Batapola is a small town located in the Galle district of Sri Lanka. It is known for its natural beauty, with scenic views of the surrounding forests and rivers. The town is situated close to several popular tourist destinations, such as Bentota and Hikkaduwa. One of the main attractions in Batapola is the Kotalawala Defense Academy, a military academy run by the Sri Lankan armed forces. The town is also known for its agriculture, with many farms producing crops such as rubber, tea, and coconuts. Visitors can explore the lush countryside and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and birdwatching.