Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow Haputale

Sam Popham

Sam Popham

Having first visited the country during the second World War, Sam Popham returned to Ceylon in 1963 and established the Popham Arboretum. He planted at Thotalagala in the early 1970s, and the bungalow’s incredible gardens owe much to his vision.

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George Pilkington

George Pilkington

Another intrepid young man who found himself captured by Ceylon's lush beauty was George Pilkington. Finding in the hill country a "whiff of England and Scotland", he went on to establish the Poonagala Estate, and Pilkington Point.

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John Duncan

John Duncan

Credited with the upliftment of the Uva region due to his role in the extension of the railway, Duncan’s insight and tenacity helped reduce the cost, and increase the practicality, of transportation to and from the province.

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About Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow, Haputale

Thotalagala in Haputale is one such estate bungalow set high in the central hills, 4500 feet above sea level. The climate here is known to be therapeutic, particularly for those convalescing after respiratory illnesses and this area as well as the nearby towns of Bandarawela and Diyatalawa are known for their health-giving properties and bracing air.

Location of Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow, Haputale

Nuwara Eliya is 31 km from the accommodation, while Bandarawela is 6 km from the property.

Accommodation at Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow, Haputale

Service at Thotalagala is excellent with meals available on an a la carte basis. A herb garden contains no less than three varieties of mint and various other herbs used in the preparation of dishes served to guests. The emphasis is on organically-grown vegetables and fruits, available in plenty in this part of the world.

Facilities at Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow, Haputale

The view from the gardens is awe-inspiring and one could ask for no more than to relax on the thoughtfully provided garden benches, cup of tea in hand, and watch the mists rise from the valley down below to surround the towering mountains surrounding this bungalow.

Excursions and Day Tours from Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow, Haputale 

It begins even before you open your eyes, with the sweet sound of bird song…You sense the change in the air, the prospect of warmth, an invitation, drawing you out to the deck.Look out across the garden. Look further, and further, as far as the eye can see. This view does more than take your breath, it steals your heart. Tender rays kiss the mountains. It is the beginning of another glorious day.A sunrise will never be more beautiful than it is here.

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