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|Year and Month||February 2015|
|Number of Days||Two|
|Crew||Two adults and two kids|
|Accommodation||Highcliffe Hotel, Haputale|
|Activities||Photography and Sight seeing|
|Route||Galle -> Galanigama -> Rathnapura -> Haputale -> Diyathalawa -> Bandarawela -> Nuwaraeliya -> Hatton -> Kottawa -> Galle|
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In childhood I heard that song “Haputal Api Yanawa”. Ever since I want to go to Haputale. I should admit Haputale is very scenic place although people do not visit Haputale as much as some other over rated places. It is a small town with plenty of places to accommodate. You can reach Haputale by bus or train if you use public transport.
We left Galle early in the morning and went to Rathnapura. From Rathnapura we took A4 road to Beragala and then A16 to Haputale. On the way we went to visit Bambarakanda water fall. There was no much water as it is dry season. Anyway you might safely bath at the base pool.
It was around 2pm when we reached Haputale. Climate was misty. Thanks to Nayani, we stayed in Highcliffe Hotel which is situated at the centre of the town very close to bus stand and railway station. Hotel was well maintained and has nice view of surroundings. Price is economical but food prices are bit high. There are cheaper places nearby. In the evening we just walked around the town.
Next day we went to Lipton seat. Road is motor able but it is narrow and has lot of hairpin bends. Therefore extreme care is must. And I should tell it is very scenic road through tea estate. View from Lipton seat is really amazing. After spending 1-2 hours we came back to Haputale and went to Adisham Bungalow a well maintained catholic monastery. Although it is motor able to the bungalow I would advice to walk from main road as there is less parking spaces.
In the evening we took Kandy train from Haputale to visit Idalgashinna railway station. It is said that this station is covered in mist in most of the times. Although we spent about two hours at the station we were not lucky enough to see that. Anyway there was a filming of teledrama at that time. We came back to Haputale next Badulla bound train.
Next day was our last day. We went to Diyathalawa another beautiful town and then went Nuwaraeliya and took Hatton road to reach Kottawa. Road is now fully carpeted.
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