Pattipola is one of very beautiful villages with highland of spectacular scenery of Sri Lanka which is situated at the region of Central. Central's capital Kandy is approximately 113 km away from Pattipola. The distance from Pattipola to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo is approximately 224km.
Reach to Pattipola
People can reach main motor road from Colombo as well as by the highland railway line from Colombo to the Pattipola Railway Station.
Pattipola Railway Station
Pattipola Railway Station is one of a Sri Lankan most famous railway station, 224km away from Colombo Fort and located between Ambewela railway station and Ohiya railway station on the Main Line in Nuwara Eliya district in Central province as well as it is the highest railway station in Sri Lanka with an elevation of 1,897.5 m (6,225 ft) high above mean sea level.Pattipola railway station is the 62nd station on the Main Line, and is 224 km (139 mi) away from Colombo.The station has one platform with a second track as a siding loop. All the trains that run on the Main Line, including the Podi Menike and Udarata Menike express trains stop at the station.
Excursions from Pattipola
- Hortain Plains(6km)
- Hakgala Botanical Gardens(14km)
- Hakgala Mountains(14km)
- Kande Ela Reservoir(12km)
- Conical Hill(16km)
- Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve(11km)
About Nuwara Eliya District
Nuwara Eliya is a town of central province in Sri Lanka. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) in the central highlands and is considered one of the most important locations for Tea production inSri Lanka. The town is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the highest mountain in Sri Lanka.
Due to the high altitude,Nuwara Eliya has a much coolerclimate than the lowlands of Sri Lanka, with a mean annual temperature of 16 °C. But the temperature changes and sometimes it can be like 3°C. In the winter months it is quite cold at night, and there can even be frost. Although it rapidly warms up as the tropical sun climbs higher during the day.
Sinhala and Tamil is the major language spoken in the Nuwara Eliya. The population is a mixture of Sinhalese, Tamil and the Moors. Many tea plantation workers are Indian Tamils, brought over to Sri Lanka by the British in the 19th century.
About Central Province
The Central Provincce of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain. The province has an area of 5,674 km², and a population of 2,421,148. Some major towns include Kandy, Gampola (24,730), Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela. The population is a mixture of Sinhalese, Tamil and the Moors.
Both the hill capital Kandy and the city of Nuwara Eliya are located within the Central Province as well as Sri Pada. The province produces much of the famous Ceylon tea, planted by the British in the 1860s after a devastating disease killed all the coffee plantations in the province. Central Province attracts many tourists, with hill station towns such as Kandy, Gampola, Hatton and Nuwara Eliya. Temple of the tooth or Dalada maligawa is the main sacred place in Centrel province.
The climate is cool, and many areas about 1500 meters often have chilly nights. The western slopes are very wet, some places having almost 7000 mm of rain per year. The eastern slopes are parts of the mid-dry zone as it is receiving rain only from North-Eastern monsoon. The Temperatures range from 24°C at Kandy to just 16°C in Nuwara Eliya, which is located 1,889 m above sea level. The highest mountains in Sri Lanka are located in the Central Province. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with deep valleys cutting into it. The two main mountain regions are the central massif and the Knuckles range to the east of Kandy.