About bandarawela

Bandarawela tourist zone centering Bandarawela town which is the second largest town of the Badulla district is a key tourist attraction point in Sri Lanka. It is popular among both local and international tourists for its cool and mild climate and infinite scenic beauty. Porawagala or Axestone observation point located 3km away from Bandarawela town, Lipton’s Seat of the famed Scottish baron and tea planter Sir Thomas Lipton located in the Poonagala hills, Pilkington viewpoint belonging to the Poonagala Tea Estate and Millenium view point located after a travel of about 45 minutes from Pilkington look out can be listed out as panoramic destinations that claim the reward for natural beauty and spectacular views in the area. Apart from nature trail, Bandarawela is also a popular tourist attraction site for cultural significance. Ancient Dowa temple with an unfinished image of Lord Buddha carved in to a rock is a major religious place of worship in the territory. Legends say that this statute was built by King Walagamba himself when he hid in the rock cave during South Indian invasions. However, it seems that he had to leave the place before finishing it keeping it uncompleted.

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