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
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and around Bandarawela.