Spread through the highlands of the country and majestically cascading through lush greenery, the waterfalls in Sri Lanka are often magical in appearance. Each waterfall in Sri Lanka narrates a unique tale of old, having passed on through nature for thousands of years.
Dunhinda waterfall, offers an unparalleled experience creating an ambience of mist and vapour as it hides behind the veil of ‘dun’ or mist. Situated in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka, Dunhinda waterfall is frequently visited by many tourists and locals alike, in search of the unique magical experience it offers.
Bambarakanda Ella is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka, with a towering cascade of white water falling 263 meters with vigour and exuberance. Hidden in a jungle off the Colombo-Bandarawela Road, Bambarakanda Ella is definitely worth a visit.
The uninterrupted fall of the Diyaluma Waterfall would have many believing it to be the tallest on the island, but it is still certainly a phenomenal experience. The Diyaluma Waterfalls is quite popular and an easy destination to visit, with access alongside a popular route in the hill country.
Taking the shape of a sacred Bo leaf, the Bopath Ella boasts possibly the highest number of visitors, most of whom enjoy a dip in the cool waters of the falls.
The Devon is a waterfall formed by three separate, yet continuous cascades, with equal strength and splendor. Sourced from the waters of Belihul Oya and situated in the Horton Plains, the Baker’s Waterfall is believed to have the purest of cold water that will magically refresh and revive.
Some other noteworthy waterfalls in Sri Lanka include Kirindi Oya Waterfall, Mapanana Ella, Ravana Ella, St. Clair’s Waterfalls, and Ramboda Ella Falls among many more.
While most waterfalls have seasonal warnings, it is possible for visitors to enter the waters beneath most waterfalls. It is advised that you enjoy responsibly and take precautionary measures for your own safety.