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Picturesque Waterfalls In Sri Lanka That Are The Wonder Of Nature

26 Nov 2022 03:53 PM
Picturesque Waterfalls In Sri Lanka That Are The Wonder Of Nature


All love the beauty of falling water, spilling over a mountain cliff or an edge of a rock. This is a heavenly sight that one must not die without experiencing. Sri Lanka has beautiful beaches around the isle and also well known for its beautiful waterfalls that pour out at the heart of Sri Lanka. Following waterfalls can be recognized as the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka that a tourist must experience in Sri Lanka.


5 Best Waterfalls of Sri Lanka:

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1. Bakers Waterfall


This waterfall has the brightness of pink-purple Rhododendron and lush green ferns. Baker’s is a popular waterfall of Sri Lanka which is named after the famous British explorer, Sir Samuel Baker. It is among the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka that form many streams as it comes down. You can reach there by doing an easy short trek from Horton Plains National Park. During the rainy season, both the path and the waterfall are quite risky at that time, so avoid visiting at that time.

2. Bambarakanda Waterfall


Bambarakanda is one of the tallest waterfalls in Sri Lanka, with the height of 863 ft. It is situated in Kalupahana of the Badulla District, Bambarakanda falls formed by a branch of Walwe River which is known as Kuda Oya. You can also visit Yalthenna and Lanka Ella which are very near to this waterfall. One should not miss this place in their bucket list to see the breathtaking view around and the picturesque view from the top of the mountain.

3. Rawana Ella


Rawana Ella is one of the widest falls in Sri Lanka, it looks absolutely spectacular in the rains. The water level of this waterfall decreases during the offseason. One of the widest falls in Sri Lanka and it looks absolutely amazing in the rains. If you want to go here then this waterfall is just a 20-minute drive from Ella in Badulla. You should also visit the Ravana Ella cave which is approx 11 km from Bandarawela.

4. Dunhinda Waterfall


While talking about most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka you can’t miss Dunhinda Waterfalls which is formed by a diversion of Badulu Oya River. It is known for its smoky surrounding spray. It is situated 5 km from the city of Badulla which can be covered in a tuk-tuk, but you need to walk for 1 km to reach there. Enroute, you will see Kuda Dunhinda which is also a captivating fall but the path to reach it is muddy, so if you have no problem with mud then you should see it also.

5. St. Clairs Waterfalls


St. Clair’s falls is the one of the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.  It is consisted of two tires and one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is situated in Talawakale area. This beautiful and unique waterfall at is one of 6 waterfalls in Sri Lanka formed by Kotmale Hydropower project – Kotmale Oya.
So, when are you visiting this incredible land of waterfalls?

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Author Bio

Christina Daniels
Story teller, backpacker, shutterbug
Christina Daniels is a storyteller, cinema writer, backpacker and photographer. She is also the author of the bestselling book “I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan.” A traveler who has journeyed across four continents, Christina is also the host of an Airbnb experience in Bangalore.

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