|Coordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°ECoordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
Haputale (හපුතලේ in Sinhala Language) is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. The elevation is 1431 m (4695 ft) above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN in 2010 named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destinations.
Notable Government institutions are :
- Police Station
- Government Hospital
- Railway Station
- Haputale Divisional Education Office
- Main Post Office
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Places of interest
- Horton Plains National Park Via Boralanda
- Adisham Bungalow
- Lipton's Seat
- Diyaluma Falls
- Bambarakanda Falls
- Soragune Devalaya
- Haldummulla town
- Beragala Gap
- Thangamale Sanctuary (Protected areas of Sri Lanka)
Adisham Bungalow is a nineteenth-century British period building, which was modelled on Leeds Castle in Kent, England. Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka in the early 20th century, used it as his country house. Later it became a Benedictine monastery. The Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is located next to the bungalow.
The Lipton’s Seat is located at Dambetenna in the Haputale Mountain region. This place was a favourite look-outpoint for Sir Thomas Lipton. The point has a fabulous view over Uva, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces.
Members of Parliament
The constituency has been represented in Parliament by:
- J. A. Rambukpota 1947–1952
- Ratwatte, Wilfred A. 1952–1956
- W. J. M. Lokubandara – 1977–1988
- Lanka Library
- Gregory Curley; Jenara Nerenberg; Mitch Moxley; Niels Footman; Sara Schonhardt; Tiffany Lam (April 20, 2010). "Unseen Asia: 25 of Asia's most overlooked destinations". CNN. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
- ds.gov.lk Haputale
- Cultural Background
- 1947 GENERAL ELECTION
- 1952 GENERAL ELECTION