Bambarakanda Fall

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By 2017-10-01

By Uwin Lugoda

Sri Lanka is a country with a lot of waterfalls, so it takes something really special to be the tallest one of them all. Bambarakanda Falls is the tallest waterfall in all of Sri Lanka, measuring at a massive 263 metre (863ft).

The waterfall is located in Kalupahana, which is in the Badulla District, and is fairly easy to find and as it is so famous that any local will know it. To reach the waterfall, you need to travel along the Balangoda – Badulla Route (A4) to Kalupahana town. This small town lies between Belihul Oya and Beragala. The turn off towards the falls is identified by a small sign board. Travel along this curvy road for about 3.5 kms where you will come to place that the fall is directly visible to your left. After reaching the entrance it's a 20 minute walk to the falls. The waterfall is formed in the Uduweriya Haputale Mountain and also by Kuda Oya, a tributary of Walawe River. This is not a wide waterfall but drops as a thin line from a rocky outcrop. This waterfall also happens to be the 299th tallest waterfall in the world. The area around Bambarakanda is rich with scenic beauty, rugged terrain, waterfalls, tea fields and a cool climate making it an attractive destination where nature lovers from all over the world come to visit.

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