waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is one of the major cities in Sri Lankan hill country. Its located in the central province of Sri Lanka with another two districts. To here there are 180km from Colombo (the capital city of Sri Lanka, and as a foreign visitor you are landed at “ Katunayaka international airport” located in Colombo). The Town area of Nuwara Eliya was founded by Samuel Baker in 1846 and developed as a holiday destination. Nowadays Nuwara Eliya is a very popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. A lot of points affect that.
One is the climate. The elevation of this area is 6128 feet above sea level, cause of that you will feel very cold when you consider other destinations of Sri Lanka. On the other side Nuwara Eliya very famous for waterfalls. This area is the origin place of Lot of rivers and water resources of Sri Lanka. Base on that you can see a lot of beautiful waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya. Here we list out the most popular 10 of those waterfalls.
1. Lover’s leap waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
This waterfall is a very attractive and romantic one. And a lot of visitors those who come to Nuwara Eliya expect to see this. Reasons for the popularity of this place are the view of the fall and story that is hidden in the name. The story is about two lovers, there was a prince, and one day he came to the forest area to hunting activities. But accidentally he had lost his way. In this case, there was a beautiful young lady to rescue the prince.
After that, they became lovers that anyone can’t separate. But the price’s party didn’t accept this relationship. Then they decided to die together by jumping out of the waterfall. This story brought a romantic name call lover’s leap to this waterfall. You can reach this destination by visiting Hawa Eliya from Nuwara Eliya.
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2. Devon Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
This waterfall known as ‘the veil of the valley’, it’s located 6 km west of Talawakale on the A7 highway. Devon is the previous coffee planter who did his plantation near this waterfall. The height of this waterfall is 97m. If you visit Mlesna Tea Castle you can see a wonderful front view of this waterfall. It’s a nice place to take a rest and drink a cup of tea while watching this beautiful waterfall.
After that, you can go for a closer view of the waterfall. If you climb to the top of the rock you will see an unforgettable scenic view of the area. But after you visit here don’t try to bath, because it might be dangerous.
Few best hotels near to Devon Fall.
3. Bakers Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
The name was created through the founder of the fall. He is Samuel BAKER. The height of this falls is 20 meters. It’s situated in Horton Plains National Park. So it will be a nice journey for you. But if you travel here on rainy days you have to be very careful there are a lot of slippery rocks. Bottom of the fall there is a 12m death trap. It has taken a few lives. Because of that if you visit here better to think about self-safety.
4. St Clair Major Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
This fall is known as “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka” because it’s one of the widest waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka. The width is 50m and the height is 80m. this is sourced by Kotmale river. This fall is a combination of two falls call Kuda Ella and Maha Ella. The name comes from the Saint Clair Tea Estate which fall runs through. In 45 minutes you can travel to this from Nuwara Eliya. Situated in Talawakale, close to the town.
5. Dunhinda Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
This fall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya. Dunhinda falls sourced by the Bandulu Oya. If you visit here in June and July you can see a very attractive view of this fall. But you better stop thinking about bathing here, it might be dangerous. To reach this fall you should travel from Badulla on Bandarawela-Badulla until you turn to Mahiyanganaya road. After traveling to Dunhinda junction, you will see the signboard with a gate. There is a footpath. It will carry you to the fall.
Few Best hotel near to Dunhinda Fall
6. Ravana Ella Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
This fall is one of the widest waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka. There is an availability to climb some rocks and go for a closer view. The falls is located in Ella Wildlife sanctuary 6 km away from Ella Railway Station. The name ‘Ravana Fall’ was created through a legendary story that came from an Indian epic call Ramayanaya. Base on the story, there was a king ‘Ravana’ in Sri Lanka who kidnapped princess Sita from India.
After he came to Lanka with this princess, he had hidden her in a cave located behind the fall. That’s why the fall call as Rawana Ella. ‘Ella’ means fall. The height of the fall is approximately 25m. if you travel to Nuwara Eliya district you should see this. And finally here is a place for the bath for you. But like always…Be safe.
Best hotels near to Rawana Ella Falls
7. Ramboda Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
Height is 109m and this is the 11th tallest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. If you travel on the A5 highway from Pussellawa to Ramboda Pass you can reach this waterfall. It sourced by Panna Oya. Panna Oya is a subpart of Kothmale Oya. Fall’s altitude is 945m above sea level. If you like to accommodate near to the fall ‘Ramboda Falls Hotel is the best’ is the best place that we recommend. it’s the closest hotel for the waterfall. You will feel the fall in there.
8. Bomburu waterfall in Nuwara Eliya
There is another name call Perawella Falls. Situated close to the Nuwara Elia border. The water of this fall is a collection of 10 small waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya. You can reach here through Welimada-Pussellawa road. 22 km from Nuwara Eliya.
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8. Glen Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
This one is the second largest fall in the city. It carried a huge water range to the down of Sri Lanka. But if you visit here you have to think about the climate. Due to the previous disaster done by some non-systematic development project to the forest area of this fall, on sunny days the fall is dry up. Rainy days are the most suitable time to visit here and feel this huge wonderful fall. If you wish to accommodate here our recommendation is ‘GlenFall Resort. It’s near to the fall and one of the beautiful and fair full accommodation for you.
9. Gerandi Ella Waterfalls in Nuwara Eliya
You will meet this fall when traveling on Kandy-Nuwara Eliya’s main road in the 50th kilometers milepost. The height is close to 100m. the name related to its shape. It looks like a rat snake, in Sinhala it calls ‘Gerandiya’. Anyhow it’s hard to go for a closer view of this waterfall. you have to go 1 ½ away from the highway to reach here. But we suggest you keep your distance and watch it for your safety.
10. Nanuoya Waterfall in Nuwara Eliya
Don’t ever try to miss this if you travel to Nuwara Eliya. That much of scenic beauty occupied by this waterfall. height is 60m and it’s flowing down through 25 steps. This water comes from the Nanuoya river bypassing Udaraella and BambaraKella areas. To reach here you should visit Nanuoya village. It located 1.5km away from the railway station.
Hotels near to Nanuoya waterfall
In Nuwara Eliya, there are uncountable waterfalls in various sizes. But according to our perception, these are the most popular and beautiful. In-country like Sri Lanka, Also you can travel Badulla for hike Ella rock and nine arch bridge. Nuwara Eliya To Ella, Badulla Distance is 54.9Km. you can cover all these in a few days. That’s why you should travel here. Not only about Waterfalls, but this country is also a collection of everything. Culture, wildlife, adventure, ayurvedic and etc. finally, we invite you to come as a guest and leave as a friend.