Bambarakanda Falls | Sri Lanka's Tallest Waterfall

Bambarakanda Falls

Bambarakanda Falls (Sinhala: බඹරකන්ද ඇල්ල; Tamil: பம்பரக்கந்தை அருவி) is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka (Gunawardena, 2005). Standing at a height of 241 meters (856.3 ft.), this fall is situated in the Kalupahana region near Haputale, within the Badulla District (Disanayaka, 2000; Vithanage, 1988).

The Falls

The source of the fall is the Kuda Oya, a tributary of the Walawe Ganga River. The cascading fall emerges as a veil of a bride against the backdrop of the forest providing travellers a mesmerizing experience. Beyond its great height, the falls provide nature enthusiasts a chance to explore the rich biodiversity that flourishes in its vicinity. The air around the fall is filled with the sounds of cascading water as well as the mist-like water droplets.

The travellers who wish to embark on a journey to the natural wonders of the island, Bambarakanda Falls stands as a great destination for them.

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See Also

#) Devil's Staircase


1) Bambarakanda Waterfall by Kiriwattuduwa is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
2) Bambarakanda Falls-Sri Lanka (1) by Ji-Elle is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
3) Bambarakanda Falls-Sri Lanka (3) by Ji-Elle is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0


1) Disanayaka, J.B., 2000. Water Heritage of Sri Lanka. Ministry of Mahaweli Development, Govt. of Sri Lanka. p.20.
2) Gunawardena, C.A., 2005. Encyclopedia of Sri Lanka. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p.38.
3) Vithanage, P.W., 1988. Relief and Drainage. The National Atlas of Sri Lanka. Survey Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 9559059009. pp.22-23.

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This page was last updated on 28 January 2024
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