The Babarakanda Falls, considered to be the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka, is located in the Kalupahanaya area of the Badulla District in the Uva Province. At 263 meters 863 feet, it is considered to be the 299th tallest waterfall in the world. It is a tributary of the Walawe River, a small stream. It is also known as Bambaragala Falls, Bambarakele Falls, Bambara Falls and Dultota Falls. Bambarakanda Waterfall is located in the Weerakongama Grama Niladhari Division of the Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat, near the border of the Badulla District in Sri Lanka.
This 425 meter long road leading to the waterfall is home to many endemic bird species. The place is also very popular among tourists due to the shallow pool at the foot of the waterfall.
How to reach:
From Colombo - Beragala A4 road and from Kalupahana to Udaweriya tea estate It takes about 4 km to reach the waterfall. Although some parts of the road are a bit dilapidated, it is possible to reach here by any vehicle.
The famous "Devil's Stairs" is one of the most popular tourist attractions along this route.
1 hr 7 min (25.3 km) - Haputale town to Bambarakanda Falls
Kalupahana - Ohiya Rd , Badulla District.
263 m (863 ft)
Best time to visit:
- Tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka
- The 299th highest waterfall in the world
- Nature Trails
- Visit Bambarakanda Falls : March to May
- Hiking Season : April to September
- Near the entrance to the waterfall path, several vehicles can be parked
- The path is well maintained
- You will need to purchase a ticket to enter
- This is also the place where you can reach Lanka Falls, another beautiful waterfall