Bandarawela railway station is the eighth last station on the Main Line. Signal posts were seen on most of the railway stations along hill country railway line. During colonial times, the town of Bandarawela was once hailed as possessing one of the healthiest climates in the world. This town is considered to have the most favorable climate on the island. Geographically the Bandarawela area is located at a high altitude and surrounded by a large number of mountains in Uva and the Central Province.