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5 Best Waterfalls you Must Visit in Sri Lanka

Waterfalls in Sri Lanka

The country of Sri Lanka is very rich in biodiversity that gives it its many locations to go to as a tourist. However, forestations, springs, and the many cities that are a must to go to are no match to its beautiful waterfalls that every person should at least see in their life. So here are the five best waterfalls Sri Lanka has to offer.

 1. The 2nd Tallest Waterfall in Sri Lanka-Diyaluma Falls

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Located in the Badulla District, this 720 feet waterfall boasts the 2nd tallest waterfall in the country. With beautiful landscapes and forestry around it, the sight is truly something to behold. Among the many foliage and greens, the falls are encased and led by a Punagala Oya river that makes up around 40% of the whole scene. In an aerial view, it’s even more beautiful seeing what you don’t usually see when close to the waterfall itself. It’s one of those things where words can’t express their sheer grandness.

2. The Rushing sound of the waters of Laxapana Falls

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Laxapana Falls stands at 415 feet and is located in the Nuwara Eliya District. The falls are formed by the river Maskeliya Oya, which runs down the Kelani River stream. Its stature inspired a nearing facility of two hydroelectric stations with the same namesake, the Old Laxapana and the New Laxapana Station. You will be greeted with many restaurants and teashops, Sri Lanka’s proudest commodity in the land.

3. Go caving as well in Dumbara falls

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Erecting at 65 feet, Dumbara Falls is one of the smaller Waterfalls in Sri Lanka. But don’t let that height fool you; it’s as scenic as the bigger ones, if not, more so. What makes this ecosystem unique is the variety of fish species you can encounter. A zoological cornerstone in the country, the falls begs you to visit there. Also, at the foot of the falls, a small cave can accommodate you and seven other people for a unique experience unlike any further falls on this list.

4. More expansive than usual-Ravana Falls

Rawana Falls
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Ravana Falls’ broad streams rise at around 82 feet in the mountains of Sri Lanka. When you go out for a hike, don’t forget to stop by this fantastic scenery. The falls’ gushing water rushes down from a rock that forms running areca flowers during its peak season. The broader flow of the falls also makes it more visible and for a better sight to see during your visit.

5. Devon falls

Devon falls
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Also known as Veil of the Valley, Devon falls stands at a majestic height of 318 feet. To tell a little history about the falls, its name is stemmed from an old English tea farmer named Devon, where his plantation isn’t far off. Devon Falls is located in the Nuwara Eliya District and is one of the country’s best tourist and natural conservation areas. The scenery speaks for itself for how breathtaking the views are together with the streaming water pouring down.

So there’s the five best waterfall in Sri Lank that you should visit when you get the chance. Given the time, there are other neighboring spots you can also look out for to maximize your experience over this lush and exquisite country.

I Laksitha ,nature,history lover and blogger,

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