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Bandarawela Sri Lanka

Bandarawela is a big town, situated in Badulla District, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, which is 28 km away from Badulla.

A popular retirement centre because of the pleasant climate and access to local amenities, Bandarawela is a busy market town that is a good jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding area. With not much to attract tourists, the town is a good transport hub if you’re heading east or further into the Hill Country.

Activities in Bandarawela


If you prefer cycling but aren't so keen on struggling with uphill climbs, there are many interesting trails in the lowlands of Sri Lanka that take you through a beautiful landscape of tea, rubber and spice plantations or even the ancient capital of POLONNARUWA .


Our holidays are adventure and nature based where you see real Sri Lanka that is not experienced by everyday tourists. We try as much as possible to keep away from the more popular places visited by every day tourists. We want you to visit a place where you see Sri Lankans and Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka a breathtakingly beautiful island set in Indian ocean, where the sun shines 12 hours a day.Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of locations.We offer exotic and extraordinary locations that are normally inaccessible such as naturally beautiful settings, majestic hills, mist clad mount


Sri Lanka’s hill country is a land of tea-laden hillsides, gurgling waterfalls, stirring mountains and clear hill-country air. Here, in temperatures akin to a beautiful English summer’s day, is wonderful walking country.

Attractions in Bandarawela

Lipton Seat

Lipton Seat viewpoint is the most famous place around Haputale. So named after famous Sir Thomas Lipton. Lipton visited Ceylon in 1890s and bought 3 estates. He has built Ceylon largest tea factory in the nearby village Dambatenne. The upper valleys of this are are known to be one of best tea areas all around the island. Whenever Lipton visited this area he used to stay in his bungalow in Dambatenne. he loved it to visit places like Lipton Seat and St. Catherine´s Hill. Good views from east to south are mostly early morning before 10 am. More information about this area at and geocaching.

Dowa Temple

The highlight of the charming Dowa Temple, 6km east of town, is a 4m-high standing Buddha cut into the rock face. The walls of the adjacent cave shrine, carved from solid rock, are covered with excellent Sri Lankan–style Buddhist murals. It's said that King Valagamba (Vattajamini Ahhya) took refuge here in the 1st century BC during his 14-year exile from Anuradhapura. Legend also has it that a secret underground tunnel stretches from this temple all the way to Kandy. Read more:

Holiday Packages in Bandarawela

Luxury in the Footsteps of Geoffrey Bawa

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The Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa is hailed as one of the most important Asian architects...

Jewels of Sri Lanka

Colombo | Kandy | Kalutara | Yala | Nuwara Eliya | Sinharaja Forest | Habarana

One of Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Golden Temple of Dambulla...

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