Badulla (Sri Lanka)

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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.

Well, 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 Bedulu 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.

How does a transfer bookingDetails >
Поиск трансфераFind the right route
Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station

And here is the schedule of trains and other transport in Badulla available for online booking:

Hotels of Badulla, where to stay

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

You can choose and book a hotel in Badulla through the proposed search form. In the search results, you can read descriptions of hotels and their services, testimonials, and to see the location on the map.

Find and book accommodation in Badulla can on these sites or via the search form. All sites have Russian interface and Russian-speaking customer support, numerous real guests reviews. And in Agoda and Booking are bonus system:

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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 30 November, 2017
The site presents guides to Central cities and sites of Sri Lanka:
The cultural triangle
Adam's Peak
Forest Sinharaja
Nuwara Eliya
The guides will be supplemented.
In this topic you can ask questions and discuss travelling to these places. Changes to the guides are appreciated :SUPER ...
Competent 5 January, 2018
Correct though Pinnawella at Pinnawala. In English, too. ...
admin 5 January, 2018

Thanks for noticing. As it turns out, the first time for you to remember and pronounce then. It was also with Polonnaruwa-Polonnaruwa for a long time myself retrained. ...
AMN Oct 10, 2018
Assalamu Alaikum.
I would like to ask. can I find in Sri Lanka Halal food
thank you.
and sorry for the mistakes ...
admin October, 10, 2018

Hello! Yes, I can, but this kitchen is not very widespread. Looking for Muslim hotels, if they operate such restaurants. ...
Павел112244466 11 November, 2018
Here you write "you can still get from Matara to Bandarawela" what kind of bus? What's the number? As he goes ?? If you write a guide, write all the information or just certain. ...
helka November 19, 2018
Good day, tell me whether in Polonnaruwa storage or where to leave bags if you arrive there in the morning, walk around the Ancient city, and then go by bus to Kandy. ...
admin 19 November, 2018

Not sure what injury is there. Rather rather sure that they are not, because there is the entrance and ticket control on-street storage no. Maybe there is something in the office selling tickets, but it is unlikely that the Sri Lankans before this would have thought of. If you really look for a place where to leave things, it is best to railway station so should be storage, as on all other stations. Well, in case you can try to negotiate for a nominal amount of staff offices for the sale of tickets or to go into the first hotel and the clerk to negotiate. The last version working and tested 100%.
And generally I on your place would think if you can master this route without lodging. I can understand if it's a tour or car with driver. But to come in a new strange city, to find a place where to leave your Luggage, find the cashier, to get to the entrance, navigate through the vast territory... besides, you need something to get around distances. Will have to find a tuk-tuk for the whole day. IMHO, knowing how difficult travel in hot countries, I would come in the evening, slept, and bright and early the next day I began to explore the Park. ...
helka December 2, 2018
Thank you very much for the reply. The fact that we were coming and so in the morning, so will spend the night in Dambulla, and was planning to rent a tuk tuk for the whole day.
About things have already booked a cheap guest house, where they leave it at that. )) And I hope the night will be in Kandy, because if you come to Polonnaruwa in 10 hours then to 16 hours the time I think that would be enough to see the most important thing, especially on a tuk tuk. ...
admin December 2, 2018

Well, in principle Yes, 6 hours on a tuk-tuk. Determine for yourself the most important thing to look at. I hope our guide to Polonnaruwa read. ...