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Uva is a region in [[Sri Lanka]].
 
Uva is a region in [[Sri Lanka]].
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
#'''Badulla''' is the capital city of Uva Province. It is a romantic spot surrounded by tea plantations.
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*[[Badulla]] is the capital city of Uva Province. It is a romantic spot surrounded by tea plantations.
#'''Moneragala''' town is the capital city of the same district. located about 50 k.m. from Badulla on the highway A°4 leading to Pottuvil on the eastern coast.
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*[[Moneragala]] town is the capital city of the same district. located about 50 k.m. from Badulla on the highway A°4 leading to Pottuvil on the eastern coast.
#'''Haputale''' is a village of the hill country, sorrounded by tea estates. There's also a little Anglican Church (St Andrews) on the Bandarawela road.
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*[[Haputale]] is a village of the hill country, sorrounded by tea estates. There's also a little Anglican Church (St Andrews) on the Bandarawela road.
#'''Bandarawela''' is a busy market town 10 km north of Haputale.
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*[[Bandarawela]] is a busy market town 10 km north of Haputale.
#'''Welimada'''
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*[[Welimada]]
#'''Wellawaya'''
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*[[Wellawaya]]
#'''Passara'''
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*[[Passara]]
#'''Mahiyanganaya'''
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*[[Mahiyanganaya]]
#'''Sorabora Wewa'''
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*[[Sorabora Wewa]]
#'''Dambana'''
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*[[Dambana]]
 
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
The train journey from Colombo to Badulla keeps about 9 hours. Trains run along the Mahaweli River Valley among green mountains, offering splendid wiews on the highlands, tea crops and countless waterfalls.
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The train journey from Colombo to Badulla keeps about 9 hours. Trains
 
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run along the Mahaweli River Valley among green mountains, offering
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splendid wiews on the highlands, tea crops and countless waterfalls.
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
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==See==
 
==See==
*''Monuments''
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===Monuments===
#'''Buduruwagala Rock Carvings''' Five kilometres south of Wellawaya, on the road to Tissa there are seven statues carved out of a rock. The tallest one, depicting the Buddha, is 50 feet tall. Buduruwagala means "stone images of the Buddha"  
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*'''Buduruwagala Rock Carvings''' Five kilometres south of Wellawaya, on the road to Tissa there are seven statues carved out of a rock. The tallest one, depicting the Buddha, is 50 feet tall. Buduruwagala means "stone images of the Buddha"
#'''The Maligawila Buddha statue''' carved out of stone, stands in a blessing posture. It is 37 feet and 10 inches tall. The spot is close to Buttala village.  
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*'''The Maligawila Buddha statue''' carved out of stone, stands in a blessing posture. It is 37 feet and 10 inches tall. The spot is close to Buttala village.
*''Parks''
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===Parks===
#'''The Uda Walawe National Park''' was established in 1972 to protect the Walawe reservoir. Wildlife includes elephants, crocodiles, jackals, buffalo etc.<br>
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*'''The Uda Walawe National Park''' was established in 1972 to protect the Walawe reservoir. Wildlife includes elephants, crocodiles, jackals, buffalo etc.
#'''The Maduru Oya National Park''' 300 k.m. away from Colombo in the dry zone. The fashinating Veddas tribes, members of any of the aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, are still living in the Park.
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*'''The Maduru Oya National Park''' 300 k.m. away from Colombo in the dry zone. The fascinating Veddas tribes, members of any of the aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, are still living in the Park.
*''Waterfalls''
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===Waterfalls===
#'''Dunhinda Falls''' 3 k.m. from Badulla town  
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*'''Dunhinda Falls''' 3 k.m. from Badulla town
#'''Manawela Falls''' 12 k.m. from Welimada
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*'''Manawela Falls''' 12 k.m. from Welimada
#'''Diyaluma Falls''' It is 220m (570ft) in height and very close to the A-4 road between Koslanda and Wellawaya.
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*'''Diyaluma Falls''' It is 220m (570ft) in height and very close to the A-4 road between Koslanda and Wellawaya.
 
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==Do==
 
==Do==
 
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
*'''Bandarawela Town'''
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===Bandarawela Town===
#''Hotels''
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====Hotels====
##'''Bandarawela Hotel''' - Rooms 36  
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*'''Bandarawela Hotel''' - Rooms 36
##'''Orient Hotel''' - Tel. 2252561/2 - Rooms 36
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*'''Orient Hotel''' - Tel. 2252561/2 - Rooms 36
##'''Queens Hotel''' - Rooms 90
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*'''Queens Hotel''' - Rooms 90
#''Guest Houses''
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====Guest Houses====
##'''Himalie Guest House''' Badulla Road, Bindunuwewa - Tel.057-2362.  
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*'''Himalie Guest House''' Badulla Road, Bindunuwewa - Tel.057-2362.
##'''Ideal Resort''' Welimada Road - Tel. 057-22476 - Rooms:8.
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*'''Ideal Resort''' Welimada Road - Tel. 057-22476 - Rooms:8.
##'''Rose Villa''' Off Poonagalla Road - Tel. 057-22329 - Rooms: 3.  
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*'''Rose Villa''' Off Poonagalla Road - Tel. 057-22329 - Rooms: 3.
*'''Badulla Town'''
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===Badulla Town===
#''Guest Houses''
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====Guest Houses====
##'''Badulla New Tourist Inn''' 122, Dunhinda Falls Road Badulla - Tel. 055-23423 - Rooms: 30.
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*'''Badulla New Tourist Inn''' 122, Dunhinda Falls Road Badulla - Tel. 055-23423 - Rooms: 30.
##'''Dunhinda Falls Inn''' 35/11 1/1, Bandaranaike Mw - Tel. 055-22406,23028 - Rooms: 20.
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*'''Dunhinda Falls Inn''' 35/11 1/1, Bandaranaike Mw - Tel. 055-22406,23028 - Rooms: 20.
##'''Eagle's Nest''' 159, Lower Street - Tel. 055-22841 - Rooms: 13.
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*'''Eagle's Nest''' 159, Lower Street - Tel. 055-22841 - Rooms: 13.
##'''River Side Holiday Inn''' 27, Lower King Street - Tel. 055-22090 - Rooms: 6
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*'''River Side Holiday Inn''' 27, Lower King Street - Tel. 055-22090 - Rooms: 6
*'''Haputale Town'''
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===Haputale Town===
#''Guest Houses''
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====Guest Houses====
##'''High Cliffe''' 15, Station Road - Tel. 057-68096 Rooms:6
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*'''High Cliffe''' 15, Station Road - Tel. 057-68096 Rooms:6
 
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
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Revision as of 19:34, 21 February 2006

Uva is a region in Sri Lanka.

Contents

Cities

  • Badulla is the capital city of Uva Province. It is a romantic spot surrounded by tea plantations.
  • Moneragala town is the capital city of the same district. located about 50 k.m. from Badulla on the highway A°4 leading to Pottuvil on the eastern coast.
  • Haputale is a village of the hill country, sorrounded by tea estates. There's also a little Anglican Church (St Andrews) on the Bandarawela road.
  • Bandarawela is a busy market town 10 km north of Haputale.
  • Welimada
  • Wellawaya
  • Passara
  • Mahiyanganaya
  • Sorabora Wewa
  • Dambana

Understand

Get in

The train journey from Colombo to Badulla keeps about 9 hours. Trains run along the Mahaweli River Valley among green mountains, offering splendid wiews on the highlands, tea crops and countless waterfalls.

Get around

See

Monuments

  • Buduruwagala Rock Carvings Five kilometres south of Wellawaya, on the road to Tissa there are seven statues carved out of a rock. The tallest one, depicting the Buddha, is 50 feet tall. Buduruwagala means "stone images of the Buddha"
  • The Maligawila Buddha statue carved out of stone, stands in a blessing posture. It is 37 feet and 10 inches tall. The spot is close to Buttala village.

Parks

  • The Uda Walawe National Park was established in 1972 to protect the Walawe reservoir. Wildlife includes elephants, crocodiles, jackals, buffalo etc.
  • The Maduru Oya National Park 300 k.m. away from Colombo in the dry zone. The fascinating Veddas tribes, members of any of the aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, are still living in the Park.

Waterfalls

  • Dunhinda Falls 3 k.m. from Badulla town
  • Manawela Falls 12 k.m. from Welimada
  • Diyaluma Falls It is 220m (570ft) in height and very close to the A-4 road between Koslanda and Wellawaya.

Do

Eat

Sleep

Bandarawela Town

Hotels

  • Bandarawela Hotel - Rooms 36
  • Orient Hotel - Tel. 2252561/2 - Rooms 36
  • Queens Hotel - Rooms 90

Guest Houses

  • Himalie Guest House Badulla Road, Bindunuwewa - Tel.057-2362.
  • Ideal Resort Welimada Road - Tel. 057-22476 - Rooms:8.
  • Rose Villa Off Poonagalla Road - Tel. 057-22329 - Rooms: 3.

Badulla Town

Guest Houses

  • Badulla New Tourist Inn 122, Dunhinda Falls Road Badulla - Tel. 055-23423 - Rooms: 30.
  • Dunhinda Falls Inn 35/11 1/1, Bandaranaike Mw - Tel. 055-22406,23028 - Rooms: 20.
  • Eagle's Nest 159, Lower Street - Tel. 055-22841 - Rooms: 13.
  • River Side Holiday Inn 27, Lower King Street - Tel. 055-22090 - Rooms: 6

Haputale Town

Guest Houses

  • High Cliffe 15, Station Road - Tel. 057-68096 Rooms:6

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