A visit to Adisham Monastery


Adisham Hall or Adisham Monastery is a country house near Haputale, in the Badulla District, Sri Lanka. Adisham Monastery is a stately stone mansion built in 1931 by Sir Thomas Lister Villiers, who was an English planter. Situated in beautiful tranquil surroundings, it consists of the sturdy rock like fortress, surrounded by undulating hills, as far as the eye can see. The monastery contains many items that normal visitors have never seen and also carefully cultivated flower garden Burma teak shingles that cover the roof, antique furniture and a well planted-out construction are a few of the attractions that Adisham Monastery offers to its sight seers.
The monastery is a unique example of British influenced Sri Lankan architecture.

Time & Duration

The hall is open only during the weekend and there is no an entrance fee. It would take about 1 hour to walk around the monastery and observe its architecture.

Who can Visit

Anyone can visit the monastery with no age barriers.