Lovers Leap Waterfall is not a widely popular waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Hawa Eliya area near Nuwara Eliya. The height of this beautiful waterfall is 30m. There are some myths and beliefs around this fall. This is an awesome place to visit in the Nuwara Eliya region.

How to reach

Lovers leap waterfall is situated 4 km away from the Nuwara Eliya bus stand. You should follow the Ragala-Udupussellawa route from there. Public transport is available along the road. But the Tuk Tuk is the perfect vehicle for this trip. After 3.5km, you should drop out of your vehicle. Now you need to walk on an uphill road for about 400m to reach the location. Don’t forget to get help from the locals. They will guide you to find the destination.

Facts about Lovers’ Leap Fall

This is certainly a scenic waterfall. You can stay on the large rock that is in front of the fall and watch its beauty. The spraying water drops will cool you. Someone can visit the upper part of the cascade. The surrounding picture of the city is fantastic and mind-blowing. You can see many vegetable growing fields and tea estates. Most of the local people are Tamil.

Piduruthalagala is the highest mountain in Sri Lanka, with a height of 2524m. The mountain and the surrounded forest area are the major water sources for the Lovers Leap Waterfall. Because of a myth, nobody will come to this place after 6 p.m. But you can come here at any time before 6 p.m. and it’s free to enter.

Lovers’ Leap Story

As we mentioned earlier, there is a story behind this. That has given the name to this waterfall. There was a royal prince who came to hunt in this area and got lost. Then, the local girl helped him in this trouble. The prince falls in love with that girl. But his parents were unsatisfied with the affair. That has made the couple take the decision to commit suicide. Finally, they all jumped from this waterfall and died. Today, people believe the ghost will come to the area in the night.

Lovers Leap Tea Factory and Pedro Tea Estate

Nuwara Eliya is a place which is rich in tea cultivation. The Pedro Tea Estate is situated near the Lovers Leap Waterfall and it has covered many hectares in the area. It was established in the 1880’s by the British and is considered as one of the oldest tea estates in the country. The estate is currently managing by Kelani Valley Plantations PLC.

Pedro Tea Estate is very popular around the world for its unique taste in tea. The seasonal tea is sold under the name of ‘Lovers Leap’. You can go to the Lovers Leap Tea Factory and learn about how Ceylon tea is processed. There is a nice tea shop in front of the tea factory. You can go there and enjoy the taste of a tea cup.

About Nuwara Eliya:

Nuwara Eliya is a major city in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It’s situated in a hilly area with an elevation of 1864m. The cool and breezy environment has made the area known as the “Little England of Sri Lanka”. The average annual temperature is around 15 °C and the average annual rainfall is about 2500 mm. There you experience a sudden changing climate. Rainy seasons bring more water to the Lovers Leap Waterfall and that will increase its beauty.

March to April is the spring season of Nuwara Eliya. Many travelers come in that season. Flowers are blossoming and the environment looks amazing. There are many hotels, restaurants, and villas available for visitors.

Here are some of the places to visit in Nuwara Eliya:

  • Single Tree Hills
  • Ambewela Farm
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden
  • Horton Plains National Park.
  • Victoria Park

Along with those places, don’t forget to visit Lovers Leap Waterfall during your Nuwara Eliya tour. You can plan your Nuwara Eliya City Tour with us. Just call: 0777 111 553 or drop a mail to: info@mahaweli.lk

(Lover’s Leap Falls Cover Image Credit: Ruwan Anandagoda)

Lakshapana Waterfall is one of the top 10 highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is the 8th highest waterfall in the country, with a height of 126m. This is further considered the 625th tallest waterfall in the world. Norton-Bridge is the nearest town to the place, which belongs to the Nuwara Eliya district.

The Lakshapana Waterfall is fed by the Maskeliya Oya, which is a tributary of the Kelani River. Both Maskeliya Oya and Kehelgamuwa Oya join together in the latter parts to form the famous Kelani River. If you need to visit Lakshapana Ella via Colombo, you will need to drive about 117km. Kiriwan Oya is the village where you should stay, and the location can be easily found with Google Maps. Most people visit this place during their trip to Sri Pada.

The waterfall is absolutely beautiful to watch. You can go either to the top or the bottom of the waterfall. But you should view it from the bottom to see its actual beauty. You can take enough photographs from different angles. Don’t try to bathe in the front pool; it’s extremely dangerous. As well, you must be careful when you are trying to go on top of the fall.

The elevation of the place is 660m above sea level, and the surrounding areas receive around 5000mm of annual rainfall. The May–September period is heavy in rainfall, and the November–February time period is the dry season for the entire area. Seven Virgin Mountain is another popular place that is not far from here.

People believe Lord Buddha visited Lakshapana Waterfall during his visit to the Sri Pada Mountain. Budhdha has mended his saffron robe here. There are some folks and tales around the name of Lakshapana.

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Aberdeen Waterfall

(Cover Image Source: Priyadarshani Kumari from Facebook)

Aberdeen Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall that is situated in the Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka. The nearest town is Ginigathhena, and it’s about 20km away from the famous Kithulgala. The height of the waterfall is 98m. This is considered the 18th highest waterfall on the island.

Aberdeen Waterfall is formed by Kehelgamuwa Oya. It is a branch of the Kelani River. The waterfall received this name because of a British planter. He managed tea estates near the waterfall, and he was from the city of Aberdeen in Scotland. Then people called the waterfall “Aberdeen. The total width of the waterfall is 8 m.

Starting from Ginigathhena town, you need to go along the Ambatale road. You need to stop your vehicle in the park near the Buddha stratum. Then you need to walk about 1200m to reach the Waterfall.

There is a nice stage where you can view the beauty of the waterfall clearly. Anyhow, you can walk close to the waterfall. But don’t try to bathe or swim in the  front pool. It’s deep and dangerous for all. You can see a small cave behind the waterfall. October to December is the best time to visit here. The May–September period is the rainy season for the surrounded area, and January–March is the dry season.

(Cover Image Credit: Thilina Kaluthotage Photography

Bopath Ella Waterfall is one of the attractive travel destinations in Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful waterfall that is situated in the Rathnapura District. The height of the waterfall is 30 m (98 ft). This is formed by the Kuruganga River, and it is a branch of the famous Kaluganga River. The place is widely popular among local travelers.

Bopath Ella Waterfall is located 95 km away from Colombo. It takes 2.5 hours to get there from the capital. But the distance from Rathanpuara City is about 5km. You can easily find the location on Google Maps. The name of the surrounded village is “Agalawatta” and it belongs to the Kuruwita Divisional Secretariat area.

The shape of the waterfall is really amazing to watch. It looks like a “Bo” tree (Ficus religiosa), which has gained this name. The average annual rainfall of the surrounding area is 5000 mm, and the average temperature is around 27 Celsius.

There are parking facilities available for local and international visitors. But you need to walk a few meters to reach the waterfall. Many shops, hotels, and vendors are available along the foot path. Anyhow, you should buy a ticket to enter the place.

You can get very close to the Bopath Ella waterfall. But don’t try to bathe near the waterfall. There are so many places available to bathe safely in the latter parts. Evenings and mornings are the ideal times to see the actual beauty of the waterfall.

(Bopath Ella Cover Image Credit: Ceylon Travel Fb Page)

Hunas Falls Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall that is situated in the Matale District of Sri Lanka. This is a nice place to visit if you are seeking the best places in both the Matale and Kandy areas. The distance to the waterfall from Kandy City is 25km. But the distance from Matale City is 21km.

Hunnasgiriya Mountain is a prominent peak in the Knuckles Mountain Range. Situating at the bottom part of the mountain, the waterfall has got this name. Elkaduwa is the nearest town to the waterfall. The route from Elkaduwa to Hunas Falls is dotted with a lot of spice plants. The entire area is very calm and beautiful.

You can use Google Maps to find the location. There is a parking facility available to stop your vehicle. Then you need to buy a ticket to enter the waterfall. The place and its surrounding tea gardens are managed by Elakduwa Plantation Company.

Hunas Falls Waterfall is not a natural waterfall. It is a recently constructed artificial waterfall. Height of the waterfall is 48m. This consists of two parts, and travelers can reach it near the waterfall. The place is safe for anyone to travel to. You can see a small bridge between those two parts. The picture of the waterfall is really amazing in the mornings and afternoons. Please don’t forget to bring a camera.

There is a park at the bottom of the waterfall. You can wait and rest in the summer huts that are placed in the park. After watching the waterfall, you can visit the upper parts of the Hunnasgiriya Mountain. But you need to get permission to go there.

Hunnas Falls Waterfall is a nice place to travel with your family. Here are some of the places to visit in the Matale area:

  • Sembuwaththa Lake
  • Riverston Mountain
  • Kalebokka Division
  • Sera Ella

 

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