Bandarawela is located 197km away from Colombo of Western province, in the Uva province of Sri Lanka.
Bandarawela can be reached by main motor roads running from Colombo to Central Highlands as well as by Highland railway line from Colombo to Badulla
Bandarawela is set amidst hill over hill of tea plantations interspersed by fruit gardens and vegetable plots all over the region.
Bandarawela Town is a bustling market town where the Sunday fair attracts the throngs of farmers and consumers from surrounding areas.
Just north of the railway station is the main bus station where the roads run to all surrounding towns: Welimada to the north; Haputale to the south; Wellawaya to the east.
Bandarawela bus station make it convenient for transportation to a multitude of tourist attractions: Haputale, Ella, Ranapura, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Arugam Bay and Matara.
Accommodation at Bandarawela
Bandarawela has plenty of small hotels and guest houses. The most famous hotel therein is Bandarawela Hotel, a renovated colonial bungalow set up on an elevated ground in the city center.
Excursions from Bandarawela
Dowa Rock Cave
6km east of Bandarawela, close to a stream by the road, is the compact Dowa Rock Cave temple. It is home to lovely Buddhist murals and beautiful standing Buddha statue, 4 meters in height, cut into the rock. Though smaller in size and lesser in grandeur, the Dowa Rock Cave temple, with its murals and sculpture, is similar in some aspects to the renowned Golden Dambulla Rock Temple.