|Taxi & Travel|
25-35 Rs./km - long distance: 19-25 Rs./km
Van non-/AC-taxi: 30-50 Rs./km
All mentioned prices according March 2012 interviews. Night faires might be higher. Prices can increase due to economical reasons. Long distance tours (km-prices in brackets) are cheaper than short distance. You have to pay all km incl. return to the start. Some vans have AC. Many guesthouses, hotels and bungalows offer free taxi call and tour arrangements with own and local drivers. More details in accomodation.
Special day tours can be arranged to nearby sights like Lipton Seat, Adisham Monestary, Ella, Bogoda Bridge, Horton Plains, Buduruwagala and waterfalls like Bambarakanda, Diyaluma, Dunhinda and Saint Claire. There might be extra charges for waiting time, over night stay and guides. Please make sure to know all conditions before starting your tour.
Most guesthouses offer FREE pickup service from Haputale Busstand and Railway Station (guests only). Just call some hours in advance to arrange it. Some drivers have guestbooks. They would be happy to get a feedback from you.
Any problems or complains about bad touts/drivers/guides/comissions? Help us to stop it! Send the name, photo, vehicle number, date and further details to Urban Council Chairman Upul Dissanayake firstname.lastname@example.org If you like to speak with chairman Upul Dissanayake please visit his Urban Council Office in Haputale Station Road, right behind the town hall.
Vans & 3wheeler (tuctuc)
1. Raheem (Mohamed Saleem)
No. 58-7777 & 3wheeler no. UP QM-5338 (blue)
Mobile: 0722710092 - Home: 057-2268440
Km prices: Van: 50 Rs. (30 Rs.) non AC +10 Rs. with AC - 3wheeler: 25 Rs. (20 Rs.)
Raheem started in 1996 as taxi driver. He is 38 years old, has a wife, daughter and a son. Raheem worked 4 1/2 years as driver in Saudi Arabia. He can speak tamil, singhala, arabic and english. Raheem is a well known to me. We have made lot of tours around Sri Lanka.
I never forget the day me and friends came back late night when suddenly a big cow jumped on the road. A rope around her neck stopped her run but her body turned around to the middle of the road. It was a fearful moment for me having this coloss eye-to-eye, just a secound to decide, but Raheems fast reaction saved all our lifes.
2. Abdul Razak, White Home Guesthouse
- blue - No. UP GO-7005
Adress: 211, Welimada Road, Magiripura (near Adisham)
Mobil: 0716401545 - 0715292726 - Home: 057-2268449
Km prices: 25 Rs. (20 Rs). One day waiting charge 800 Rs.
I made a weekend tour with lot of kids to the Adisham bungalow. Nearby I found a"White Home" guesthouse signboard. Thought to find a new guesthouse for my Haputale homepage, I met the friendly and welcoming family of Abdul Razak. The guesthouse started in February 2012. They have a 3wheeler for tours and offer free pickup service for guests. Also they run a little eatery in the Bandarawela Road. Abduls wife Sansul Maharifa is looking and cooking for the guests. Son Mohamed Aslam and daughters Fahima, Nimnas and Apsa are their lovely children. They are very much interested to practise their english knowledge and like to meet more people from other countries.
3. Haniffa (Mohamed Alazath)
3wheeler no. UP QT-2437
Adress: Welimada Magiripura Road (near Leisure Mount View Holiday Inn)
Mobile: 0723999359 - Home: 057-2268186
km-prices: 25 Rs. (19 Rs.)
I met Haniffa on a walk close to his home. An enthusiastic young man who wished to find more guests by this way. Haniffa is 28 years old. He drives since 8 years, speaks tamil, singhala and english. He can arrange islandwide tours and guide service by own 3wheeler and a friends car. Haniffas father has a tyres & chicken food shop opposite the Peoples Bank Colombo road.
Adress: Sherwood, Dambatenne Road
km-prices: 25 Rs. (20 Rs.)
Sanath is a well known driver to me. His wife and daughter are so sweet and welcoming. It´s always a pleasure to meet and talk to them. I´m realy happy to have them as my friends. Since many years we have done lot of tours around of Haputale but also long distances like Arugam Bay and Colombo. Sanath gave me always good prices. He is a safe and trustful driver. Always taking care of my bags when going for shopping tour. Sanath speaks well tamil, singhala and english.
5. Kastinlow from Thotulagala, father of two children, speaks good english. Tel. 0779939583
Taxi Park Haputale
Vans and 3wheelers at the main junction Haputale (Colombo/Station/Dambatenne Road).
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