Bandarawela is located approximately 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the country's capital, and about 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Colombo.
It comes as no surprise that Bandarawela is so popular with travelers from all over the world; Sri Lanka has been blessed with terrific natural and man-made attractions. Bogawantalawa, is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, while Kataragama is located 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest.
Every place on Earth has its fascinating history and this area has plenty of its own stories to tell. The traditional villages in these parts provide a fascinating window on the past. Travelers who visit Sri Lanka enjoy discovering the wide range of open-air markets here.
Wildlife watching and bird watching are just some of the great other activities in the Sri Lanka area.
Those who travel often understand that food is a wonderful way to taste a region's character. Popularly used ingredients in Sri Lanka are chicken and beef. Kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) and vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix) are both much-loved choices that will delight visitors' palates with the true flavours of Sri Lanka. Those who who are not quite satisfied, should try king coconut, a lovely way to round out your Sri Lanka culinary experience. For an alcohol-free drink, enjoy the flavors of coconut milk.
The nearest major airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, is located in Colombo, 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the west of Bandarawela, so take that into account when booking your trip.