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Top 5 waterfalls to see when you visit Nuwara Eliya- An exquisite woodland haven

Chasing waterfalls is at the top of the adventure list proffered by the quaint highland town of Nuwara Eliya, known as Little England; it offers a rejuvenating blend of panoramic hikes, exquisite gardens, and luscious tea estates. Here are the most breathtaking falls for your itinerary.


Devon Falls

Nestled amidst Colonial plantations and rolling vistas, start your adventure at this picturesque destination by hopping on an iconic train ride that will prove to be an incredible feast for your eyes. A haven of pretty cottages and delicious eateries, picnic-perfect rainbow-hued gardens, and mysterious forests, there cannot be a dull moment for those bitten by the wanderlust bug. If you're looking for a stunning Nuwara Eliya 5-star hotel as a base from which to start exploring, choose one such as Galway Heights, which is conveniently located amongst the town's main enticements and proffers avant-garde amenities for an inspiring stay. The Devon Falls is one of the awe-inspiring cascades that you don't want to miss, dropping 97m and located 29 Km away from the town. While adventurers want to trek right to the base of this beauty, it has many striking vantage points, including the Tea Castle which affords you the perk of this delicious brew.


Lover's Leap Falls

The best way to get around this beautifully rustic countryside is via tuk-tuk, you can secure one of the town's friendly drivers as your own personal chauffeur slash tour guide and learn fascinating local insights! One romantic tragedy that will send thrills down your spine is the tale associated with the 30m plunge of the Lover's Leap waterfall, where once a prince and the peasant girl he was forbidden to marry leaped down into the icy depths. This stunning site embraced by verdant vistas all around is only 10 minutes away from the city and presents a stimulating hike. From here you can also catch a far-off glimpse of the majestic Glen Falls, which keeps tryst with the gorgeous tea estates.


Aberdeen Falls

This jungle waterfall is not just a phenomenal vision; it also has a crystalline pool that is ideal for a swim! The Aberdeen waterfall is located 30 Km from the town and is the perfect stop on your way to the Horton Plains, which is a pristine UNESCO-listed highland oasis. Baker's Falls is also within close proximity, known by its lovely blossoms and rosy purple-hued rock.


Ramboda Falls

An intimate glimpse into village life will be your treat as you cross through Ramboda; you will encounter glistening rivers meeting mellow farmland and the fragrant slopes of proud tea estates rising all around you. Fuel yourself with a scrumptious village lunch amidst idyllic paddy fields before trekking to the Ramboda Falls, about a 50-minute drive away from Nuwara Eliya town.


St. Clair's Falls

Another gem firmly clasped by the rustling velvet of lush tea plantations with their elusive, spicy trails; the St. Clair's Falls is a tranquil site that will make you feel as if you have walked into a postcard. Don't forget to stop by and admire the elegant architecture of the various tea factories, as well as sample this internationally celebrated beverage and other delicacies.

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