The lush, fertile and plentiful, former hamlet of Buttala in the Monaragala District of the Uva Province is full of lofty monasteries, larger than life statues, gushing waterfalls, sweeping paddy fields, epic tanks and enthralling stupas. The main occupation is farming with plenty of paddy and other crops being cultivated.
When Booker Tate PLC of the United Kingdom established the largest sugar mill in Pelwatte, nearly 300,000 of farmers have gotten the opportunity to cultivate sugar cane in Buttala. Eco-tourism is trending feature in Buttala nowadays because of its rural beauty. Visitors can enjoy the village life style when growing their own vegetables and cooking their own meals in the traditional manner using clay pots and Ceylon spices.
You can taste a glass of fresh cow’s milk in the morning, and you can add dug sweet potatoes to your breakfast.Buttla is the perfect destination for away from your busy life and relax the mind. Its rural isolation let you to soothing your mind with calming meditation. Budugallena Forest Hermitage which is surrounded by tall trees and fanning a constant breeze, is used by monks for meditation.
Further, teaching English in village children, teaching in Sunday school classrooms and helping with farming are volunteering programs that volunteers who are in all around the world can be joined. It will be the great experience to you.