The Lover's Leap is a beautiful waterfall in Nuwara Eliya nestled amongst the tea plantation hills. The waterfall has many myths and stories associated with it, which makes it even more exciting and attractive. Tourists have to hike up the hill to get to the waterfalls which is one of the lesser-known and lesser-visited spots in Nuwara Eliya, so tourists can leisurely explore without having to worry about too much crowd. It is about 3.5 kilometres away from the central city and easily accessible via local transport.
An idyllic representation of Sri Lanka’s natural being is the famous St. Clair’s falls. Referred to as the Niagara of Sri Lanka, the waters of St. Clair’s runs cold but never weary of the gushing force. It is located in the Talawakele town of Nuwara Eliya District and St. Clair’s stands as one of the widest waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya and Sri Lanka. At an altitude of 1198 metres, Little Niagara summons everyone’s eyes to itself – the majesty with which the waters hit the rock and fall into the stream is an absolute delight.
Bomburu Ella falls, also referred to as Perawella Falls, is considered to be the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka; which streams collected water of about 10 small waterfalls from the height of 2000 meters above the sea level.
Named after an influential English coffee planter whose plantation is situated nearby, Devon Falls stands at the height of 97 meters 6 kilometres away from the town of Talawakele in the Nuwara Eliya district. Ranked 19th highest in the country, Devon Falls is a beautiful sight to behold and can be seen from the A7 highway.
With water streaming from Piduruthalagala forest reserve and Kodiaragala mountain overshadowing it, Kolapathana Waterfall cascades down multiple steps at the height of about 50 meters. This beautiful waterfall is located near Mandaram Nuwara town in Nuwara Eliya and offers some breathtaking views that ensure some pretty great pictures.
Named after the famous explorer Sir Samuel Baker, this renowned waterfall in Sri Lanka that breaks off from the Belihul Oya river is situated in Horton Plains National Park and falls from a height of 20 meters surrounded by the lush greenery of which some are considered to be exotic.
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Just 2 km from Ella city, perched at an altitude of 82 feet is the Ravana cave, and Ravana falls. The history of Sri Lanka dates back to over 2000 years and it finds itself in the iconic Ramayana. It is believed that Ravana was a fervent Sri Lankan by origin and stood as a villain in the lives of duo Ram – Sita. He captured Sita and kept her hostage in his custody in the famous, Ravana caves and the Ravana falls. Landscapes around the Ravana falls comprises of slopes, valleys, hills and streams that ornament the rocks.
Standing at the height of 10 meters, Glen falls seen from a distance. Due to deforestation and illegal activities, the amount of water that falls have considerably lessened, but this waterfall in Nuwara Eliya is still nonetheless a fantastic attraction. It is situated about 5 kilometres away from the town of Nuwara Eliya.
Ramboda falls lies in the Pussellawa district, in the city of Kandy. The area is known for marvelous landscapes comprising of highlands, ridges, plains, streams and hilly mountains. The best of the attractions being the Ramboda waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya.
At an approximate height of 100 meters, this waterfall in Nuwara Eliya cascades from a huge rock that is shaped like a fortress and is on the Kandy - Nuwara Eliya highway. Gerandi Falls is around beautiful deciduous plants and tea estates that can be seen clearly from the road.
Located in the Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka, Galaboda Falls is a 30 meters high waterfall that nestles between the railway journey from Colombo to Badulla. A short train ride will take you close to the waterfall with the Galboda railway station being just 2 kilometres away. The area around this waterfall in Nuwara Eliya is said to receive high amounts of rainfall every year, so the waterfall is usually at full strength.
Located about 6 kilometers from Nuwara Eliya, Nanuoya Waterfall is about 60 meters high and streams down a series of 25 steps. Eventually, the water flows down to join the Mahaweli and Kotmale rivers and is one of the perfect spots to spend some relaxing time; with lush green surroundings, calm breeze, freezing water (which people usually take a dip in when they visit the waterfall), and beautiful scenic views.
Named after a tea plantation located nearby in the Nuwara Eliya district in Sri Lanka, Aberdeen Falls is a spectacular sight with the waterfall surrounded by enchanting greenery.
Situated in the town of Hatton in Nuwara Eliya district, Laxapana Falls is the eighth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. These waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya cascade of silvery foam amid lush greenery that flows to form a fabulous natural pool at the bottom.
Located 4 kilometres away from the village of Pundaluoya in the Nuwara Eliya district, Pundalu Oya also known as Dunsinane Falls, is situated between tea estates and the Pundaluoya Village with an amicable height of 100 meters.
Located near the town of Nawalapitiya at a distance of 13 kilometres away in the Kadiyanlena Village, Kadiyanlena Falls is relatively less visited by the crowds. The water there is said to fall into five naturally created pools of which the first one is too dangerous, and the rest are the most beautiful of natural lakes one will ever come across with clear waters and serene atmosphere.
There are a handful of waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya such that visiting all on a trip could hardly be feasible. So pick your favourites and carry an extra pair of clothing while visiting these beautiful waterfalls!
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