Bandarawela Things to Do

  • Tea Factory
    Tea Factory
    by PierreZA
  • Main Rd, Ella
    Main Rd, Ella
    by PierreZA
  • Tea Plantations
    Tea Plantations
    by PierreZA

Most Recent Things to Do in Bandarawela

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo

    Visit a Tea Factory

    by PierreZA Written Jan 23, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tea Factory
    1 more image

    Tea is off course the main attraction of The Hill Country. The tea plantations are very beautiful. We stopped for photos, and accidently met a manager of the nearby tea plantation. It was great to get information on how the tea industry works in Sri Lanka (once again another very friendly Sri Lankan). He spoke excellent English and answered all the questions I had with a smile. I also had the chance to visit a tea factory, where I was showed what happens as the leaves arrive at the factorry, untill it is in big bags ready to be sold (wholesale).

    Around Ella, we also saw a sign "Thank you for NOT vistiting - visitors not welcome". It belonged to a foreign tea company.

    Was this review helpful?

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo

    Peace Pagoda

    by PierreZA Written Jan 23, 2010
    Peace Pagoda - Bandarwela
    1 more image

    This Japanese Peace Pagoda is built on a hill overlooking the Bandarawela area. There is a Japanese Buddhist Temple which is beautifully decorated inside. There is an old Japanese monk, who will open the temple for you. He is very friendly, and showed us the origami he does, before blessing us.

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo

    Have a beer at Bandarawela Rest House

    by PierreZA Updated Jan 23, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    View from Bandarawela Rest House
    1 more image

    After a day of exploring we went for a ice cold Lion Beer at Bandarawela Rest House (not Guest House).
    It is a lovely place, with beautiful views.

    Whilst there, I took a look at the rooms, and it seems like a nice budget place to stay.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo

    Ella

    by PierreZA Written Jan 23, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Main Rd, Ella
    1 more image

    Ella is a small village close to Bandarawela. The main street is lined with restaurants and small shops. All around Ella are beautiful views.
    There are many tea plantations, although not all welcome visitors, you will find some where you can walk around and explore.
    I visited Ella after my visit to the Dowa Temple. It is a beautiful drive along the tea plantations.
    During the morning, it was very misty and cool, which made it even more beautiful.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo

    Dowa Temple

    by PierreZA Written Jan 23, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Inside the Temple
    1 more image

    The Dowa Temple is about 6km east of Bandarawela on the Badulla Road. There is a big Buddha statue carved out of the rock. The temple is quite old and worth visiting. I was shown around by a young monk, who spoke very good English.

    One get the feelings of peace and tranquillity when visiting this Temple.

    I went there with a 3-wheeler and is a short and pleasant trip.

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Bandarawela

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

89 travelers online now

Comments

Bandarawela Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Bandarawela things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bandarawela sightseeing.

View all Bandarawela hotels