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'''Haputale''' is a city in [[Uva]], in the central mountain area of [[Sri Lanka]]. It's a relaxed little place with about 5000 inhabitants. Mostly Tamils mixed with some Muslims and Buddhists. It's a wonderful place to retreat for a while. There is many Tea estates around and one can walk virtually for several weeks, without ever taking the same path twice. As it is located on top of a mountain range, the views are exceptional. But mind the sun. It's quite high above sea level and thus the sun is very powerful.  
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'''Haputale''' is a city in [[Uva]], in the central mountain area of [[Sri Lanka]]. It's a relaxed little place with about 5000 inhabitants. Mostly Tamils mixed with some Muslims and Buddhists. It's a wonderful place to retreat for a while. There is many Tea estates around and one can walk virtually for several weeks, without ever taking the same path twice. As it is located on top of a mountain range, the views are exceptional. Though being quite high above sea level, the sun should be minded.  
  
  
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==Get around==
  
As you know, I am at present involved at  in Marketing and Tracking Advisor Cum Guider for travellers.
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Walking or by rickshaw, as usual in Sri Lanka. One can also take the train to visit smaller places around Haputale (the also tiny places Ella, Bandarawella or Badulla, for example). It's also quite common to take the train to one of the neighboring villages and simply walk back that same way on the rail tracks. It's totally normal in Sri Lanka to walk on rail tracks. Trains are slow and using their horn more than permanently. Those rail track walks offer one of the best views Sri Lanka has to offer.
  
I also could speak fluently in Hindi, Arabic & English.  For your information, this area is very suitable for tracking since no environmental pollution and good oxygen is always available in the mountain areas.
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==See==
  
Further, the world famous Lipton Tea is manufacture from this area, the longest factory in the Island is here named Dambatenne Tea Processing Centre. which is 9.00 kms away from my shop.  They produce the famous teas. Sir Thomas J.Liptons was living in this Estae and still the factory is possessing old machinery and thereby attracting most of the foreigners to this area, where you will find a nice tea fields. It will take only 25 minutes to drive from the my shop.
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A lot of tea estates surround the tiny city. Just wandering around in the plantations and watching the tea workers collecting the leaves.  
  
The world famous Lipton's Seat is situated in this Estate and from this seat you could see 9 districts on a clear early morning. Sir Thomas Lipton was used have his breakfast in this seat.  From this point you could view the Hambantota sea too. It will take about one hours drive to reach this seat from the my shop
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'''Dambatenne Tea Factory:''' Well known tea manufacturers (eg Lipton Tea) cultivate their plantations around Haputale. "Dambatenne" is one of the tea processing centers (located 9 km from the city). Sir Thomas J. Lipton was living on this estate and the factory still maintains most of the machinery already in use one century ago. The possibility to visit and watch those traditional production techniques as well as try different kinds of tea makes this quite a popular tourist attraction. (fee 250 Rps.)
  
The other famous areas for tourist interested are given below:
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'''Lipton's Seat:''' Famous Viewpoint 1970m above sea level. Incredible views, on good conditions (it may be cloudy already from 10 am on, so go early!) you can see the sea. Located about 18 km from Haputale (7km from Tea Factory), you can reach it either by tuktuk (800 Rps. return including waiting time at Lipton's seat and Tea factory if needed) or take the local bus to the tea factory and walk the rest. There are also more comfortabel and more expensive taxi buses to hire.The fee RS 50/- per soul and vehicle Rs 100/-
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Drink a tea at the top. It's only 30 rupees including some cookies! (Apr 2013)
  
ADISHAM MONASTARY is a large granite country house surrounded by gradens and orchards this was completed in 1931 by a British Palnter Sir Thomas Lister Valliers.This will take about 20 minutes to reach from the my shop
 
  
WORLD'S-END situated in Horton plains. Sri Lanka beautiful high plateau world end is adizzy precipitous drop aterrifying straight plunge of about 1000ft and further drop of another 4000ft one of the great natural sight in srilank ,world end locked about one hours from the my shop
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'''Adisham Monastery:''' This large granite country house, surrounded by gradens and orchards, was constructed by the British Planter Sir Thomas Lister Valliers in 1931.
 
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BUDURUWAGALA is a group of seven colossal standing rock out Mahayana Buddhist figures carved in high relief on acliff face it thick jungle. Budduruwagala is only 2 hours from the my shop
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By the way if you require any further information, please do not hesitate, I will do so with pleasure.
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Yours sincerely
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LOGA
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My Mobile No.077 9975051
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WEBSITELINK
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NO3.U.C.COMPLEX RAILWAY STION ROAD HAPUTALE
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E.MAILwebsitelink@hotmail.com
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E>MAIL  websitelinkloga@gmail.com
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==Get around==
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Walking or by rickshaw, as usual in Sri Lanka. One can also take the train to visit smaller places around Haputale (the also tiny places Ella, Bandarawella or Badulla, for example). It's also quite common to take the train to one of the neighboring villages and simply walk back that same way on the rail tracks. It's totally normal in Sri Lanka to walk on rail tracks. Trains are slow and using their horn more than permanently. Those rail track walks offer one of the best views Sri Lanka has to offer.
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==See==
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Tea estates.  
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==Internet==  
 
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There is the "Website Link" cybercafe with a good high speed connection. 60 Rs per hour (2009). Just walk from the railway station for about 100 meters in the direction main crossing. You'll find the place on the left hand side.  
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The "Website Link" cybercafe and tea shop offers a good high speed connection. 60 Rs per hour (2013). The owner Loga is extremely friendly and regularly offers complimentary tea to the guests. His services also include long distance phone calls and a wide selection of local teas available for purchase. Directions: located on the same street as the train station, 20 meters from the railroad crossing.
  
 
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==Sleep==
 
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"FarahGuestInn" (home: 0572268228, mobile: 0773471536, s 350 RS, soon also '''dormitory''' (2009)) or it's neighboring guesthouse "Bawan Guest House" (s 350 RS, '''dormitory''' also planned (2009)).
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*<sleep name="FarahGuestInn" alt="" address="118, Welimada Temple Rd" lat="" long="" price="From Rupees 700/= to 1200/= for double/triple "> (home: 0572268228, mobile: 0773471536, s 350 RS, soon also '''dormitory''' (2009)) or it's neighboring guesthouse "Bawa Guest House" (s 350 RS, '''dormitory''' also planned (2009)).
To find them, beginning from the railway station, just walk back on the rail tracks, in the direction Kandy. After 400 meters one can see a sign "Olympus" on the hill, left to the rails. Climb up the stairs to that sign. There, up that hill, you reach Temple Road (parallel to the rails). Then, in your back you can see a yellow sign indicating a schoolboy and a schoolgirl. At that place a little way is leaving from Temple Road in a parallel manner into the right direction. Follow that small muddy way for approximately 200 meters. There comes a green wall on the right side. Don't mind you're not lost.... . At the point where that green wall turns gray, small steps are leading downwards. Descend them and you will already see the roof of "FarahGuestInn". Continue that small track for another 50 meters and the roof of "Bawan Guest House" appears. There the track ends and one has to descend another small steps down to the road (also parallel to the mud track) which the entry gates of Bawan Guest House and "FarahGuestInn" are facing to. Sorry, but it's not that easy to explain.
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To find them, beginning from the railway station, just walk back on the rail tracks, in the direction Kandy. After 400 meters one can see a sign "Olympus" on the hill, left to the rails. Climb up the stairs to that sign. There, up that hill, you reach Temple Road (parallel to the rails). Then, in your back you can see a yellow sign indicating a schoolboy and a schoolgirl. At that place a little way is leaving from Temple Road in a parallel manner into the right direction. Follow that small muddy way for approximately 200 meters. There comes a green wall on the right side. Don't mind you're not lost.... . At the point where that green wall turns gray, small steps are leading downwards. Descend them and you will already see the roof of "FarahGuestInn". Continue that small track for another 50 meters and the roof of "Bawa Guest House" appears. There the track ends and one has to descend another small steps down to the road (also parallel to the mud track) which the entry gates of Bawa Guest House and "FarahGuestInn" are facing to. Sorry, but it's not that easy to explain.
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*<sleep name="Amarasinghe Guest House" alt="" address="Thambapillai Av," directions="Colombo road or Temple road" phone="0572268175" url="" checkin="" checkout="12.00" price="500/=" lat="" long="">price range from Sri lankan Rupees 500/= to 900/=.(Room Only).meals can order throuhgh the Menu.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Cuesta Guest House" alt="" address="118, Welimada Temple Rd" lat="" long="" price="From Rupees 700/= to 1200/= for double/triple ">Room with incredible views from the balconies and the nice lounge. Good homecooking also.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Melheim Resort" alt="Melheim Resort" address="Lower blackwood, Beragala, BD 90126  Sri Lanka " directions="" phone="+94 (0) 57 5675969" url="http://www.melheimresort.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="USD 110.36" lat="" long="">Providing both comfort and convenience, all equipped with Satellite TV,Private toilet and bath and Complimentary breakfast.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Bawa Guest House" alt="" address="32. Thammbipillai Ave." directions="down under Welimada Temple Road" phone="+94(0)57 226 82 60" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Sri Lankan Rupies 1000" lat="6°45'56.32" long="80°57'4.79">Friendly place with big clean rooms, hot water and delicious home cooking. Hosts can provide a lot of information about the area.
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Free pickup service call Fazmi +94(0)72 915 76 16. Email: bawaguest@yahoo.com
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*<sleep name="ABC Guest Inn" alt="" address="109 Sherwood Part (200 m from main junction, People´s Bank downstairs, turn right at bottom of stairs)" directions="email abcguestinn.haputale@gmail.com" phone="+94572268630 / +94771012113" url="www.http://abcguestinn.blogspot.com/" checkin="" checkout="12:00pm" price="Rooms from 1500 Rs (crappy one) or 2200 (OK standard and great view)." lat="" long="">ABC Guest Inn has a very friendly owner with clean rooms and great views. There are two single, four double and three triple rooms. One triple has a balcony, most with attached bath. All bath rooms have hot water shower. Rooms have mosquito nets, towels, extra blankets, toilet paper and soap.
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Free WIFI and PC use. Internet 100 Rs./h. Sat-TV (99 channels) is available in hall and lobby. There are also Radio and DVD player. 3 TVs are free to use for rooms.Daily newspapers free by order. Laundry service. Saman has games for your children like a carom board, cards and chess.There´s also a luggage room for your bags. You can hire here a Honda 250 R motorbike (1.000 Rs./day) or a 3-wheeler for 30 Rs./km. 6 cars can park in front of the house. Guides for trekking tours 1.500 Rs./day. Check reviews on Tripadvisor.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Ali Home" alt="" address="Temple Road" directions="" phone="072-6157484" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rs1500" lat="" long="">Ali Home has 3 rooms. The room is comfy and the hot water shower is good. They also provide dinner (Rs450) and breakfast (Rs350). Ali's daughter cooks very well, and it is warm to have this home-cooked Sri Lankan dinner while chatting with the owner's family. Some guests may like to drink with Ali as well. The guesthouse has a great view too. Email: ali.haputale@gmail.com</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Haputale Gap Guest House" alt="" address="Colombo Rd." directions="Upstairs from the 'UK Rice Shop'" phone="0729545324" url="http://http://haputaletravelguide.blogspot.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="800-1000" lat="" long="">
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Haputale Gap Guest House offers 5 small rooms located in central Haputale. The owner Farouk is extremely friendly and provides a genuine, safe and welcoming environment. All rooms are clean,have their own mosquito nets, as well as bathrooms with hot water showers. Prices per room are between 800 - 1000 RP. Farouk also offers cheap tuktuk services, tour guides around the surrounding areas, and scooter rental. He also offers to take you home to his family for a complimentary rice and curry meal.
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*<sleep name="Awinco Rest" alt="" address="A16 / No 122, Badulla Road, Haputale" directions="6°46'27.9N, 80°57'47.0E " phone="+94 572268620" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">A16, Badulla Road, Haputale - 6°46'27.9"N, 80°57'47.0"E
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Email: awincorest@yahoo.com Internet, WiFi & IDD available. Single/double: 1.100-1.500 Rs. - Triple: 1.500-2.000 Rs. (updated 02.2013) Breakfast: 200-350 Rs. - Lunch/Dinner: 300-350 Rs. Take away: 165 Rs. Service charge +10%.
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Free pickup service from Haputale bus stand and railway station.</sleep>
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
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The owner of the above mentioned internet cafe knows the area quite well and will certainly be pleased to give you a helping hand if you require informations: Mr Loga, mobile: 0779975051, websitelink@hotmail.com, websitelinkloga@gmail.com.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:31, 18 February 2014

Haputale is a city in Uva, in the central mountain area of Sri Lanka. It's a relaxed little place with about 5000 inhabitants. Mostly Tamils mixed with some Muslims and Buddhists. It's a wonderful place to retreat for a while. There is many Tea estates around and one can walk virtually for several weeks, without ever taking the same path twice. As it is located on top of a mountain range, the views are exceptional. Though being quite high above sea level, the sun should be minded.


Get around[edit]

Walking or by rickshaw, as usual in Sri Lanka. One can also take the train to visit smaller places around Haputale (the also tiny places Ella, Bandarawella or Badulla, for example). It's also quite common to take the train to one of the neighboring villages and simply walk back that same way on the rail tracks. It's totally normal in Sri Lanka to walk on rail tracks. Trains are slow and using their horn more than permanently. Those rail track walks offer one of the best views Sri Lanka has to offer.

See[edit][add listing]

A lot of tea estates surround the tiny city. Just wandering around in the plantations and watching the tea workers collecting the leaves.

Dambatenne Tea Factory: Well known tea manufacturers (eg Lipton Tea) cultivate their plantations around Haputale. "Dambatenne" is one of the tea processing centers (located 9 km from the city). Sir Thomas J. Lipton was living on this estate and the factory still maintains most of the machinery already in use one century ago. The possibility to visit and watch those traditional production techniques as well as try different kinds of tea makes this quite a popular tourist attraction. (fee 250 Rps.)

Lipton's Seat: Famous Viewpoint 1970m above sea level. Incredible views, on good conditions (it may be cloudy already from 10 am on, so go early!) you can see the sea. Located about 18 km from Haputale (7km from Tea Factory), you can reach it either by tuktuk (800 Rps. return including waiting time at Lipton's seat and Tea factory if needed) or take the local bus to the tea factory and walk the rest. There are also more comfortabel and more expensive taxi buses to hire.The fee RS 50/- per soul and vehicle Rs 100/- Drink a tea at the top. It's only 30 rupees including some cookies! (Apr 2013)


Adisham Monastery: This large granite country house, surrounded by gradens and orchards, was constructed by the British Planter Sir Thomas Lister Valliers in 1931.

Do[edit][add listing]

Walking.

Internet[edit]

The "Website Link" cybercafe and tea shop offers a good high speed connection. 60 Rs per hour (2013). The owner Loga is extremely friendly and regularly offers complimentary tea to the guests. His services also include long distance phone calls and a wide selection of local teas available for purchase. Directions: located on the same street as the train station, 20 meters from the railroad crossing.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

There is the standard range of eateries.

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  • FarahGuestInn, 118, Welimada Temple Rd. (home: 0572268228, mobile: 0773471536, s 350 RS, soon also dormitory (2009)) or it's neighboring guesthouse "Bawa Guest House" (s 350 RS, dormitory also planned (2009)). To find them, beginning from the railway station, just walk back on the rail tracks, in the direction Kandy. After 400 meters one can see a sign "Olympus" on the hill, left to the rails. Climb up the stairs to that sign. There, up that hill, you reach Temple Road (parallel to the rails). Then, in your back you can see a yellow sign indicating a schoolboy and a schoolgirl. At that place a little way is leaving from Temple Road in a parallel manner into the right direction. Follow that small muddy way for approximately 200 meters. There comes a green wall on the right side. Don't mind you're not lost.... . At the point where that green wall turns gray, small steps are leading downwards. Descend them and you will already see the roof of "FarahGuestInn". Continue that small track for another 50 meters and the roof of "Bawa Guest House" appears. There the track ends and one has to descend another small steps down to the road (also parallel to the mud track) which the entry gates of Bawa Guest House and "FarahGuestInn" are facing to. Sorry, but it's not that easy to explain. *Amarasinghe Guest House, Thambapillai Av, (Colombo road or Temple road), 0572268175. checkout: 12.00. price range from Sri lankan Rupees 500/= to 900/=.(Room Only).meals can order throuhgh the Menu. 500/=.  edit 500/=.  edit
  • Cuesta Guest House, 118, Welimada Temple Rd. Room with incredible views from the balconies and the nice lounge. Good homecooking also. From Rupees 700/= to 1200/= for double/triple.  edit
  • Melheim Resort (Melheim Resort), Lower blackwood, Beragala, BD 90126 Sri Lanka, +94 (0) 57 5675969, [1]. Providing both comfort and convenience, all equipped with Satellite TV,Private toilet and bath and Complimentary breakfast. USD 110.36.  edit
  • Bawa Guest House, 32. Thammbipillai Ave. (down under Welimada Temple Road), +94(0)57 226 82 60. Friendly place with big clean rooms, hot water and delicious home cooking. Hosts can provide a lot of information about the area. Free pickup service call Fazmi +94(0)72 915 76 16. Email: bawaguest@yahoo.com Sri Lankan Rupies 1000. (6°45'56.32,80°57'4.79) edit
  • ABC Guest Inn, 109 Sherwood Part (200 m from main junction, People´s Bank downstairs, turn right at bottom of stairs) (email abcguestinn.haputale@gmail.com), +94572268630 / +94771012113, [2]. checkout: 12:00pm. ABC Guest Inn has a very friendly owner with clean rooms and great views. There are two single, four double and three triple rooms. One triple has a balcony, most with attached bath. All bath rooms have hot water shower. Rooms have mosquito nets, towels, extra blankets, toilet paper and soap. Free WIFI and PC use. Internet 100 Rs./h. Sat-TV (99 channels) is available in hall and lobby. There are also Radio and DVD player. 3 TVs are free to use for rooms.Daily newspapers free by order. Laundry service. Saman has games for your children like a carom board, cards and chess.There´s also a luggage room for your bags. You can hire here a Honda 250 R motorbike (1.000 Rs./day) or a 3-wheeler for 30 Rs./km. 6 cars can park in front of the house. Guides for trekking tours 1.500 Rs./day. Check reviews on Tripadvisor. Rooms from 1500 Rs (crappy one) or 2200 (OK standard and great view)..  edit
  • Ali Home, Temple Road, 072-6157484. Ali Home has 3 rooms. The room is comfy and the hot water shower is good. They also provide dinner (Rs450) and breakfast (Rs350). Ali's daughter cooks very well, and it is warm to have this home-cooked Sri Lankan dinner while chatting with the owner's family. Some guests may like to drink with Ali as well. The guesthouse has a great view too. Email: ali.haputale@gmail.com Rs1500.  edit
  • Haputale Gap Guest House, Colombo Rd. (Upstairs from the 'UK Rice Shop'), 0729545324, [3]. Haputale Gap Guest House offers 5 small rooms located in central Haputale. The owner Farouk is extremely friendly and provides a genuine, safe and welcoming environment. All rooms are clean,have their own mosquito nets, as well as bathrooms with hot water showers. Prices per room are between 800 - 1000 RP. Farouk also offers cheap tuktuk services, tour guides around the surrounding areas, and scooter rental. He also offers to take you home to his family for a complimentary rice and curry meal. 800-1000.  edit
  • Awinco Rest, A16 / No 122, Badulla Road, Haputale (6°46'27.9N, 80°57'47.0E), +94 572268620. A16, Badulla Road, Haputale - 6°46'27.9"N, 80°57'47.0"E Email: awincorest@yahoo.com Internet, WiFi & IDD available. Single/double: 1.100-1.500 Rs. - Triple: 1.500-2.000 Rs. (updated 02.2013) Breakfast: 200-350 Rs. - Lunch/Dinner: 300-350 Rs. Take away: 165 Rs. Service charge +10%. Free pickup service from Haputale bus stand and railway station.  edit


Contact[edit]

The owner of the above mentioned internet cafe knows the area quite well and will certainly be pleased to give you a helping hand if you require informations: Mr Loga, mobile: 0779975051, websitelink@hotmail.com, websitelinkloga@gmail.com.

Get out[edit]

By train or by bus.



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