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Talawakelle is a town in Nuwara Eliya District in the Central Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is the center of Dimbula tea planting district, the largest tea growing area in Sri Lanka. It is situated on A7 colombo-Nuwara Eliya highway. The altitude of Talawakelle is 3,932 feet. Talawakelle railway station is one of the major stops of Udarata (Sinhala “Hill Country”) or Main railway line. The town is administrated by Talawakelle-Lindula urban council.
Located in the Colombo-Badulla railway line, and Avissawella – Nuware Eliya main Road (A7) the town serves as a gateway to Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya and tourists.