Haputale is a town in the southernmost range of Sri Lanka’s highlands. Situated in a saddle at an elevation of 1430 m above the sea level, Haputale is famous for offering two very different views to two directions, the flat lowlands in the south the tea region of the Uva bassin surrounded by mountains on the opposite side in the north. The vantage points were one reason why Sir Thomas Lipton fell in love with the Haputale area and started his tea empire here. The town has a cool climate due to its elevation. Haputale railway station is crossed by the trains from Colombo or Kandy to Ella and Badulla. Haputale has w wide range of guesthouses. Less crowded than Ella, Haputale is worth considering to be your holiday destination in the southern highlands or at least the place for a one-night stopover on your way from the central highlands to the south coast of Sri Lanka.
Read our detailed report on attractions of Haputale and surroundings here...
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka