Bambarakanda Ella – 1 1/2 hour drive. 10 minute walk to the foot.
Bambarakanda waterfall is the tallest waterfall of Sri Lanka and is in Haldummulla. In height it’s about 241meters. The water falls down from a high rock on to others and adds beauty to this fall. Water comes from a tributary from Horton plains. From there it goes to Samanala Wewa, meaning the valley of butterflies. Finally falls to Walawe River. Travelling to this place is not easy as to the other falls of Sri Lanka.
This fall is far away from the main road and the turning point is Kalupahana Junction (160Km from Colombo) and is the closest main road to fall. The distance between Kalupahana and the waterfall is about 5 kms. This 5 Km is a narrow road a Car, Van or light vehicle can take you closer to the fall.
There is few accommodation facilities available close to Bambarakanda falls. Bambarakanda Holiday Resort which is located overlooking the Bambarakanda fall is the only holiday resort close to the falls. Good hotels and residencies are available at Belihul Oya which is close to Bambarakanda (10Km)
There are some more waterfalls close to Bambarakanda falls. They are Lanka Ella, Uduwara Ella and Nagadowa Ella. Several mini falls could be seen. They are also beautiful but not taller and famous as Bambarakanda.
Source: – www.nature.sarisara.com