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Uva

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Uva is a region in Sri Lanka.

Cities

  1. Badulla is the capital city of Uva Province. It is a romantic spot surrounded by tea plantations.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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
  1. 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"
  2. '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
  1. The Uda Walawe National Park was established in 1972 to protect the Walawe reservoir. Wildlife includes elephants, crocodiles, jackals, buffalo etc.
  2. 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.
  • Waterfalls
  1. Dunhinda Falls 3 k.m. from Badulla town
  2. Manawela Falls 12 k.m. from Welimada

Do

Eat

Sleep

  • Bandarawela Town
  1. Hotels
    1. Bandarawela Hotel - Rooms 36
    2. Orient Hotel - Tel. 2252561/2 - Rooms 36
    3. Queens Hotel - Rooms 90
  2. Guest Houses
    1. Himalie Guest House Badulla Road, Bindunuwewa - Tel.057-2362.
    2. Ideal Resort Welimada Road - Tel. 057-22476 - Rooms:8.
    3. Rose Villa Off Poonagalla Road - Tel. 057-22329 - Rooms: 3.
  • Badulla Town
  1. Guest Houses
    1. Badulla New Tourist Inn 122, Dunhinda Falls Road Badulla - Tel. 055-23423 - Rooms: 30.
    2. Dunhinda Falls Inn 35/11 1/1, Bandaranaike Mw - Tel. 055-22406,23028 - Rooms: 20.
    3. Eagle's Nest 159, Lower Street - Tel. 055-22841 - Rooms: 13.
    4. River Side Holiday Inn 27, Lower King Street - Tel. 055-22090 - Rooms: 6
  • Haputale Town
  1. Guest Houses
    1. High Cliffe 15, Station Road - Tel. 057-68096 Rooms:6

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