continues the fascinating trip across waterfalls in association
with Lanka Council of Waterfalls
another Dunhinda Falls
Apart from the famous Dunhinda Falls, there is another fall, also
in the Badulla District, with the same name. It is identified as
Arawakumbura Dunhinda Falls. The 45m fall is full even during the
dry season. The source of the fall is the Ibban Oya, a tributary
of Gal Oya. A number of valuable trees are found in the area, locally
known as suriya, mara, bulu and Nellie.
fall is visible from the Lunugala - Bibile road. Situated in Lunugala
town near the Alakola mountain, it is 6km from the Batticaloa road
in Arawakumbura in the Passara Electorate.
from the Ritigaha Oya reservoir, the Nalangana Falls comprises a
number of chutes, each measuring about 40m in height. The fall is
situated at Dedugala, 9km east of Bulathkohupitiya. The nearest
town is Bulathkohupitiya, and the Kitulgala rest-house is 41km away.
Duvili Falls is one of several with the same name situated in the
Sabaragamuwa area, though it does not flow the year round. There
are a couple of theories as to how the fall got its name. One is
that the wind blowing across the parched, dry surface of the plain
constantly throws up clouds of dust ('duvili'), obscuring the torrent
of water. The other theory holds that the wind blows across the
plain at such a speed that it causes a huge amount of spray from
the water as it cascades downwards.
Falls is said to be receptive to Kataragama God's blessings. People
believe that children after they have reached the age of two, who
are washed for the first time in the fall's water on a Thursday,
will be endowed with good health. They will avoid those infections
commonly known as 'deiyange leda' (God's sicknesses), such as measles
and chicken pox.
the Balangoda - Kalthota road to Kalthota. The fall is to the west
of the Kalthota Tenna bridge, up the Walawe Ganga Andawela Falls
flows from the Nayameruhinna mountain range and is 40m high. It
is situated in the Andawela village in the Nuwara Eliya district
between Walapane and Hanguranketha. It can be found at the 31st
mile post on the Kandy-Ragala road. A convenient place to stay is
the Hanguranketha rest-house, which is 50km from Kandy.
Falls has got its name from a pool filled with dark water (kalu
wala) at the top of the 38m-high fall. According to folklore, King
Mayadunne is said to have bathed here. The Ulugala village in the
Imbulpe Divisional Secretariat area (Ratnapura District) is home
to the fall. Take the road from Balangoda towards Pinnawala, past
Pidaligannawala village via the suspension bridge over the Ranmudu
River. Take the Kotiyakanda road at Ulugala.