Little bit about Dunhinda Falls
The waterfall that is falling from a height of 64 meters, is believed to be the most wonderful and miraculous waterfall in Sri Lanka. ‘Dun’ in Sinhala is mist/smoke and the waterfall is named ‘Dun-hinda’ due to its appearance of thin cloud as it cascades and the smoky water that it sprays. The waterfall also resembles a bridal veil stretched long and falling down beautifully. It is believed that this area was once inhabited by indigenous people – the Veddha tribe many hundreds of years ago, as the waterfall had supported their livelihood in every way. This waterfall is a must visit spot - from the entrance gate you have to walk about 1.5km along a clearly defined, but slightly muddy path.
On the way to the waterfall, there is another small waterfall called Kuda(small) Dunhinda and you will find vendors selling herbal drinks; you can taste a hot herbal drink and get yourself refreshed. At the end of the path, there is a secure observation area to have a proper look at the waterfall. Meanwhile you enjoy the breathtaking view, make sure that you do not go too closer to the fall, bathe or swim in the pool area.
Things to know before you go
- Do not go too closer to the waterfall, avoid bathing and swimming in the pool ares
- The stones and surface can be very slippery; be causious
Photography by: Kasun De Silva