Badulla

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Badulla is in the main district of Uva Province, it is also the last railway station of the Main Line. Badulla consists of many amazing waterfalls, camping and hiking grounds and ancient attractions.

Nature attractions and monuments of Badulla

Being surrounded by many mountains, Badulla is also known for many amazing waterfalls including the tallest in Sri Lanka. Massifs around Badulla are among the popular hiking and camping grounds of the island.

Take an unique amazing camping tour above the clouds at Madulsima.

The second highest waterfall of Sri Lanka

A summit with golden brown grassland on the top providing amazing views of Uma Oya, Badulu Oya, Namunukula mountains and Mahaweli flood plains.

Regarded as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka’s.

A stunning monument built in the name of world’s peace.

An amazing hiking place in a small hill top town.

Little Adam’s Peak is a fairly each hike in Ella offering breathtaking views from the top.

An amazing waterfall in the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary. Just located beside the Ella - Wellawaya road, it is a place to hang out, bathe and hike.

The 263 meter tall waterfall is recorded as the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka

Namunukula, the massif of nine peaks is the second highest in Uva Province and the twelfth highest in Sri Lanka.

Ancient attractions in Badulla

Badulla has been an important area from ancient times, it is believed that Buddha visited the area twice during his first and third visits to Sri Lanka. Apart from the religious attractions, the Sorabora Wewa which was built during the 2nd-century BC stands out for its unique sluice gate.

Bogoda Raja Maha Viharaya is known for its amazing wooden bridge built across Gallanda Oya.

A stupa originally built by God Saman, and later during the 6th-century BC an Arhat thero named Sarabhu brought Buddha's larynx relic which was also enshrined in the stupa.

Built in the 17th-century Kataragama Devalaya is a shrine dedicated to Kataragama Deviyo.

Dowa Rock temple is known for its half finished Buddha statue built in the Anuradhapura Era by King Vatta Gamini Abhaya.

The only ancient water reservoir in Sri Lanka built without a “Biso Kotuwa”. Sorabora Wewa is a massive ancient water reservoir built in the 2nd-century BC by a giant named Bulatha, and known for its unique stone cut sluice gate.

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An ancient forest monastery used by Arhat Maliyadeva thero during the reign of King Vatta Gamini Abhaya.

A cave temple built in the 2nd-century BC by King Vatta Gamini Abhaya.

Colonial attractions in Badulla

During the Colonial period Badulla has been identified as one of the best areas for tea plantations. Many pioneer tea planters including Sir Thomas Lipton invested in the nearby cities, Ella, Bandarawela, Poonagala and left numerous colonial attractions.

A popular hangout spot among locals, and a location for wedding photography.

A colonial country house built in 1931 and transformed into a Catholic monastery.

The largest tea factory in Sri Lanka, built in the 1890 by Sir Thomas Lipton and now owned by Lankem.

A smaller 160 years old Anglican church is situated in the center of Badulla town.

A cross shaped amazing colonial building with a central high roof built by the British in the late 19th century demonstrating British architectural features.

A magnificent viaduct bridge connecting two hillocks, engineered by D.J. Wimalasurendra one of the most distinguished engineers in Sri Lanka.

An unusual railway line which loops around a hill and goes just underneath the railway station.

An amazing viewpoint where Scotish tea baron Sir Thomas used to observe his large tea plantations from.