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Waterfalls in Kandy - Cascading Waters of Exquisite Beauty

The magnificent city of Kandy in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka is a place that possesses a uniquely appealing charm. Amidst the glory of ancient temples and elegance of modern constructions that are beautifully mixed up throughout the city, there are also breathtaking displays of gorgeous nature. Read on and find out about the stunning waterfalls that you can see when you travel in Kandy and its surrounding areas.


St. Clair's Falls

The picturesque St. Clair's Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the island, that is often called 'Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". The surreal beauty of this waterfall makes it one of the most popular stopovers when travelling to Kandy passing Talawakelle. It's located about 75 kilometres away from the city of Kandy and can be reached in approximately two hours and 30 minutes via the Talawakelle road.
St. Clair's Falls has a height of 80 metres making it the 20th highest waterfall in the country. Undoubtedly its most unique feature is its width which is 50 metres. St. Clair's Falls is located alongside the Kotmale River, and consists of two falls, namely 'Maha Ella" and "Kuda Ella".


Huluganga Falls

You will witness the magnificent glory of the foamy, lacy waters of the Huluganga Falls, located approximately 30 kilometres away from the city of Kandy. Gushing down a whopping 75 metres, this stunning waterfall creates a truly marvellous spectacle of breathtaking allure. The waters here always remain dazzlingly white given the low level of pollution in the surrounding area. The Huluganga Falls can be reached from Kandy in one hour and 30 minutes. Choose to stay at centrally located boutique hotels in Kandy during your vacation and enjoy ease of accessing these iconic attractions of the region. Places such as FOX Corporate are ideal options to consider.


Hunas Falls

The stunning Hunas Falls provides yet another sensational display of the unmatched beauty of nature. This magnificent cascade has a height of 48 metres and a width of 12 metres. Hunas Falls can be easily reached from Kandy via the Elkaduwa Road in about an hour. You can even get a closer look at the falls, by parking your vehicle at the entrance of the falls and taking a short walk. A little natural pool that is located on the way gives quite appealing prospects of enjoying a refreshing dip too! During the rainy season especially, this graceful waterfall creates little streams to accompany it in its glorious decent.


Ramboda Falls

Take a moment to relax and refresh yourself at the soothing presence of the spectacular Ramboda Falls. Located about 55 kilometres away from Kandy, this dazzling waterfall is a famous landmark in the Hill Country. It's the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, with a height of 109 metres. The surrounding area possesses equal beauty, complete with the greenery of rolling hills carpeted in lush tea estates. Be sure to stop by and witness the awe inspiring beauty of this iconic attraction that has left multitudes of visitors speechless with admiration through the years!


Baker's Falls

Although Baker's Falls is located about 100 kilometres away from Kandy, in the misty Horton Plains of Nuwara Eliya, it certainly should be included in your travel itinerary in Kandy as it's considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the island. Baker's Falls is truly is a marvellous site to behold as it glistens in the sunlight while gracefully descending down 20 metres of polished rock.

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