7 Best Waterfalls in Sri Lanka That You Must See

Sri Lanka is a place for many waterfalls. Here is the list of the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka that you must see.

Bambarakanda Falls

Bambarakanda Falls is the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, with a height of 263 meters. Bambarakanda waterfall was formed by Kuda Oya, which is a branch of the Walawe River. In general you can visit Bambarakanda Falls year-round. But the best time to visit Bambarakanda Falls is March – April.

The falls is located in Kalupahana, between Belihul Oya and Haputale in the Badulla District. Beragala is the nearest town to the fall.

If you like to visit Bambarakanda waterfall. First you have to come Kalupahana Junction (99 – Colombo – Badulla road). From Kalupahana it’s 6km.

Diyaluma Falls

Situated 6 km away from Koslanda (between Wellawaya and Beragala), Diyaluma Falls is the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It’s about 23 km from beragala junction (99 – Colombo – Badulla road) and 14 km from Wellawaya. Diyaluma waterfall was formed by Punagala Oya, which is a branch of the Kuda Oya.

Diyaluma falls can be access easily by a vehicle as the waterfall is very close to the main road.

In general you can visit Diyaluma falls year-round. But the best time to visit Diyaluma is during the rainy season (November to December or April). During the dry season there is less water seen than in the other months. You can climb to the top of the falls.

Diyaluma Falls

Diyaluma Falls (Photo: Janith Dilshan/Wonder Discovery)

Ravana Ella

Ravana Ella is well known not only because of its beauty and also for its history with Hindu religion. According to the Ramayanaya, this ravana ella and the caves behind ravana ella is where Site was kidnapped and hidden by King Ravana. This is one of the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

Ravana Ella is one of the most striking tourist attractions in Ella.

Ravana Falls

Ravana Falls (Photo: Janith Dilshan/Wonder Discovery)

Dunhinda Falls

Dunhinda Falls is a waterfall located about 5 km away from Badulla town in Sri Lanka and Dunhinda is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. In general you can visit Dunhinda year-round. But the best time to visit Dunhinda is June-July. If you like to visit the Dunhinda waterfall, You can’t reach the Dunhinda Falls by a vehicle. To reach the waterfall have to walk along a clearly defined foot path around 1 – 1.5km through the forest. The waterfall is formed by the river called Badulu Oya.

St. Clair’s Falls

St. Clair’s Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The falls are located on the Kotmale River, which is a tributary of the Mahaweli River. The waterfalls consist of two stages called Maha Ella which is 80 metres high and 50 metres wide and Kuda Ella which is 50 metres 160 ft high. This is the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

Some people call it  “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka” because of its shape.  The shape is very similar to the Niagara Falls.

The watefall can be easily seen on the Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Road (just about 3 km away from the Thalawakele town).The waterfall is fall located in St. Clair Tea estate. That’s the reason behind the waterfall’s name.

In general you can visit St. Clair’s Falls year-round. But the best time to visit St. Clair’s Falls is during the rainy season.

This site is good for taking photographs.

Bopath Ella Falls

Another beautiful and attractive waterfall in Sri Lanka.

The falls is located in Kuruvita, between Awissawella and Ratnapura. If you like to visit Bopath Ella, You can take a Colombo – Ratnapura (Root no 122) bus and get down from Kuruvita and take a taxi to Bopath Ella. or you can use your own vehicle to reach the waterfall. It’s not difficult to reach this place. In general you can visit Bopath Ella year-round. If you ever get a chance to visit the city of Kuruvita this is a place you must visit.

Devon Falls

Situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Devon Falls is another waterfall in Sri Lanka. The Devon Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, which is a tributary of Mahaweli River.

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