Bambarakanda Waterfall – Sri Lanka’s Highest Waterfall

Sri Lanka is a tropical island paradise found beneath the southern tip of India. It is renowned for producing high quality tea and for its amazing natural beauty. Not only does the island have some truly excellent beaches, a large portion of the country is covered in forest making it a terrific vacation spot for nature lovers and for those looking for a change in scenery. The island has many natural attractions worth visiting; this includes Piduruthalagala Mountain (the tallest mountain in the country), Yala National Park and the Bambarakanda Waterfall.

With a height of around 263 metres, the Bambarakanda Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in the little island nation. Overall, it is the world’s 299th highest falls. Bambarakanda Waterfall is also sometimes referred to as the Bambarakele Falls and is situated in the island’s Badulla District. Fed by the Kuda Oya, a tributary of the Walawe River, the waterfall is just a thin trickle during the dry season, although it does get wider during the rainy season. Even though it is not a mighty, gushing waterfall, the Bambarakanda Falls is surrounded by lush forests which make it a highly picturesque spot.

It can be a little challenging to reach this waterfall. There most common route to the falls is by using the A4, which connects Balangoda and Badulla. One can use this road to get to Kalupahana Town. From there, it is only a short distance to the falls. A little sign board that can be hard to catch unless one keeps an eye out for it marks the path towards the site. The road is quite rugged and is best traversed using a four wheel drive. Although the drive towards the area is a bit long, it is quite scenic and highly enjoyable.

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