Situated on the southern edgeof the Hill country, It is a market town with a mainly Tamil population- many of whom still work in the tea plantation nearby. While the town does not have much in the way of sights, it boasts superb vistas. On a clear day, it is possible to see all the way to the South coast. The views are obscured by clouds around midday, when it often rains.
North of the town centre is the Anglican St. Andrew’s Church, an attractive Neo-Gothic building reminiscent of the town’s Colonial past. Memorial plaques and gravestones of 19th century tea planters can still be seen in churchyard.
Haputale serves as a good base for exploring sights around town or to embark on scenic walks in surrounding hills. Visitors can take the 10 km route through beautiful tea estates to the Dambetenne Tea Factory. more