Located about 193 km from Colombo (near Nuwara Eliya) and sticking to a long, narrow mountain ridge of the southern edge of the Central Highlands, lies Haputale at an elevation of 1431 m above sea level. This bowl-shaped valley offers strategic and commanding views of the north, with hills and highlands, and of the south, with plains running to the coastline. The sudden drop in elevation while descending into the city is both startling and breathtaking. Notice how the British planter’s have left behind their legacies with amazing hillside tea estates and old colonial plantation bungalows. Splendid hills with tea plantations, the Tea Factory and a Victorian heritage, are just some of the draws to Haputale.


  • Heritage
  • Landscape


  • Bowl-Shaped Valley
  • Hillside Tea Estates
  • Colonial Plantation Bungalows

Places to Stay

Melheim Resort

Style: Resort

With amazing panoramas of terraced gardens bordered by forest reserves, Melheim Resort rests on the slopes of Blackwood Mountain in Beragala, Haputale.

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Activities in Haputale

Tea Plantation Visit from Haputale

Tea lovers can enjoy an insightful experience with an hour long visit to a tea plantation and factory that is known for producing some of the world’s famous Ceylon Tea. During the visit, you will observe how meticulous the quality control and grading techniques are. The steps involved in the different stages of the manufacturing process is also explained. The spotlight of your visit is, of course, the tasting of fresh tea of varying graded qualities. What more can you ask for than a perfectly brewed cup of pure Ceylon tea at its source?

Visit to Bambarakanda Falls & Diyaluma Falls

On this full day excursion, visit some of the most picturesque waterfalls on Sri Lanka, with Bambarakanda being Sri Lanka


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