mountains of Sri Lanka abound with waterfalls of exquisite beauty.
Numbering more than hundred and many of them are virtually unknown, hidden
away in forest or approached by steps and remote tea plantation tracks. In
fact for it’s size Sri Lanka has recorded water falls than another
Sri Lanka’s numerous revers, fed by two half – yearly monsoons, with
topography of high and steeply scarped pen plains, and rever beds of hard
erosion-resistant metamorphic rock, all provide ideal ingredient for the
formation of waterfalls.
It is on the Ella –Wellawaya road and visible from the main
road. Although the main drop is 30 ft in height, it’s a wide
fall and the water rushes over several steps adding to it’s
Ravana falls is closely linked in legend with the great epic of
the east.Ramayanaya. It’ name is from Ravana, The powerful
demon king who once ruled Sri Lanka. The cave hidden behind the
fall is still believed by many to be one of the places where he
hid the beautiful princess, Sita, after her abduction from
Falls( skein of water)
Diyaluma ,on the Poonagala Oya rever off the Koslanda- Wellawaya
road is another spectacular sight spilling over a straight rock
wall. 559 ft in height. Diyaluma is often rated as Sri Lanka’s
highest water falls, upstaging Bambarakanda.It is 13 km from
Wellawaya town and 6 km from Koslanda in the Hills and seen like
a soft veil, is seen from the Balangoda – Wellawaya highway
Legend says that Gods, seeing the heart break of a prince whose
runaway romance ended in the death of his sweetheart whom he had
tried haul over the Diyaluma precipice, created this beautiful
cascade to weep forever in the wilderness.
Ella (Bo-leaf fall)
Makes a leap of 100 ft on the Kurd gang, a tributary of the Kale
ganga.a water fall not known for it’s height but for the sheer
beauty of formation. The name Bo path Ella derives from it’s
perfectly heart shaped head, much like the leaf of the sacred bo
tree. It is one of the favorites picnic spot of Sri Lankans due
to it’s proximity to the city of Colombo. just 15 km from
Colombo-Ratnapura road, once reached the Higashena junction, and
then branches off to the Agalawatta road and from there it’s
only a few minutes…
Visitors to the Tea country get the opportunity of viewing it.
280 ft in height and viewing place for this lovely falls is from
the 20th milepost on the Talawakelle –Nawalapitiya road.
is the tallest of all SriLanka’s falls.789 feet in height. It is
however, a wet season fall. A glorious spectacle from October to March
when heavy rains turn it in to an impressive, unbroken deluge. The main
access to the falls is along a minor but mortable road via Haputale and
Kalupahana.Kalupahana is 22 km from Balangoda or 32 km from
Wellawaya.from kalupahana proceeding 3 km along a narrow road through
Weerakoongama you come to the gorgeous waterfall.