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Haldummulla

Haldummulla, nestled in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka, is a town of significant historical depth and breathtaking natural beauty. With a population of 37,558 and spread across 39 Grama Niladhari divisions, this town is a microcosm of Sri Lanka’s rich cultural tapestry and natural splendour.

As a beacon of natural beauty, Bambarakanda Falls, the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka, cascades majesty through the town’s verdant landscapes. It serves not just as a marvel of nature but also as a symbol of the serene beauty that Haldummulla embodies.

Total Population

37,558

GN Divisions

39

Haldummulla

The pathways through Kalupahana and Udaweriya Estate that lead to Ohiya and Horton Plains offer a journey through some of the most picturesque terrains in Sri Lanka. This trek is a favourite among nature enthusiasts and hikers, providing a unique blend of adventure and tranquillity.

Haldummulla’s historical significance is underscored by its archaeological sites, including a prehistoric burial ground discovered in 2010. This finding provided invaluable insights into the ancient civilizations that once thrived in Sri Lanka’s central hills.

In 2011, archaeologists unearthed evidence of an ancient settlement, marking the oldest and first human dwelling discovered in the central hills of Sri Lanka. This monumental discovery highlighted Haldummulla as a cradle of early human settlement and culture.

The Soragune Devalaya, a Buddhist temple dedicated to Kataragama deviyo, tells a tale of devotion, destruction, and restoration. Initially constructed in 1582, it faced ruin at the hands of the Dutch but was later reconstructed as a protected archaeological site and a symbol of resilience and faith.

The Portuguese stone fort, known as Katugodalla Fort, is a relic of Haldummulla’s strategic importance in the early 17th century. Though only its foundations remain, the fort’s history as a frontier post for Portuguese forces and its status as a protected archaeological site speak volumes of the town’s storied past.

How to Reach Hadummulla from Colombo 

Travelling from Colombo to Haldummulla offers a splendid opportunity to witness the rich tapestry of Sri Lanka’s landscapes and experience the cultural vibrancy of its regions. There are two main routes to consider when planning your journey, each offering unique charms and scenic views.

Via Colombo – Batticaloa Hwy/Colombo – Ratnapura – Wellawaya – Batticaloa Rd (A4)

  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes
  • Distance: 160.8 kilometers

This route is famous for many travellers, as it directly connects Colombo with Haldummulla through some of the country’s most scenic areas. The journey on the A4 highway takes you through a diverse landscape, from bustling towns to serene countryside, offering glimpses of Sri Lanka’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. The A4 route is well-suited for those who wish to experience a straightforward and picturesque drive from the capital to Haldummulla.

Via Panadura-Nambapana-Ratnapura Hwy/PNR Hwy/Ratnapura – Horana – Panadura Hwy (A8) and Colombo – Batticaloa Hwy/Colombo – Ratnapura – Wellawaya – Batticaloa Rd (A4)

  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours and 43 minutes
  • Distance: 190.7 kilometres

For travellers looking for an alternative path that combines coastal views with the lush interiors of Sri Lanka, the journey via the A8 highway, merging into the A4, is an excellent choice. This route offers a slightly longer but more diverse driving experience, taking you through different terrains and providing opportunities to explore various localities. The combination of the A8 and A4 roads presents a comprehensive understanding of Sri Lanka’s geographical and cultural diversity.

GN CodeName 
005Weerakongama
010Kalupahana
015Haldummulla
020Beragala
025Viharagala
030Nikapotha West
035Nikapotha East
040Lemasthota
045Ranasinghegama
050Kotabakma
055Koslanda
060Mahakanda
065Poonagalla
070Divulgasmulla
075Gampaha
080Ampitiyathenna
085Kelipanawela
090Moraketiya
095Kirawanagama
100Manthenna
105Amilagama
110Soragune
115Kithulgahaarawa
120Watagamuwa
125Walhaputhenna
130Uvathenna
135Marangahawela
140Seelathenna
145Harankahawa
150Medawela
155Welibissa
160Weeliya
165Kosgama
170Ranwanguhawa
175Akkaraseeya
180Welanwita
185Kolongasthenna
190Bambarapokuna
195Mahalanda
  • Police Station: 055-2222222 / 055-2222226
  • Hospital: 0552222261 / 0552222262
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