province of Sri Lanka

Uva is a province in Sri Lanka.


Map of Uva
  • 1 Badulla - the capital city of Uva Province, a romantic spot surrounded by tea plantations
  • 2 Bandarawela - a busy market town 10 km north of Haputale
  • 3 Dambana  
  • 4 Ella - the most famous place for tourism, sleepy small town with many places to visit
  • 5 Haputale a village of the hill country, surrounded by tea estates; there's also a little Anglican Church (St Andrews) on the Bandarawela Road
  • 6 Kataragama - a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people
  • 7 Mahiyanganaya  
  • 8 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
  • 9 Passara  
  • 10 Sorabora Wewa  
  • 11 Welimada  
  • 12 Wellawaya  

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 The Udawalawe 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 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.

Get inEdit

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

Get aroundEdit



  • 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 Maligawila village.


  • 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.



  • Ella Dream Cafe (1000m), Wellawaya Road (Village centre), +94 572228950. All Day. Recommended cafe with well cooked western dishes, fresh fish and veggies as well as Hill Country specials. Very attentive service. Best fish & chips in Sri Lanka! $4 to 7.


Haputale TownEdit

Guest HousesEdit

  • High Cliffe, +94 57-68096. 15, Station Road - Rooms:6
  • White Monkey - Dias Rest, +94 57-5681027. Hillside Thotulagala, Dambatenne Road km post 3, Cottage: 1 - Family Rooms: 2.
  • Bawa Guest House, Haputale, 32. Thammbipillai Ave.down under Welimada Temple Road. Phone +94 57 226 82 60Friendly place with big clean rooms, hot water and delicious home cooking. Hosts can provide a lot of information about the area.Free pickup service call Fazmi +94(0)72 915 76 16. Email:

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