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WATERFALLS IN SRI LANKA

WATERFALLS IN SRI LANKA

Bambarakanda Ella

Sri Lanka is blessed with over one hundred waterfalls. The tallest is the Bambarakande Falls which cascades down 263 meters like liquid light. It is only four miles away from the Colombo-Bandarawela road in a forest glade, but it is not visited often, though well worth the trip.

Bambarakanda is taller than the famous Diyaluma falls which is only 220 meters but thought to be the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The Diyaluma or Diya Haluma collects its water from the Poonagala Oya in the vicinity of Koslanda and Wellawaya. Located six miles from Koslanda and 13 miles from Wellawaya, its waters originate from the Mahakanda Pass in Koslanda. You can see this waterfall if you stop a while on your way to Haputale and detour.

Due to the geological formation of Sri Lanka, the central highlands are surrounded by peneplains, plateaus and valleys. Rainfall sends a large volume of water hurtling down the precipitous edges of the highland mass.

The up-thrust millions of years ago has caused several peneplains to form, the highest being well over 6000 ft. It is in this area that the water is collected when there are showers and flows down along tributaries down the mountain slopes.

Diyaluma Falls is a 217-meter waterfall lying on the Poonagala Oya which arises from the Mahakanda Pass. Situated close to the road between Koslanda and Wellawaya, it is the last in a series of falls and is also the tallest of them. The six other waterfalls above it can be seen by climbing a steep path to the ridge above.

The Dunhinda Falls is one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful waterfalls located 5km from Badulla town. Dunhinda is 63 meters high and gets its name from the spray which surrounds the area at the base of the fall.

Baker’s Waterfalls

The Baker’s Falls in the Horton Plains gets its water from the Belihuloya. It is close to World’s End. The icy waters glisten in the sunshine amid a backdrop of mountain terrain and deep valleys and the patna through which you traverse give it contrast. If you are lucky you may see the rare black monkey and rhododendrons in bloom. Its 20 meters (66 ft). The falls were named after Sir Samuel Baker.

Bopath Ella

“Bopath Ella”, not like many of the others of her kind, finds her abode in a busy surrounding in the village called Devipahala off Kuruwita on A4 High Level road close to Ratnapura. Being within 3 hours driving distance from the capital, it thus claims the honour of having the highest turn-over of enthusiasts seeking respite from the grimy and monotonous town life .Nevertheless, it has the notorious reputation of devouring its visitors off and on who , attracted by the surroundings ,indulge in over-enjoyment .Here again, the falls take the shape of a “Bo” leave ( “Bo” tree is a sacred tree here ) from which the name has been derived.

Devon Waterfalls

With a peculiar appearance imparted to it by its formation in three continuous cascades this waterfall christened “Devon Falls” pours down to the valley beneath not a long distance away from its brother the “St. Clair’s”. On the main road opposite to it there is situated a modern tea centre finding its abode thankful to this “Veil (Bridal) of the Vale (i.e. valley)”. Driving from Colombo, the capital, via Avissawella one suddenly catches this unearthly sight which is to be soon enhanced by the grandeur of the “St. Clair’s”. This beauty too is endangered by the above-mentioned power plant beast

Kirindi Oya Waterfall

The Kirindi Oya Falls is the third largest waterfall. It cascades down 200 metres. It can be seen when you go from Ratnapura to Pelmadulla and get on to the Katupitiya road which goes by a tea factory. You have to go along a foot path just beyond the tea factory and if you do not mind the wild grass and reeds, you could go quite close to the waterfall.

Mapanana Ella

Mapanana Falls” found at the foot of the “Sri Pada” (Adam’s Peak) range are one of the tallest and the most beautifully formed falls meandering its way down from a height about 150 meters. Carrying coolly and crystal-clear waters from the springs where they are born in the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary this fall is difficult to get near due to many reasons, the hazard of sudden gushes of water during especially, rainy seasons, being one of them.

Olu Ella

This is situated in a remote village called Malalpola off Yatiyantota on the High-Level road from Avissawella to Nuwara-Eliya. Dancing its way through several cascades before finding its way under a wooden bridge along the road, this waterfall adds to the rustic scenery of the village. Not very famous among the people here, it still attracts a considerable number of people going there informed by locals. During the periods when the foliage gets covered by lush greenery and the air gets coolly one is greeted with a momentary drizzle when traversing the wooden planks of the bridge.

Ravana Ella

approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop and is located 6 km away from the local railway station at Ella IN Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, this waterfall is the source of many legends and secrets. The falls have been named after the legendary king Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana.

RikilleElla

Bulathkohupitiya  is a small town hidden among the mountains of the hill country. From there, a motorable road leads through hair pin bends to Dedugala. On the way can be seen this waterfall in a very serene landscape. Where it originates and whither it flows, unknown to me. In Sinhalese Rikille means branch of a tree, and Rikille stands for its possessive noun.

St. Clair’s Waterfall

These majestic “St. Clairs” falls are close to the main road from Avissawella to Nuwara-Eliya and can well be seen from the Main Line rail track close to Talawakelle. It falls down in two cascades and is an inviting site for regular bathers because it is fairly easily reachable from a footpath (actually there are many) downhill through greenly tea shrubbery. Named after a British colonist, these are one of two waterfalls threatened by a proposed hydro-power scheme in the area.

Wadakada Waterfall

Wadakada is a typical rural Sri Lankan village encompassed between two highways which connect Colombo to the city of Kurunegala. There lived a poet called Wadakada Navaratne who shared the unspoilt beauty and calmness in his village with many a stranger through his ever-remembered poems which begins to linger and echo in one’s ears as one steps into this faraway place

The Lovers Leap Ella

The 100 feet high Lovers Leap begins its journey as a fountain at the Southern slope of Sri Lanka`s highest mountain Pidurutalagala. The falls can be seen from the town Nuwara Eliya.

Galagediyana Ella Falls

This water fall is very close to Colombo can be reached off Dedigama – where the famous Kotavehera Dagaba. If travel from Kotavehera to Stripura (where palace queens were hidden in times of war)- a cave temple with a magnificent stone arch- and then alone the same road to Kegalle.

Ramboda Ella Falls

A gigantic water fall having three parts and very close to the 53km post along the above A-5 trunk road. The first part is above the road in the jungle (100m), second part is close to the road (3m) and the third part (100m) is below the road.

Traveler should descend to the “Ramboda basin”, where the famous “Ramboda Inn” situated from where he can see the whole fall. When we were there the upper part was covered with a fog and what you see in the picture was the third part. If look carefully, one can notice a bus on the bridge over the A-5 road at the top of the photo.

Poona Oya Ella Falls

In the same location as above (at Ramboda Inn), there are about 5 waterfalls descending down to make the Kothmale river. One of them is “Poona Oya Ella Falls” which is actually a twin fall.

It is about 100m (330ft) and both falls about 4m away from each other. This is seen from A-5 road at 53km post and there is an observation site there.

Hellboda Ella Falls -Ramboda

This is by the side of A-5 trunk route Kandy to Nuwaraeliya east of Pussellawa.

It is about 60m (197ft) when both parts taken together and a very attractive yet simple water fall. It is by the side of the road and one can almost descends to the foot of the fall.

Bomburu Ella

Bomburu Ella waterfall is a very beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka and which is at Uva – Paranagama provincial division of Badulla District of Sri Lanka. Bomburu Ella waterfall is at a very beautiful place in Sri Lanka. Welimada and Uva Paranagama are very famous to potatoes cultivation. You can visit Bomburu waterfall and visit potatoes lands and vegetable lands in Welimada.

Bomburu Ella is not at closed to main road. It’s situated at long distance from main road and you have to go on a foot to Bomburu waterfall.

This waterfall is situated at between and border of Nuwaraeliya and Badulla districts. There is a valley at Nuwaraeliya district and water comes to falls. Some low rainy seasons people close the water way and that time low amount of water comes to water fall.

December January and April May seasons are very suitable to visit this waterfall.

Water is come to Bomburu waterfall from Nuwaraeliya Gregory Lake and many places and after Bomburu Ella this water come to Uma River. Then via Badulu Oya and move those water to Randeingala Rentable and Victoria valleys.

How to get there You can reach Bomburu Ella from Perawella via Uduhawara via Welimada, Nuwaraeliya. Or Welimada via Bandarawela.

Dhuwili Waterfalls

Dhuwili Ella of Balangoda Sri Lanka is a very high and a beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka. Dhuwili Ella is at Kalthota which is Hambegambuwa road of Balangoda. There are about 27 kilometers from Balangoda town and you have to walk 3kms from Kalthota. Dhuwili Ella is situated at below of Samanala Wawa Wally. Samanala Wawa means Wally which is like a butterfly.

Main entrance of Samanala Wewa is at Belihuloya and Pambahinna. Samanala Wawa is situated at 8km Distance from Sabaragamuwa University. University of Sabaragamuwa Sri Lanka is also at Kumbalgama road which is direct to Samanala Wawa.

Dhuwili Ella waterfall is very beautiful and large amount of water falls down from it every second. Therefore, not suitable to bath at this waterfall. Belihuloya has the No.01 in World pure waterways.

There are many sub waterfalls at this region. Denagama, Denagamoya, Imbulpe, Uggala Kalthota and Uggal Aluth Nuwara are some other places seen at this region.

How to get there You can reach Dhuwili Waterfalls from Balangoda – Kalthota road. 27 Km from Balangoda.

 

 

 

 

 

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