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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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205 news items

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:41:15 -0800

At least five people, including the main opposition United National Party's chief organiser Senarath Jayasinghe were injured when suspected pro-government goons stormed an election propaganda meeting in Haputale last evening, police said. The attack ...
nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:03:45 -0800

'Thangamale' is how people working on the tea plantations, all Tamils, refer to Glenmore Estate, Haputale, located between the Haputale and Idalgasinna railway stations. It means 'golden rain'. The Sinhalese who lived in a small village at the lower ...


Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:17:47 -0800

The police say that the private bus, which was travelling towards Haputale, carrying a group of wedding guests from Thangamale, had toppled while attempting to give way to a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.The driver of the bus, who was ...
Ceylon Daily News
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:03:45 -0800

S.Shivanathan of Idalgashinna, Haputale died in the incident. The injured were admitted to Kandegedara hospital. The incident occurred when the bus gave way to an oncoming three wheeler. Initial investigations revealed the bus driver was under the ...

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Hiru News
Thu, 15 May 2014 07:06:11 -0700

The victims were admitted to Sigiriya Hospital where four of them have been transferred to Dambulla Hospital for further treatment. According to Sigiriya Police, the victims have been attacked by hornets near the Lion's Paw of the Sigiriya Rock this ...
Daily Mail
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 ...
Sunday Times.lk
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 ...
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:18:45 -0800

9.den: Dalhousia - Haputale. Možnost výstupu na poutní horu Adam's Peak (2243 m), údajně první místo, kam Adam vkročil po vyhnání z ráje. Čajovníkové plantáže v okolí Nuwara Eliya, exkurze do čajové továrny. Horské městečko Haputale: možnost výletu ...

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