Badulla (Sri Lanka)

General information about Badulla

Бадулла, Шри-Ланка Main street Badulla

Badulla (Badulla, Badulla) is a small town in Central Sri Lanka, capital of the province of UVA. The city's population is 47,000 people. The city is situated at an altitude of 680 metres 230 kilometers from Colombo (see the map Badulla, Sri Lanka).

Badulla is though is a famous tourist place, really in the city to do nothing. There is a basic tourist infrastructure, it is connected with major cities by Railways, but no beaches, no entertainment, nor any major attractions here. A well-known town to tourists only thanks to one of the largest and most famous waterfalls of Sri Lanka - Dunhinda (Dunhinda). In addition to the waterfall in the city there is a minimum standard set of several temples, churches and the city clock. Come here usually because of the waterfall and to see the wonderful scenery on the route Nuwara Eliya - Badulla. It is believed that these landscapes even more exciting and beautiful than if you go from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy. In the city nothing to do, so tourists are practically not to meet. If you have a rented vehicle or hired a driver with a car it is quite possible to reach Badulu from Nuwara Eliya to see a bit of the city and the waterfall, and back the same day.

Ntsu and another reason to visit Badulla her presence on the way from Nuwara Eliya to Polonnaruwa and the East coast. Therefore, if you plan to travel by rented transport from N. Uh. or back to Polonnaruwa, Arugam Bay, Batticaloa, or the other resorts of the East, can lay the route a short stop here. Any of these routes and is able to travel a day if you leave early in the morning.

How to get to Badulla, transport

In Badolo can be reached by bus from Colombo, Ella, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya. The buses run frequently during daylight hours only.

Ends in Badulla railway line running from Colombo via Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella. Every day here comes (goes) five trains. Schedule and cost can be found here:,

The town is very small, so transport is not needed. From the railway or bus station is easy to reach any hotel and place in town on foot.

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Hotels of Badulla, where to stay

Accommodation options in Badulla at least. There are several hotels and guesthouses.

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Attractions Badulla

Waterfall Dunhinda (also Dunhinda, Danhinda Falls)

Водопад Данхинда (Дунхинда), Шри-Ланка Waterfall Dunhinda (Dunhinda)

This waterfall though is not one of the most picturesque, but definitely one of the most powerful and affluent in Sri Lanka. The height of 63 meters, and it consists of only a single threshold, where the water falls powerful stream of water. There is a legend, if you believe which, at the bottom of the pool at the base of the waterfall hidden treasures guarded by the spirits of the Princess and her lover. Due to the difference in social status they are unable to stay together in life and chose to commit suicide by throwing himself into the waterfall. And now they have nothing left except the treasure, which they did not let.

Is Dunhinda 5 kilometers from the town. You can reach it from the city by local bus, which departs every 30 minutes from the bus station next to the town clock (Clock Tower). Once you arrive on the bus to the entrance to the waterfall, then you will have to continue on foot along mountain paths and jungle about two kilometers. In some places the ascents and descents are steep and even dangerous, but in General to overcome the route everyone can do. The trail ends at a viewing platform from which you can go down to the pool waterfall. But this is not recommended, because the bottom is very wet and slippery. By the way, take care of equipment here, because around the waterfall is constantly hanging from a suspension of small droplets, and the humidity is very high. Also be careful when dealing with wild monkeys, who here can meet you along the path to the waterfall: hide everything that is bad for you fixed (watches, chains, phones), and do not leave belongings unattended.

The entrance to the waterfall is paid 200 rupees (see money Sri Lanka, the exchange rate). But you can get him for free, if you come here early in the morning to 8 hours, even when not sell tickets.

Near the entrance to the waterfall bench runs the market, there is Parking, where the local "dealers" fleeced rare tourists at fantastic prices. Be prepared to pay for Parking a motorbike here 50 rupees per car up to 200.

Read more about waterfall Dunhinda and photos here...

Other attractions in Badulla

Бадулла, Шри-Ланка Temple Badulla

Devale Kataragama (Kataragama Devale). Ancient Hindu temple (dates back to the 18th century), located in the city centre.

Mutagene Vihara (Vihara Muthiyagana). Buddhist temple.

St. Mark's Church (St Mark's Church). Built by the British Church.

Tea plantations. Separately as sights worth mentioning on the scenic tea plantations near Badulla. You can see them on the way by bus or train from Ella.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 22 may 2017, 11:03
1 Hello! From India to Sri Lanka can only be reached as from any other country, any simplified procedure no including visa. So you need to buy tickets from India to Sri Lanka, and to issue an e-visa ETA. On the other way. ...
Paul M 15 Dec 2017, 00:15
1Здравствуйте, can't find any site where you can buy a ticket from Ella to Hikkaduwa on any train or bus. Also wanted to ask about the local mobile operators. Necessary mostly the Internet. Suggest some kind of network? Just there to buy a SIM card (Colombo) and what the price would be for a package where a few minutes, but a lot of the Internet? Thanks in advance ...
admin 15 Dec 2017, 09:49
1 Hello Paul! And you will not find such a site. First, there are no such websites, electronic ticketing on trains and buses in Sri Lanka does not exist; and secondly, from Ella to Hikkaduwa can be reached only with a change in Colombo. Generally you do not see this as a big problem, tickets for 2 and 3 class will be able to buy on the spot right before the departure. Timetable here If you definitely want to travel first class in observation car, then it is better to buy in advance the plot of Ella-Colombo, but not necessarily. Available in advance through special sites to the Agency with a large wrap, but it will not be an e-ticket and the paper that you get in the place. On the Internet today, not to advise, has long not been there, but in General without problems to buy and use. If English little own in any shop with SIM cards explain what you need, you will be offered options. ...
Lauryn 15 Dec 2017, 17:33
1Добрый evening! Going to Sri Lanka in the second half of January. If I'm on the ETA, do not tell me when it's ready? (including the upcoming NG) Or is it better to do it at the airport on arrival? I read that this is possible. Is this true? Thank you for your answer. ...
admin 15 Dec 2017, 17:38
1 do Not see the advantages of what to do at the airport. First of all expensive and secondly have at the airport to spend more time, you need it. Make from home a few days everything will be ready. ...
Yanita 05 Feb 2018, 18:35
1 > we are flying with a child. In Thailand no problem we went with the baby on the motorbike. Can there be a problem with the police in Sri Lanka if the motorcycle will be 2 adults and a child? ...
admin 06 Feb 2018, 09:29
1 Hello! Yes, it seems that even we are not forbidden to carry on a motorcycle in the front seat, and after 12 on the rear. But in Sri Lanka, motorbikes for transport is generally not considered, all ride, and many times with children seen. Well, even if there are complaints, the police (police on the roads, by the way, very little), solve the problem on the spot. The cops are here Oh-Oh-Oh-ry is corrupt, everything can be solved for a few bucks. Do not swear with them, and smile and even laugh, and everything will be OK. P. S. in Kandy into oncoming traffic on the bike flooded, and then as luck COP. He blowed, poulybalis each other, turned around and went back. ...
Lukas 07 May 2018, 18:55
1Hello! I'm going to Sri Lanka in about a month and have thoughts on renting a scooter when I'm in Ella and perhaps also in/around Arugam Bay. I only have my Swedish drivers license (I know more is required) but I wonder about the consequenses if being pulled over? I was several times in Bali and just paid for a temporary license the first time which I could then show when it happened again. How expensive would a fine be in Sri Lanka, it is high risk to get pulled over as a tourist on bike and also, what is worse case scenario if I do get pulled over? Answers would be appriciated! Regards Lukas ...
admin 09 May 2018, 05:13
1 Hi Lukas! You are right, officialy you need to get a local drivers permit. But on practice you don't really need this, actually like on Bali too. I have expirience in driving all around Sri Lanka, have met twice policemens on the road and they cheked-out my russian driving license, and I don't have any problems and fines. ...
Оксана1083 31 may 2018, 13:16
1A how much is one day delay in the visa. We have tickets for 32 days. And how to do better. To change tickets or expired visa to pay ...

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