Haputale is located 179 km away from Colombo in the Central highlands of Sri Lanka.
Haputale can be reached by main motor roads from Colombo as well as by Highland railway line begins in Colombo.
Haputale: a regional transportation hub
Haputale's railway station and bus depot are right in the center of town providing convenient transportation options to visit Badulla, Bandarawela and Ella in the central highlands; Belihuloya and Ratnapura to the east; Wellawaya and Tissamaharama to the south.
Haputale is a very pleasant little town of salubrious climate that nestles on the southern edge of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Colombo- Badulla highland railway line hugs one side of the ridge. To the north are mountain peaks of Ohiya and Idalgashinna; to the south is Great Plains of Southern province.
Haputale pass affords magnificent views over the southern plains of Sri Lanka.
Excursions from Haputale
Haputale is a fine base for exploration of the area surrounding it: hills and valleys; tea estates and factories; Horton Plains National Park. "Lipton's seat", a vantage location in the hills, Tea factory at Dambatenne and Tudor style Adisham bungalow built on the lines of Leeds Castle in Kent are the highlights at Haputale.
Badulla is the capital of Uva Province in Sri Lanka. Badulla is located on the southeast of Kandy, almost encircled by the Badulu Oya River, about 680 meters (2200 ft) above sea level and is surrounded by tea plantations. The town is overshadowed by the Namunukula range of mountains. Badulla is about 230km away from Colombo towards the eastern slopes of central hills of Sri Lanka. Badulla and surroundings are highly recommended for eco-tourists as Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles mountains are few hours away. Special places in Badulla: * Muthiyangana temple, * Dhowa temple * Bogoda ancient wooden bridge * Rawana water falls
The Uva Province is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. It consists of two districts called Badulla and Moneragala The provincial capital is Badulla. Uva is bordered by Eastern, Southern and Central provinces. Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park (lying partly in the Eastern Province). The Gal Oya hills and the Central Mountains are the main uplands, while the Mahaweli and Menik rivers and the huge Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya Reservoirs are the major waterways in Uva province.