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Baker's Falls | Beauty of Horton Plains National Park

Baker's Falls

Baker's Ella Falls (Sinhala: බේකර්ස් ඇල්ල) is a waterfall located in Horton Plains National Park in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri lanka. The fall is 20.31 m (66.63 ft.) tall and formed by Belihul Oya, a tributary of the Walawe Ganga River (Abeywardana, 2004; Kautzsch, 1983). Rated as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country, the fall is popular among visitors for the diverse but attractive views it offers to viewers from different sides and angles (Rathnayake, 2015).

The fall is named after a well-known British explorer and hunter, Sir Samuel Baker (b.1821-d.1893). The waters of the fall plunge over a wide black rock down into a gorge amid many Rhododendron and Fern bushes (Kautzsch, 1983). Baker's Loop, the hiking trail where the fall can be seen is a circular trail from the entrance of the park to World's End. The site is not suitable for bathing.

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References

1) Abeywardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.243.
2) Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.30.
3) Rathnayake, R.M.W., 2015. How does ‘crowding’ affect visitor satisfaction at the Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka?. Tourism Management Perspectives, 16, pp.129-138.

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1) SL Horton Plains NP asv2020-01 img11 by A.Savin is licensed under the Free Art License 1.3
2) SL Horton Plains NP asv2020-01 img10 by A.Savin is licensed under the Free Art License 1.3

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This page was last updated on 17 September 2023

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