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Top waterfalls in Sri Lanka – The Country with the most number of waterfalls

Even though Sri Lanka is a tiny island it has more than 500-waterfalls which ultimately flow to the Indian Ocean, here is a list of waterfalls you should see while visiting Sri Lanka.


Baker's Waterfalls

Located close to the World's End at Horton Plains, Baker's Falls was uncovered by Sir Samuel Baker, a British Explorer. Baker's Falls starts its journey from Belihul Oya and is one of the widest waterfalls of Sri Lanka. The area gets slippery when it rains but if you're lucky you might see the rhododendrons plant blossom or a rare black monkey.


Andanwala waterfalls (Hunnasgiriya)

Starting at the Hanguranketha Mountain, Andanwala waterfalls or better known as Hunnasgiriya falls, which stands at a height of 12 metres flows into the Suduganga River. Located in the Matale District this waterfall is surrounded by some of the most beautiful honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka in the calibre of Amaya Hunas Falls.


Dunhinda Waterfall

Located in the Uva Province, the Dunhida waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls that attract foreign and local visitors. The waterfall which gets its name from the mist that is created as the waterfall cascades down is easily accessible. Visitors can also witness the "Kuda Dunhida", Dunhida's smaller brother.


Bambarakanda Ella

Bamabarakande Ella cascades down a whopping 263 metres, making it the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Located less than 7 kilometres away from the Bandarawela-Colombo road in the middle of a forest this waterfall is rarely visited but well worth the trek.


Bopath Ella

Unlike most of the other waterfalls, Bopath Ella is located in close proximity to a bustling village near Ratnapura called Devipahala. Because it is only a 3-hour drive from Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital this is one of the most visited waterfalls. The waterfall's cascading water flows in the shape of a sacred Bo leaf, hence the name Bopath (leaf translated to Sinhala is a path) Ella.


Ravana Ella

Ravana Ella is a magnificent waterfall which measures 40 meters in height is located in the Welimada dry zone. It provides the villagers of the town the water needed to grow their vegetables, the region's main source of income.


The Lovers Leap Ella

Starting at Pidurutalaga, Sri Lanka's tallest mountain, the Lovers leap waterfall which stands at a height of 30 metres is a breath-taking waterfall that is visible from the Nuwara Eliya town.


Diyaluma Waterfall

Located near the Horton Plains National park, the Diyaluma waterfall at a height of 220 metres is the ranked as the 2nd biggest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Diyaluma waterfall's final destination is the Kirindiya Oya which it reaches by going under a bridge on the road from Beragala to Wellawaya.


St. Clair's Waterfall

Located near the main road from Nuwara Eliya to Avisawella, St. Clairs also referred to as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka" is a beautiful waterfall that can also be seen from train tracks near Talawakele. St. Clair's which stands at a height of 80 metres is one Sri Lanka's most rampant waterfalls.


Ramboda Ella Falls

Ramboda Ella Falls is a large waterfall located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka which consists of 3 parts: Upper Ramboda Oya Falls, Centre Ramboda Oya Falls and Lower Ramboda Oya Falls. Ramboda Ella falls can be seen in its entirety if visitors climb down to the "Ramboda basin".

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