Water Falls & River

Dunhinda Falls Badulla

Dunhinda Falls Badulla


දුන්හිඳ දිය ඇල්ල

துன்ஹிந்த நீர்வீழ்ச்சி பதுளை

Badulla » Meegahakiula

One of the most adorable waterfalls of Sri Lanka, Dunhinda falls is in the Badulla District and north of Badulla town. Travellers need to pass about 4km from Badulla town to Dunhinda falls via Mahiyangana road and need to cross the muddy path of length one kilometre to reach the falls exactly.The Dunhinda falls pour out the water from a height of 63meters.Outpouring of water from falls makes to feel as being in heaven. The name Dunhinda also has the meaning similar to smoky falls. Badulu oya originates the falls from Udamala mountain range. There is a stage constructed at the end of the access way to adore the view of Dunhinda falls.The falls is busy with local and foreign tourists because of its scenic view.Kuda Dunhinda, a small fall and many other sellers are available on the way to Dunhinda falls. Also rest inns and hotels are available to comfort the tourists. 

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Hunas Falls kandy

Hunas Falls kandy


හුන්නස්ගිරි ඇල්ල - ඇල්කඩුව, මහනුවර

ஹுனஸ் நீர்வீழ்ச்சி

Kandy » Hunnasgiriya

In Elkaduwa, a village in the Kandy city of Matale District, Hunnas falls or Hunnasgiriya waterfall is located. The scenic venue is nearly 23km from the main town Kandy. The height of waterfall is less than 50m and located at a height of (nearly) 1760m above sea level.The hunnas waterfall is originated from Hunnasgiriya peak which is situated at the one end of knuckles range. Altogether five streams, including Sudu ganga river and Mahaoya reservoir which routes hunnas waterfall originate from Hunnasgiriya peak. Around the water fall, a rich botany of hill country is available. According to historic stories it is stated that Buddha visited Hunnasgiriya before Samanalakande to mark his foot print and he tied a giant lizard which disturbed him with a cackle sound. The villagers believe that the lizard remains mute around the falls. On your way to Hunnas falls you can treat your eyes with greeny tea plants and traditional village views. The cool climate which ranges between 17degrees to 25degrees welcomes more tourists to adore the picturesque view.Nature lovers and those who interested to spend the time relax fully with their loved ones are the most common visitors to Hunnas falls. Specialy newly married couples enjoy the cool breeze venue well. The greeny background adds more colour to the waterfall and attracts more tourists.A hotel named Hunnas falls hotel is at the head of Hunnas waterfall in a distance of 2km. There you can enjoy the natural water swimming pool, variety of wildlife, plants within the secured area. Sembuwatta lake, Polgolla dam and Aluwiharaya famous ancient temple are also located around the Hunnasgiriya waterfall.

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Diyaluma Water Falls

Diyaluma Water Falls


දියලුම දිය ඇල්ල

தியலும நீர்வீழ்ச்சி

Badulla » Badulla

In Sinhalese, Diyaluma or Diya Haluma means "fast flow of water" or may be translated as "liquid light”. Originating from Punagala Oya. Diyaluma falls is Sri Lanka’s second top water fall with a height of 220 meters and 361st top waterfall in the whole world. It is located 6 km away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway. The waterfall are created by Punagala Oya, a branch of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a branch of Kirindi Oya.
Diyaluma is at very close to the major road and the mist of waterfalls coming to the road also. Majority of the visitors belief that Diyaluma is most attractive waterfall of Sri Lanka. It is viewed from the Koslanda Wellawaya road. Because of the astounding force and speed with which it cascades from its great height, travelers on the Koslanda wellawaya road can except to be soaked by the vapour and spray of this water fall. Diyaluma falls in named for the immense speed at which it descends. As Mr.Broheir the well known surveyor records the world. Diyaluma originated as Diya Haluma (water fall) but, eventually became a single word Diyaluma.
This waterfall is very high and high capacity of water come from the top. Then water hits the rock million of times and water breaks many times. Mix with wind the waterfall like angel. Majority of people who live in Koslanda are Tamil employees. some tea estates can be seen in Koslanda area. Rest houses, Internet cafe and several places at Koslanda area. If you like to visit Diyaluma waterfalls. First you should come Koslanda via Rathnapura, Balangoda road or Wellawaya place. Leave nothing but foot prints to save these natural beauty for the feature.

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Baker’s fall

Baker’s fall


බේකර්ස් ඇල්ල

பேகர் நீர்வீழ்ச்சி

Nuwara Eliya » Nuwara Eilya

Baker's fall is a well-known waterfall in Sri Lanka. Baker’s fall is one of the most part eye catching places for visitors to Horton plains. It is located three kilometers away from the far inn information centre which is at the entry to the national park. The foot path to the baker’s fall lies during the cloudy, cold and grassy plains across thin brooks. The barefoot walk gives actual happiness while the feet touch the freezing grass and water. Baker’s waterfalls at between Entrance and Worlds finish gap of Horton plains. Horton plains are top plain and widest grass lands of Sri Lanka. Bathing of Bakers waterfall is very risky because there are some caves within water. However, Baker is also recognized with the short-sighted achievement of having shot 50 elephant, five deer and two buffalos nearby.The 20 metre broad water fall plunges over a wide rock into a gorge of gorgeous wild flowers. It’s so spectacular that you don’t think like leaving it. Sitting on a rock with your feet in the icy chilly water you can wash away your weariness. The splendid view combined with the sound of the water fall refreshes you and will stay in your memory everlastingly. It was Sir Samuel Baker who found this waterfall. He was a keen hunter and an adventurous cultivator who resided on the island from 1847 to 1855. At the same time as exploring the hunting grounds he found the waterfall and had stopped often there ever after. It has been named baker’s falls after him.

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Laxapana water fall

Laxapana water fall


ලක්ෂපාන දිය ඇල්ල

லக்சபான நீர்வீழ்ச்சி

Nuwara Eliya » Maskeliya

Laxapana falls which is 126 meters in height springs from Maskellya Oya. The Lakshapana is 8th top waterfall in Sri Lanka and 625th highest waterfall in the whole world. It is located in Maskeliya area in Nuwara Eliya District, River which begins its journey from Sri Pada. According to the Sinhalese folklore. Maskeliya oya originates of the indi katuponann. The top of Sri Pada. Popular legends tell this the place where Lord Buddha mended his saffron robe when he was visiting Sri Pada.There are two theories as to how the water fall got its home. One is that since it cascades over a vast number of rocks, it is called Laksha which means a hundred thousand and Pahana which means rock.
The second theory is that the name Lakshapana was resulting from lassana pahana which means beautiful lamp. Today Lakshapana falls lives up to its name with regards to the second theory because of its powers Sri Lanka first hydro power plants, generating electricity and there by providing light to over a hundred thousand homes. The Falls gives its name to twin Hydroelectricity Power stations, Laxapana which generates 50MW of power and New Laxapana which generates 100MW. A number of villages as well as Laksapana, Pathana, Kiriwaneliya, Muruthatenna, Kottalena, Hunugala and Belumgala surround the fall. However, this waterfall has an beautiful surrounding. Many unseen caves natural tunnels which were used by early Sri Lanka’s inhabitants are contained at the nearby mountains of this waterfall. Laxapana Waterfall is one of well-known and attractive waterfalls in Sri Lanka that should not be missed to search!

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