About Bandarawela – Best place to live & visit

Bandarawela is the second largest city in Badulla District which is 30km away from Badulla city. It is located on the western part of the Uva Province on the eastern slopes of central hills of Sri Lanka. It has very cool climate condition than the other areas in the Uva Province except Haputale. Bandarawela town located in 200km away from Colombo and can be reach by bus or train. If you are choosing main road to reach Bandarawela you could reach there with in 5 hours from Colombo. There are 150 km form Bandarawela to Kandy (The second largest city on Sri Lanka). Bandarawele surrounded with beautiful tea plantations which cultivated in British Colonial times. Bandarawela is major Ceylon Tea production area since colonial times.

There are several routes to reach Bandarawela, Either Colombo, Kandy, Mathara and From Nuwaraeliya. Can reach Colombo via Rathnapura, Balangoda, Haputhale along A16 with in 5 hours. While one can travel by Train from Colombo Fort to Bandarawela while enjoying nice and splendid views. From Kandy one can travel via Nuwaraeliya along A5 route by passing Welimada via route B44 route. All routes to Bandarawela are very scenic thus one can pass splendid and beautiful geographical areas.

Because its beauty and gorgeous views Bandarawela is one of the best place for eco tourism. Cool and calm climate, beautiful environment would definite relax your mind and body. Bandarawela town consist with nice infrastructure to provide accommodation, restaurants and shopping. It’s a truly best place to live & visit…

Coordinates 6°50′0″N 80°59′0″E / 6.83333, 80.98333
Mayor Mr. Chaminda Wijesiri
Area 90.8 km² / 35.1 mi²
Population 64 657
Sinhala 46,843 (72.42%)
Indian Tamils 10,521 (16.26%)
Sri Lankan Tamils 3,647 (5.63%)
Moors 3,127 (4.83%)
Malays 267 (0.41%)
Burghers 147 (0.22%)
Other 123 (0.19%)
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
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