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Uva is a province in Sri Lanka.


  • Badulla - the capital city of Uva Province, a romantic spot surrounded by tea plantations
  • Bandarawela - a busy market town 10 km north of Haputale
  • Ella - the most famous place for tourism, sleepy small town with many places to visit
  • Haputale - a village of the hill country, surrounded by tea estates; there's also a little Anglican Church (St Andrews) on the Bandarawela Road
  • Moneragala - capital city of the same district, located about 50 km from Badulla on the highway A°4 leading to Pottuvil on the eastern coast

Get in

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

Get around



  • 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.


  • 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 km 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.


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




Bandarawela Town


  • 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.

Haputale Town

Guest Houses

  • High Cliffe 15, Station Road - Tel. 057-68096 Rooms:6
  • White Monkey - Dias Rest, Hillside Thotulagala, Dambatenne Road km post 3, Cottage: 1 - Family Rooms: 2, Tel.: +94-(0)57-5681027, [1].

Get out

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