Flowers and Animals

Haputale Forest & Panketiya Forest

The Haputale Forest runs under the Forest Department. It has been opened in December 2010. Unknown to most of visitors in Haputale this is one of most interesting places to hike around. The 3 km roundtrail starts at the ticket counter behind the Forest Department (Bandarawela Road, near post office). It offers a wide range of flora and fauna with up to 60 m high trees. Several trees have name boards.

Geocachers will find here some special places. A second trail leaves the roundtrail westwards to Panketiya.

Open: Monday - Friday. Entrance fee: Locals 25 Rs. Foreighners 200 Rs.

Several guests reported us that they paid local fees only. This seems to be fair cause this forest needs much more time to become worth like a botanical garden.

From right: Haputale Forest and Panketiya


1. Flowers


2. Animals


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