tallest te...
Train from Ella to Haputale in Sri Lanka
25 February 2014 - On an early morning train in Sri Lanka from Ella to Haputale. Wonderful views of Little Adam's Peak, Ella Rock, rice fields, tea plantatio...
Haputale, Horton Plains
Sri Lanka Scenes Haputale Sunrise.wmv
A beautiful sunrise overlooking the Haputale Pass. The town of Haputale is located in the Sri Lankan hill country and sits at an elevation of more than 1400m...
nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:48:45 -0800
The venue of a public meeting of the United National Party (UNP) in support of common candidate Maithripala Sirisena was attacked in Haputale last evening (December 20), leaving several people injured. The meeting, which was to be attended by UNP ...
The Island.lk (subscription)
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:15:00 -0800
The UNP went ahead with a meeting at Haputale on Saturday (Dec 20) in spite of an attack by UPFA supporters. UNP organiser for Haputale Senarath Jayasuriya, who suffered injuries addressing the gathering. Five UNPers and one government supporter ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:53:10 -0800
Development of basic infrastructure like building of roads is vital to the development of the country. Vast development projects have been carried out since 2009 and taking as examples the strategies followed by the former Prime Ministers of Malaysia Dr.
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:52:30 -0800
The picturesque little town sandwiched between Bandarawela and Haputale in the Badulla district, has a virtually umbilical connection with the Sri Lanka Air Force – it is where the first formative days in the force unfold for the new recruits at the ...
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:08:54 -0700
Election observers say that a stock of goods which was taken into police custody while being taken to be illegally distributed among voters have been allegedly released by the OIC of the Haputale Police Station. A tractor which was also taken into ...
Sri Lanka Guardian
Sri Lanka Guardian
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:34:27 -0800
Think of the poverty stricken villagers in North Central Province, some months ago, they had “water, water everywhere but nothing to drink,” Think of the mothers of Habarana, or of Haputale, who skip a day's meals once a week in order to have more food ...
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -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 ...
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 ...
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