Waterfalls are a central part of Nuwara Eliya which is surrounded by tea plantations everywhere. Most of these waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya form a background of these tea plantations seamlessly such that it is impossible to visit Nuwara Eliya and miss these majestic waterfalls. These waterfalls are a considerable part of local communities and visitors can gain more knowledge about these waterfalls by mingling and conversing with the locals! Who knows what interesting fact one can find!
Here is the list of 11 Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya For A Relaxing Weekend Getaway
The Lover's Leap is a beautiful waterfall in Nuwara Eliya nestled amongst the tea plantation hills. Tourists can visit this place when they visit the Pedro Tea Estate since the waterfalls are nearby. 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 tourist 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!