Category Archives: Waterfalls

Bambarakanda Falls

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Bambarakanda Falls (also known as Bambarakele Falls) is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 263 m (863 ft). Situated in Kalupahana in the Badulla District, this waterfall is 5 km away from the A4 Highway. The waterfall was formed by Kuda Oya, which is a branch of the Walawe River. The Bambarakanda Falls can be found in a forest of pine trees.

March and April are the best months for viewing the falls, but any visit after heavy rainfall should be worthwhile. At other times, the water may be reduced to a disappointing trickle.

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Diyaluma Falls

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Diyaluma Falls is 220 m (720 ft) high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world. It is situated 6 km (3.7 mi) away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway.

The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya. A path to the upper part of the falls leaves from close to KM 207.5 on the A4 Hwy. It’s a steep 45-minute hike to the top.

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Bopath Ella Falls

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Bopath Ella is a waterfall situated in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka. It has a shape very similar to the leaf of the Sacred fig or “Bo” tree, which has earned it this name. The waterfall is a major tourist attraction in the country. Local myths say that it is haunted and that it hides a treasure trove. Bopath Ella is located in a village named Agalwatte in Kuruwita in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka.

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Devon Fall

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Devon Falls is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls.

The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.

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Ravana Falls

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Ravana Falls (Ravana Ella) is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into a form similar to an Areca flower during wet season, but the amount of water is reduced dramatically in the dry season. dramatically.  Continue reading Ravana Falls

Dunhinda Falls

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The Dunhinda Falls is one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful waterfalls. Its located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Badulla town in Sri Lanka. The waterfall, which is 64 metres (210 ft) high

The Sinhala word “Dunhinda” (pronounced “dung-hinde “means “smoky spray. This smoky vapour is created by the river Badulu Oya that flows through the Badulla town. which surrounds the area at the foot of the waterfall. It’s also known as Bridal fall as the shape of the waterfall reflect a bridal veil. The water fall is created by the river called Badulu Oya which goes through the Badulla town.

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Baker’s Falls

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Baker’s Falls is a famous waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is situated in Horton Plains National Park on a tributary of the Belihul Oya about 35 kms away from Nuwara-Eliya. The height of the Baker’s waterfalls is 20 metres (66 ft). Many Rhododendron and Fern bushes can be seen around the waterfall.

The falls were named after Sir Samuel Baker, who was a famous explorer. Samuel Baker is the famous British explorer, who tried to find the sources of the River Nile and indeed dicovered Lake Albert. Baker served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between 1869 and 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. His desire for travel took him to Ceylon first, where he founded an agricultural settlement at Nuwara Eliya.

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