About Bandarawela……

Bandarawela is a town situated in Badulla District, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, and 28 km from

Badulla. Bandarawela is 200 km away From Colombo and about 125 km away from Kandy, the

two capital cities of Sri lanka


Geography and climate

During colonial times, the picturesque town of Bandarawela was once

hailed as possessing one of the healthiest climates in the world. This town is considered to have the most

favorable climate on the island. Geographically, the Bandarawela area is located at a high altitude and

surrounded by a large number of mountains in Uva and Central Province.

According to the local climatic zone classifications, Bandarawela is classified

under Up Country Intermediate Zone (UCIZ) which is spread over the Badulla and Monaragala Districts.

The elevation above the sea level at Bandarawela is 4,000 ft (1,200 m), the annual average rainfall is

between 1,100 mm (43 in) and 1,400 mm (55 in) and the monthly average temperature is between 12 °C

(54 °F) (in December) and 27 °C (81 °F) (in May and June). The Bandarawela area consists mainly of red

yellow Podzolic soil, which is strongly acidic and favorable for tea plantations


Locals depend primarily upon agriculture to make a living. Most people are directly involved in vegetable

cultivation and some are working as laborers in tea estates. There are a large number of tea plantations

managed by both private and government sectors that produce good quality tea for the world market. Many

types of vegetables are grown in this area throughout the year, such as leek, carrot, beet root, cauliflower,

and cabbage. About one tenth of the population works for the government, private establishments, or their

own businesses. The majority of the people in this area fall in the low and middle income groups. Tourism

is another source of income in the Bandarawela area; many holiday resorts in that area..

Place In & Around Bandarawela

Here is some information that could help you know about place in

and around Bandarawela.