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5 Best Waterfalls in Sri Lanka

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean is a stunning expanse of land that boasts a vast array of natural landscapes ranging from highlands, beautiful beaches and forests. The waterfalls are a major attraction and locals and foreigners come to witness the grandeur of these beauties.

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Diyaluma Falls

Diyaluma Falls

This stunning beauty is located 220 m above the ground and is the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Most people visit the waterfall and find one of the many paths that lead to the foot of it to dip in the icy waters. However, the better way to enjoy this waterfall is to ask a local the route to the top of it. You are bound to find breath-taking views of the surroundings while trekking your way higher above the ground. Diyaluma Falls boasts natural pools on different levels that are truly a gift of nature. To take on this feat you need to be physically fit. It’s always better to make this journey with friends or family and not alone so that you can look out for each other on your way up. Jetwing Kaduruketha organises adventurous hikes through this scenic expanse and would be an interesting adventure to take up.

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Mapalana Falls

Mapalana Falls

This is a range of waterfalls also known as the Adam’s Peak Waterfalls that are found at the foot of Adam’s Peak. The crystal clear water plunges from a whopping 150 m height and is a spectacular sight. This waterfall on route to Ratnapura. Companies like Esna Holidays offer tailormade experiences, so you can add this to the must-visit list. The splendour of this waterfall attracts many people to it all year round.

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St. Claire’s Waterfalls

St. Claire’s Waterfalls

This is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is in Nuwara Eliya. Being located in a very famous tourist destination, this stunning beauty attracts lots of visitors. This waterfall can be dangerous to swim in as there are unpredictable water currents and is best observed from a distance. The different levels of water make this waterfall seem impeccably grand and beautiful and the sound of gushing water is to die for. St. Claire’s is also referred to as Sri Lanka’s ‘Little Niagara’ and offers its visitors stunning captures.

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Olu Waterfall

Olu Waterfall

Cascading down in four streams, the Olu Waterfall is a stunning sight. Spilling over the rocks the water gushes beneath the swinging bridge that splashes passers-by when the water levels are high. This waterfall is said to take the place of the sixth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The water sustains the lives of the villagers around and is also used for turbines. This is an impressive sight and makes for beautiful pictures.

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Baker's Falls

Baker's Falls

This waterfall is located 3 km from the entrance to Horton Place and is a grand sight. This waterfall is named after the British explorer Sir Samuel Baker who discovered this impressive spectacle of nature that manages to enhance the beauty of the entire area. It’s considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka and this too is best observed at a distance and offers picturesque views for its visitors.