Bandarawela Travel Guide

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    Lady in Bandarawela invited us in her...
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    Bandarawella surrounds
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    Trekking in the rain from Idalgashinna
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Bandarawela Things to Do

  • Visit a Tea Factory

    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...

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  • Peace Pagoda

    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.

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  • Have a beer at Bandarawela Rest House

    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.

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Bandarawela Restaurants

  • Take away

    This is a very busy Take-Away Hut in the centre of Bandarawela. As the name states, it is open from 5pm to 9 pm. This place is very busy. Although the menu has a good variety of mainly stir-fried food served with rice or noodles.The portions are very big, and he prices cheap. Any of the dishes should be good

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  • Colonial style restaurant

    We had lunch twice at Bandarawela Hotel on our way back to Ella. The restaurant serves tasty food at reasonable prices in nice surroundings with colonial charm. Club sandwich with fries!

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Bandarawela Transportation

  • 3 wheeler

    Hiring a 3-wheeler with the driver is a great way of exploring. I met a very nice driver, who took me around for the 2 days in Bandarawela. It is best to fix a price, and also what you want to see and where you want to go.They also have a knowledge of the area, and can take you to places a bit off the beaten track - which is great.

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  • Bus

    I took one of the local red busses from Bandarawela to Matara.The first bus left 06h10, and luckily I got a seat. The fare is very cheap (Rs 180).The busses stop very often for passengers to get on or off. The bus drivers are quite irresponsible in the way they drive, but we did arrive safely despite a burst tyre.The bus station in Bandarawela is...

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  • Train

    I traveld to Bandarawela from Kandy by train.The trip lasted more than 6 hours, but was enjoyable. I met many people and the scenery is beautiful.I traveled in 2nd class, as there were no 1st class seats available. Seats were limited and the train was packed.Bandarwela train station is close to the town.The tickets are very cheap (it was less than...

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Bandarawela Shopping

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    Cargills Supermarket - Bandarawela

    by PierreZA Written Jan 23, 2010

    Cargills is a supermarket chain in Sri Lanka.
    There is a Cargills in the centre of Bandarawela, opposit the Post Office and Bandarawela Hotel.

    They sell most things you need and also fresh fruit, spices etc.

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