Haputale is a town in the hill country of Sri Lanka. The elevation is 1431 meters (4695 feet) above the sea level. The area is rich in bio-diversity and is densely populated by numerous varieties of flora and fauna. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputhale pass has breathtaking views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of the Uva basin is marked by the Haputhale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN named Haputhale as one of Asia's most overlooked destination, so it is a true hidden gem. According to the National Geographic Traveler, Haputhale is among the top ten places in the world for scenic train tours.