Haputale is a town of Badulla District 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. Haputale clings to a long, narrow mountain ridge with the land falling away steeply on both sides. On a clear day you can view the south coast from this ridge, and at night the Hambantota lighthouse pulses in the distance. On a not-so-clear day, great swaths of mist cling magnetically to the hillsides. Either way, it’s a spectacular part of the country.
1. Tea Estate trekking trail
If you’re a tea enthusiastic and want to know more about tea this is ideal tour for you. You must have heard about Ceylon tea but if you dreamed of visiting a tea estate this is your chance. Take a walk on steep mountain roads of Haputale the area is filled with misty mountains in high altitude with velvet green tea estates, deep valleys and cascading waterfalls. Walk through velvet green tea bushes and talk to friendly tea pluckers visit nearby tea factory to see how to plucked leaves turned in to tea and packed and if you like you can buy fresh Ceylon tea to take back home.
2. Trek to Ohiya through Bambarakanda waterfall
This tour will be one of most scenic tour that an ordinary tourist will never experience in Sri Lanka. Tour starts from Haputale you will be trekking through a protected forest and will see train tracks and trains that was created by British, in the colonial era.
Then you will be walking parallel to railway line amidst misty tea estate with a fascinating view below and you will come to a scenic cliff where you will be served with picnic meal. After that we enter a forest which is also very scenic and end of this you will come across a remote tea estate. Find the villages who are friendly and they have been brought to Sri Lanka by British rulers to work on tea estates in the colonial era.
3. Trek to Horton Plains via Ohiya
This is a very scenic trip starts from Haputale, Sri Lanka. You will be guaranteed to see very picturesque areas which an ordinary tourist would never experience. You will be starting your trip from a protected rainforest with a very scenic mountain cliff where you will be able to see rail tracks below dates back to British colonial era.
Then you will be walking in parallel to railway line amidst misty tea estates with fascinating views of the valley below. You will come across one two railway tunnels and then to a hill country railway station from which point you will be again entering a forest which leads to a scenic cliff where we serve you a picnic meal. After the meal we will again trek and enter to a forest which is very scenic and end of the forest you will come to a remote tea estate and its village which its inhabitants are introduced to Sri Lanka form India by British rulers to work on tea estates. You will be able to interact with villagers and see their way of living.
4. Take the train from Haputale to Kandy or Ella
Riding the train around Sri Lankas tea fields has quickly become one of the best things to do in the country. You can stare out over vast tea plantations and admire the breathtaking viewsFrom. in Haputale, you can either take the train to Ella or Kandy, depending on where you’re headed. Both destinations offer their own unique views.
The train journey is not just scenic and is also one of the cheapest ways to get from city to city. If you want a comfortable option, be sure to book a 1st class ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the train station in Haputale.