Adisham Hall, or Adisham Bungalow is a country house near Haputale, in the Badulla District, Sri Lanka. At present, it houses the Adisham monastery of Saint Benedict. It has a relic (a chip of a bone) of St. Sylvester at the chapel.
The house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell and descendant of the Dukes of Bedford. Named after Adisham, it was designed by R. Booth and F. Webster in Tudor and Jacobean style, on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land. Adisham Hall played host to many prominent personalities of the colony until the retirement of Sir Thomas, after which it was sold to Sedawatte Mills in 1949. In 1961 it was purchased by the Roman Catholic Church and was subsequently converted to a monastery. The house is well preserved along with its period fittings and furniture, and is open to visitors.
Haputale is a amazing place to visit who love to travel on cold weather and through the tea plantations.It is nice to walk on the railway to the Adisham bunglow, a monastery run by Benedictine Monks. Wrapped in the tranquility of the misty hills, Adisham Bungalow attracts every eye that falls on it.
8.30 am : pick up from the hotel near Ella and Bandarawela
9.00 am : start the tour for Haputale from Train.
10.30 am : reach to Haputale town. start the walk to the Adhisam Bungalow along the rail way.
11.30 am : reach to the Bungalow
1.00 pm : lunch (middle of the tea plantations)
2.30 pm : walk back to Haputale town along the rail way.
3.30 pm : Back to Ella,Bandarawela from Train
5.00 pm : Drop off to Hotel
- Transports will be available from hotel to the rail way station on Tuk tuk
- Recommend to wear shoes for your convenience
- Train tickets, lunch and water bottles are included in the price
- We provide Clarifying Guiding service for every tour