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Best Waterfalls in Sri Lanka: A Taste of Paradise

Tropical island Sri Lanka, is home to over 300 beautiful waterfalls. Flowing around verdant forests and misty hills these cascades are well worth a visit. Listed are some of the best across the island

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Bakers Falls

Bakers Falls

Considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka the Bakers Falls are located within the mystic Worlds End Park in Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is the highest district in Sri Lanka located within the Central Province of the country. Located between the famous world's end lookout point of the park, the falls are found 3kms from the entrance. Consisting of several cascades these silvery veins are well worth the trek through the verdant sanctuary.

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Ramboda Waterfall

Ramboda Waterfall

This gorgeous waterfall too is located in the Nuwara Eliya District between Nuwara Eliya and the town of Gampola. The waterfall is not visible from the main road; travel about 35kms from Gampola along the main Nuwara Eliya - Kandy Road until you come to the Ramboda Bridge from where you can visit the falls. Consisting of two stairs the falls are visible from two points.

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Ravana Waterfalls

Ravana Waterfalls

Located within the town of Ella in the Badulla district the Ravana Waterfalls is quite a tourist attraction. During the rainy season especially these falls are quite magnificent as they consist of several strains that cascade onto rocky outcrops; the effect is quite stunning. Ravana falls are steeped in legend and it is always interesting to listen to your guide's narration of the myths surrounding these beautiful cascades.

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Thudugala Waterfall

Thudugala Waterfall

The coastal district of Kalutara houses over 20 waterfalls; apart from enjoying the excitement of sun, sand and surf which the resort is renowned for, a trek to these falls are amongst the most popular things to do in Kalutara. The popular town of Kalutara home to the Anantara Kalutara Resort is where the Kalu Ganga meets the sea. The Thudugala Waterfall is located along the Mathugama Road within the Thudugala Estate. Trek through the ancient rubber estate and you will come across two or three strains of this 8 metre high cascade. Quite a beautiful trek through verdant environs the falls create little pools at many locations where one can enjoy a refreshing dip.

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Rajamarunu Ella

Rajamarunu Ella

This legendary waterfall too is located within the Kalutara district. Travel along the Badurugala Road to reach the falls; mind you the road is quite damaged and offers a somewhat bumpy ride. On the estate road is a temple located on the right hand side, this is where you alight and make your way across the tea estate to the falls. The footpath will take you to the beautiful falls behind which a cave is located; this is visible only during the dry season. Legend has it that a royal official hid in this cave fearing a threat from King Weediya Bandara; the unfortunate man was trapped in the cave due to rising water levels. Hence the name which translates to 'falls where a king died'. Nevertheless there are some lovely pools at the foot of the falls for enjoying an invigorating bath.