mountains of Sri Lanka are embellished with a slew of picturesque
waterfalls. Many of these splendid waterfalls lie unknown in the forests
and remote tea plantation tracks. The numerous rivers of the island, fed
adequately by two yearly monsoons, the topography of high and steeply
scarped pen plains, and river beds of hard metamorphic rock, all set an
ideal ground for the formation of waterfalls. The serene ambience of a
waterfall with the sound of water rushing down along the rocky mountains
will send many a visitor into ecstatic moments of reverie.
You will fall for these!
Situated on the Ella -Wellawaya road, this beautiful water fall lies
visible from the main road itself. The water rushing down over several
steps adds more hues to its sublime beauty. The main drop,
however, is 30 ft. In height. It derives its name from the mythical king
Ravana of the great Indian epic The Ramanya. A perfect place for a stop
On the Poonagala Oya river off the Koslanda- Wellawaya road over a
straight rock wall. lies this magnanimous water fall, 559 ft in height.
Its distance from Wellawaya town is 13 kms, while that from Koslanda is
6kms. Diyaluma is seen as a soft veil hanging endlessly from the top of
a mountain. It is visible from the Balangoda - Wellawaya highway too.
Just 15 kms from the Colombo- Ratnapura road, it falls from a height of
100ft into the Kurd gang river. The formation itself is a rare beauty
with a perfectly heart shaped head, resembling the leaf of the sacred Bo
tree, hence the name Bopath. Also a popular picnic spot, it is bound to
take your breath away.
This 280 ft high eyecatcher is best sighted from the 20th milepost on
the Talawakelle -Nawalapitiya road.
789 ft in height, Bambarakanda is the tallest water fall of the island-
a spectacle that reverberates the glory of nature in its every nuance.
However, it throbs with life only during the wet season. The best way to
access this marvel of nature is along a minor but mortable road via
Haputale and Kalupahana, 22 kms from Balangoda or 32 km from Wellawaya.