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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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