14 Most Beautiful Waterfalls In Sri Lanka

14 Most Beautiful Waterfalls In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful part of the world with many water sources such as waterfalls, rivers, water reservoirs, lakes, ponds, and canals, making it a tourist’s paradise. Today, we are going to talk about the 15 most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka that you should absolutely see.

There are over 300 waterfalls in Sri Lanka and most of them are located in the central highland. Some waterfalls have natural fools for tourists to bath and some waterfalls can not be reached and can only be vied from a distance.

Bomburu Falls
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The waterfall reaches a height of 60 meters and a width of 15 meters. The widest waterfall in Sri Lanka is this one. This waterfall may be found on the left side of the road after passing through the Haggala park on Badulla road from Nuwara Eliya. There is also a sign indicating that this is the bomburu falls road.

During the rainy season, this waterfall falls in three parts, each with a substantial amount of water. During british rule, this area was a favourite fine ground, and from far, it may be viewed like the letter “v” in english. The plants in this area, which include deer, wild boar, and frogs, are also extremely valuable. This woodland is rich in biodiversity and offers a variety of pleasant noises.

When the stream of waterfalls to the ground, the rising dew stretches for about 30 meters. The forest trekking distance to bomburu ella hidden in the forest is about 1 km. 

You now know that this waterfall is the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka. On heavy rainy days, bomburu falls is 15 meters wide and 60 meters deep like a single white cloth. Can’t stay near the falls on such days. This view of Bomburu falls is unbelievable.

Peessa Falls
Peessa Falls

This is how this waterfall starts. Across the kurukkan oya which begins from the madolsima area. Not to mention madolsima village. This village is a paradise for hikers and campers. This waterfall flows down a steep slope of the lunugala range, creating this lovely waterfall. The height of this waterfall is around 45 meters.

The value of a waterfall depends not only on its cascading water flow. To reach this waterfall you have to take the badulla – bibila main road. The nearest cities are passara and lunugala. After passing passara town you have to travel about 10 km towards biblia and you can see a nameplate at peessa ella on the south side.  This peessa fall is located in peessa village. This village has been declared as a dairy village but tea and rubber plantations can be seen in abundance in peessa village. He is building the road to this waterfall on a beautiful road that runs through tea and rubber estates.

There is a legend about this waterfall. If you go here, you can see that there is a rock cave in the rock behind the stream of this waterfall. Did you know that this place which is considered as a historically important place is said to be related to the days of king pandukabhaya? Information about this cave was first recorded from a series of letters engraved on a rock in mount gabbaru. It is also mentioned that king pandukabhaya was the first to have the good fortune to enter this cave. In earlier, peessa falls was also called as morahela falls. It is said that the road to the cave was paved with enormous stones by the giants who lived there.

Ravana Falls

This waterfall is also known as Ravana falls or bambaragala falls. Ravana falls is the 79th largest waterfall in sri lanka. This waterfall is located in the Ella town in the uva province. It is stated that the height of falls is about 82 feet. Ravana falls originates from a tributary of the kiridi oya. Bathing here is dangerous because there is 19-meter deep and has whirlpools at the end falls.

Legend has it that King Ravana may have hidden princess Seetha in a cave at the top of Ravana falls.

Rawana falls
Rawana falls
Upper Diyaluma
Upper Diyaluma
Upper Diyaluma

This waterfall is the third tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka height of 171m.  The most popular feature of diyaluma falls is upper diyaluma. That is the top of the falls. Touring or camping has become a craze among tourists and young people alike of upper diyaluma. There are two ways to reach the melting peak. From the foothills of poonagala, you can reach the top of the waterfall on both routes. After about an hour of trekking from the foot of the waterfall, you can reach the top of the waterfall. Then another amazing waterfall appears above the waterfall. This is known as upper diyaluma.

When you slowly and carefully reach the melting point, you can see the breath-taking view of the surroundings. The pits at the top of the diyaluma waterfall are very deep and there are a few other pits that are not deep. You can enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and get the most out of swimming in the right places.

Diyawini Falls
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Diyavini waterfall is the 37th tallest in Sri Lanka. The height of the diyavini falls is about 60 meters. This waterfall is located near the Sri Devanagari raja maha viharaya in the diyawinna village on the Kapugala road on the Weligepola road from Babangida town.

Lamp-Shaped Falls- Pahanthudawa Falls

Pahanthudawa falls is another unique waterfall in Sri Lanka. The reason for this is its location and nature. Which is in the shape of a lamp also, the water from the waterfall falls into the pool in the style of a lamp screen. Hence it is called pahanthudawa falls. The route is about 1 km from the left-hand side of the road near the belihuloya rest house near the 155th post on the Colombo – Badulla road. 2 should go.

Biodiversity is another important aspect of being in a beautiful ecosystem. Valuable plant and animal species can be found in this ecosystem.

However, bathing in this area is quite adventurous and risky. During heavy rains, the water level in this area rises between 10 and 15 minutes when the water level rises above the waterfall, so bathing here is risky. Be careful.

Ellewala Falls
Ellewala Falls
Ellewala Falls

 this is a beautiful waterfall that can be visited by those who visit ella. This place is even more beautiful as there is a natural water pool at the base of this waterfall. Bathing in this waterfall is awesome.

It’s okay to have fun looking at these places. This ecosystem is a water catchment area. So do not pollute these places.

Laxapana Falls
Laxapana Falls
Laxapana Falls

The eighth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It stands at a height of 126 meters. The ambagamuwa divisional secretariat region includes laxapana falls.

Legend has it that there was a tunnel through the rock from Laxapana falls to Aberdeen falls known as Aldona falls.

Ginigedara Falls
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Ginigedara falls, which is 14 meters high, is a mysterious waterfall. This waterfall flows between two huge stone towers that rise like two pillars about 60 feet high. There is not much human activity near the falls. So there is a bit of mystery. You have to go inside a bit to see the falls. This waterfall is born from a small break in the Kalu river. It is dangerous to go when there is water because you have to go through the water to see the falls.

Ratna Falls
Ratna Falls
Ratna Falls

This starts from hasalaka oya which starts from knuckles forest. It is about 300 feet high. It is one of the tallest waterfalls. If you travel on the Mahiyanganaya road in Kandy, you can see the splendor of this waterfall. This is still a beautiful place that most Sri Lankans.

You have to walk a short distance to reach the falls. The environment is very beautiful. The history of ratna falls goes back to the ancient Ravana era. Legend has it that King Ravana lived with princess sita in this area. It is said that King Ravana used to swim with Seetha in this waterfall area. It is said that there was a tunnel under this waterfall.

Some say whether occult forces are active in the area.

Poona Falls / Ramboda Falls
Poona Falls
Poona Falls

In addition to ramboda falls, other small waterfalls cascade down. Ramboda falls is the 11th tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka and the 729th tallest waterfall in the world. The name of the village called Ramboda became famous because of this waterfall. Ramboda apart from this waterfall, the other important thing is the Ramboda tunnel. Ramboda Falls is located on the main road from kandy to Nuwara Eliya, just off the Ramboda tunnel.

There are two parts of the falls called upper Ramboda falls and lower Ramboda falls. From Nuwara Eliya road you can see only the middle and lower part of the waterfall. To see the beautiful top of both of these, you have to walk about 750 meters along the footpath near the waterfall. To see both you have to go up and down a short distance from the main road. The road to the top is paved with stairs. But now it is a bit weedy. But it’s beautiful too.

This poona fall takes on a different form. Two rivers coming from both sides fall down at the same place. It falls in the shape of a y letter.

Kadiyanlena Falls
Kadiyanlena Falls
Kadiyanlena Falls

Kadiyanlena falls this waterfall that flows in three parts is amazing. The third part of this waterfall flows under a three-arched bridge built during the british rule. Beneath the arch bridge, there is a natural swimming pool. The nawalapitiya – hatton and nawalapitiya – talawakele road runs over these three arched bridges.

During the rainy season, the waterfall glows white. There is a staircase leading to the top floor of the waterfall.

Katabula falls feeds two small hydropower plants and one small power plant supplies electricity to the katabola estate.

𝗡𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗮 Falls
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𝗡𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗮 Falls

Nalagana falls is a 40-meter-high single-stream waterfall the elegance. This waterfall is located in bulathkohupitiya, kegalle district. There are several active waterfalls here, even during the driest seasons. There are about 3 waterfalls nearby. During the rainy season, the water level of this wonderful nalagana falls raise and down.

A stream of water flows evenly across the face of the waterfall, creating a beautiful pool of nature, bringing a fresh coolness to the environment from the falling water droplets, and creating a natural pool at the foot of the waterfall.

This is a great paradise for tourists.

Olu Falls
Olu Falls
Olu Falls

At a height of about 127 meters, this waterfall is considered to be the 6th tallest waterfall in the country. This is located close to the yatiyantota area in the kegalle district.

This waterfall can be seen in two parts because the waterfall is divided into two parts due to the wooden bridge built across the olu falls to transport tea leaves during the colonial era. This wooden bridge is known as the oldest wooden bridge currently in use in Sri Lanka.

This waterfall is not a single waterfall but a combination of 4 small waterfalls located close to each other. Olu falls start from a reserve called ampana. It is possible to visit the ‘wewelthalawa’ estate through olu falls but it is a trip that requires permission only.

Finding Lovers Who Can't Meet - Jodu Falls / Couple Falls
Jodu Falls
Jodu Falls

Another stunning waterfall hidden in the knuckles reserve is jodu falls. This waterfall is like something out of a love story. 

The couple’s waterfall, which is 45 meters high, gets its name from the fact that two identical waterfalls collapse in the same place. You must pass through a village that meets a concrete road near the bambarella bus stop for a short distance. Then you can go through the forest on a challenging trail to reach this jodu ella. There are plenty of leeches. It’s fine to visit here as well, but take care not to harm the ecosystem.

Knuckles forest park has a lot to offer, and there are a few more hidden waterfalls to discover. Dumbara, sometimes known as knuckles, is a priceless resource.

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