Fall in love with the mesmerising falls of Sri Lanka
Bambarakanda Falls is Sri Lanka's tallest waterfall falling from a breathtaking height 263 m it is situated in the Badulla District and is rated the 299th highest waterfall in the world. The best time to visit Bambarakanda Waterfall is between the months of March to May as during this period the chances of rain are very low. The water flow, however, is plentiful. The area surrounding Bambarakanda is rich with scenic beauty, rugged terrain, waterfalls, tea estates and has a cool climate making it an attractive prospect as a destination for nature lovers
Diyaluma Falls, coming down from a height of 22 m is also situated in the Badulla District and are formed by the Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya, which in turn is a tributary of the Kirindi Oya.
In Sinhalese, Diyaluma or Diya Haluma means "rapid flow of water" or may be translated as "liquid light". According to Sri Lankan historian, Dr R. L. Brohier, Diyaluma is the setting for a tale from folklore about a tragedy involving a young chieftain who had been banished to the highlands and the attempt by his betrothed to join him. As all the passes were guarded, the young man let down a rope of twisted creepers over the escarpment to help her climb, but as she was being hauled up she was dashed against the rocks and died. The Gods moved to pity by the harrowing spectacle, caused a stream of water to gush from the mountain and veil all evidence of the tragedy in a watery light, hence the term Diyaluma.
Dunhinda Falls is also located in the Badulla District and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that descend from a height of approximately 64 metres. It gets its name from the smoky dew drops that spray across the area. (Dun is Sinhala means misty smoke)
All three waterfalls are a treat to behold, especially for nature lovers. A trip to each waterfall will keep you mesmerised and leave you wanting more.