Dunsinane Falls (Pundalu Oya)

Dunsinane Falls
Dunsinane Falls, also known as Pundalu Oya Falls (Sinhala: ඩන්සිනන් ඇල්ල), is a waterfall located in Pundalu Oya village in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. The fall is 100 m (328.08 ft.) tall and originated from the Pundalu Oya stream that rises from the northern declivity of Great Western Mountain [(MAMSL: 2,216 m) Kautzsch, 1983]. The water of the fall finally ends up at the Mahaweli Ganga River after taking the route through the Kotmale Oya (Abeyawardana, 2004; Kautzsch, 1983).

The top of the fall is crowned by a huge cube of rockstone and the road from Pundalu Oya town crosses the fall at its lowest third part (Kautzsch, 1983). The fall served as the background for some scenes of the famous Italian horror movie "The Mountain of the Cannibal God" (1978).

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.242.
2) Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.52.

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This page was last updated on 24 August 2023
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