Badulla marks the south eastern boundary of the hill country and its strategic location, along with the provinces excellent whether and fecund landscape, made it an important center for the Portuguese colonizers, as well as their Dutch and British counterparts who followed. The city is encircled by the BaduluOya River, which nourishes much of the land and the numerous tea plantations that dot the countryside. Looming close is theNamunukula mountain range, with its highest peak at 2,016 meters above sea level, this in turn enables interesting microclimates and pockets rich in biodiversity. The rail lines leading to the province were laid by the British and all along this historic route observers are treated to the many impressive sights that give the region its unique character.
Things to do
- Photography and Filming