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Adisham bungalow

  Province Uva
  District Badulla
  Nearest Town Haputale
  Ruler British Period
  Introduction

The Adisham Bunglow was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairmen of the George Steuart, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell and descendant of the Dukes of Bed ford. It was designed by R. Booth and F. Webster in Tudor and Jacobean style, on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land.

Adisham bungalow is a magnificent construction of colonial time which was made by a British governor at 1931 and it is at 2km from Haputale town of Sri Lanka. Several visitors used to visit this place daily. In present the bungalow is managed by a church. “Adisham” sits atop a hill amidst the rose garden, the trees and the orchard, within the precincts of the Thangamalai Sanctuary. The vista from here is of the breathtaking Haputale mountains with shrouds of mist wafting in, amidst the cool breeze, birds chirping and stone tablets with soul-searching quotations painted on them. Presently it is run by the Catholic church and is open to day visitors and to a few in-house guests. It is more suited to people appreciative of a quiet spiritual experience, in a place of peace, solitude and beauty.