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6 Must Visit Waterfalls In Sri Lanka - Chasing Lankan Falls

Sri Lanka is mostly known for its stunning beaches and divine food, but another attraction the interior of the island is famous for are the stunning waterfalls that bring the country to life.


Bambarakanda Falls

Bambarakanda Falls is the most popular waterfall on the island as it is the tallest waterfall in the entire island which is over 260 metres in height. This is also known to be one of the most picturesque locations on the island after sunrise as the sun rays hit the water is a stunning angle making it seem as if the water is glistening at the touch of the sunlight. This waterfall, however, is not located on a route to a main city but you can make a quick, detour even in a tuk tuk off the road to Kalupahana.


Baker Falls

Baker Falls is not as popular as it should be but it is definitely a waterfall that is important to the floral and fauna in the area as it continues to glide down without fail throughout the year. Located in the Horton Plains National Park of Sri Lank this is a beautiful waterfall to sit by and relax.


St Clair's Falls

St Clair's Falls is a breathtaking sight during the height of the season which is from March to May as the white misty water creates a loud humming effect making the entire area full of life. St Clair's Falls is also known as the little Niagara Falls as it is a wide waterfall with a strong current. St Clair's Falls is created of two different waterfalls towards the top which is namely Maha Ella and Kuda Ella which means the Greater Fall and the Lesser Fall simultaneously.


Ravana Falls

The Ravana Falls is a waterfall on the island that has a popular historical story that is connected to the mythology of King Ravana from India. As mythology would reveal, king Ravana is said to have hidden Princess Sita behind the Ravana Falls after she was abducted from India. Located in the Ella region this is one of the most popular tourist attractions for anyone who is heading towards the hilly districts of Sri Lanka. If you mean to travel to Sri Lanka you are definitely going to head to Ella and Nuwara Eliya and this is a stop you will definitely make if you check out travel sites such as Truly Sri Lanka.


Dunhinda Falls

Located about 5kms from Badulla, Dunhinda Falls is a popular waterfall in Sri Lanka, and you have to take a hike to the area where you can see the beautiful cascading falls. The Dunhinda Falls creates a mesmerising misty effect when viewed from the bottom as if it is falling from the clouds themselves. Dun in Sinhala means misty which is how the name was given Dunhinda Falls.


Devon Falls

Devon Falls is one of the waterfalls that can be witnessed from the main road itself so you do not have to make a trek towards the waterfall unless you wish to explore and have a unique experience and different perspective. This stunning waterfall is also known as the veil of the vale and you can witness this beauty while sipping on some hot tea from a roadside shop.

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