Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Lover's Leap Falls

Lover's Leap Falls
Lover's Leap Falls is a waterfall located in Hawa Eliya in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. It is the main water source for Nuwara Eliya town. The fall is about 30 m in height and is formed by the waters of the streams and brooks of Sri Lanka's highest mountain range, Pidurutalagala (Abeyawardana, 2004).

A local legend explains how the present name of this waterfall was formed. According to it, a prince who lived in the Nuwara Eliya area had met a girl in a nearby village and fell in love with her. However, the father of the prince didn't allow the prince to pursue his affair. The prince was disappointed with his father's decision and on one full moon day, he climbed up to the top of the rock with his fiancee and committed suicide by jumping into this fall.

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.212.
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