Little bit about Bambarakanda Falls
Bambarakanda Falls is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka and is also one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the paradise isle. Dropping from an impressive height of 263m, this waterfall is created by the Kuda Oya, a branch of the Walawe River. The Bambarakanda falls are a must visit for the avid nature tourist. The waterfall is part of the Kalupahana evergreen forest which feeds of the water from the Kuda oya. The waterfall is not very wide and to a distance looks like a long silvery strand falling gracefully off the cliff.
Due to the difficulty of the journey to the base, the waterfall is largely untouched by human activity other than the locals who venture into the forest for firewood or in search of exotic plants. It should be mentioned that it is dangerous to try to swim at the base and it is always better to take in the splendor and majesty of the waterfall from afar.
How to reach Bambarakanda Falls?
Bambarakanda Falls is located in a tiny town call Kalupahana. If you are starting the journey from Colombo, the best route is:
Colombo - Ratnapura - Balangoda - Belihuloya - Kalupahana