Ohiya

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Ohiya
Village
Ohiya, Rahangala Mountain, Pattipola and Horton Plains area (view from Boralanda)
Ohiya, Rahangala Mountain, Pattipola and Horton Plains area (view from Boralanda)
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceUva Province
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)

Ohiya (ඔහිය) is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka.[1][2] It is much closer to the Horton Plains National Park.[3] The picturesque Colombo -Badulla Railyway runs through Ohiya.[4] Ohiya is in the Welimada Divisional Secretariat Division and the Grama Niladhari Division number is 62A.[5]

Ohiya is one of the most scenic places in Sri Lanka. On a clear day the view from the Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch extends up to the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

Population[edit]

Total Male Female
697 332 365

(Source Welimada Divisional Secretariat 2008-statistics)[6]

Transport[edit]

  • Ohiya Railway Station is the 67th station on the Main line (which runs between Colombo and Badulla)[7] It is the third highest railway station of Sri Lanka, situated 1,774 m (5,820 ft) above sea level and opened in 1893.
  • B508 – Welimada – Ohiya (Bus route via Boralanda)[8][9]

Attractions[edit]

  • Horton Plains National Park - located 8 km (5.0 mi) away from Ohiya
  • Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch, from this vantage point, which looks out over the Haputale valley, the Dondra Head Lighthouse (101 km (63 mi)) is occasionally visible.
  • Ohiya Forest
  • The Devil's Staircase, a road which drops down 1,100 m (3,600 ft) in less than 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) is located beyond Udaweria Estate about 8 km away from the station
  • Bamabarakanda Falls, the highest waterfall (263 m (863 ft)) in the country, is located 22 km (14 mi) away from Ohiya
  • Rahangala Mountain – located 8 km (5.0 mi) away from Ohiya

Postal services[edit]

  • Ohiya Sub Post Office (Postal Code 90168)

Schools[edit]

  • B/Ohiya Siddharatha Vidyalaya [10]

See also[edit]

Railway Line Continuity[edit]

Preceding station   Sri Lanka Railways   Following station
Idalgashinna   Main Line   Pattipola

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohiya. Nature.sarisara.com. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  2. ^ One more heave. dailynews.lk (2009-01-01) . Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  3. ^ The Way to Horton Plains. Nation.lk (2009-03-01). Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  4. ^ Railway Journeys. Island.lk (2009-02-15). Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  5. ^ Territorial Jurisdiction of High Courts, District Courts and Magistrate’s Courts. Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms of Sri Lanka
  6. ^ වැලිමඩ ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයේ ජනගහනය පිළිබද තොරතුරු 2007– 2008. Welimada Divisional Secretariat. ds.gov.lk
  7. ^ 18th Railway Tunnel of Pattipola. Lankanewspapers.com (4 October 2008). Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  8. ^ Central Highlands Nature Tour. Infohub.com. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  9. ^ Welimada – Boralanda – Ohiya – Horton Plains (32.47 km) Archived 28 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. Rda.gov.lk. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  10. ^ Schools Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. gov.lk (2006) . Retrieved on 17 March 2013

Coordinates: 6°49′11″N 80°50′21″E / 6.81972°N 80.83917°E / 6.81972; 80.83917