Bandarawela is a duplicate of Nuwara Eliya. Its major attraction is its beauty. It is more beautiful than Nuwara Eliya since it is shaped like a mountain plateau surrounded by hills,completely shrouded in mist. It is a wonderful sight to behold. This is why many tourists prefer to spend time in Bandarawela.
On your way to Haputale from Colombo via Balangoda you can reach Bandarawela. Nevertheless, the journey to Bandarawela will be a more exciting experience if you travel by train. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic view alongside the Colombo – Badulla railway line. Therefore, many local and foreign tourists prefer to use the train to arrive in Bandarawela.
During the British colonial era, they made Bandarawela a comfortable place to stay. Hence,many colonial buildings attribute to the attractions in Badulla. Some of the existing buildings constructed in that era still show the grandeur of the past British architecture.
The special attraction in Bandarawela is despite the hot the sun is in the daylight, the coolness the of the wind makes the atmosphere pleasant.
Bandarawela supplies a large variety of upcountry vegetable to many parts of Sri Lanka. Bandarawela area is famous for floral diversity and floral designs. So, a visit to Bandarawela from April to June is a treat to to those who adore flowers.
Do not forget to bring the sweaters, dry clothes and other necessities when you travel to Bandarawela, where you will have a very delightful cool weather. Visitors to Bandarawela will get access to beautiful places such as Welimada, Diyathalawa , Punchi-Sri padaya mountain range, Bindunuwewa Farm, Heel Oya Railway Station and Adhisham Bungalow at Haputale. Therefore, the visit to Bandarawela is a thorough travel experience.