Badulla, the capital of Uva Province, is known to many travellers as terminus of Sri Lanka’s highland railroad. Badulla town’s main attractions are the Muthiyangana temple, marking one of the island’s 16 Buddha-visited places, the Kataragama Devale venerated by Sinhalese and Tamil devotees alike and several Hindu temples and Christian churches where visitors can join ceremonies. Outside town, the whooshing Dunhinda Ella are one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic waterfalls. Bogoda, 17 km west of Badulla, has the island’s oldest wooden Bridge. Badulla is also the gateway to the tea plantations of Spring Valley and the Namunukula mountain range.