Diyaluma Waterfall In Sri Lanka is a beautiful waterfall located in the Koslanda area of the Badulla District in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. At 220 meters, it is the second tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is the 361st largest waterfall in the world. The Diyaluma waterfall is divided into two parts, the upper Diyaluma, and the lower Diyaluma.
Lower Diyaluma Waterfall:
The height of the lower part is 220 m. This waterfall is located on the Beragala - Wellawe main road about 5 km from Koslanda town.
10 min (Koslanda town to Diyaluma Falls)
Colombo --> Ratnapura --> Beragala Junction --> Koslanda.
Arrive by train
From Fort to Haputale by train and from there by bus to Beragala Junction to Koslanda.
Upper Diyaluma Waterfall:
The waterfall originates from the "Punagala Oya" and there are two ways to reach the top of the waterfall. You can reach the top of the waterfall is about an hour from the bottom of the waterfall. There is another amazing waterfall at the top of the lake and it falls down in 3 parts. During the summer months, when the water level drops, you can enjoy a fresh swim in various natural pools in sri lanka, including the boundary of the main waterfall.
It is basically the best infinity natural pools in sri lanka in the world and definitely worth a cool dip. A very wide range of surroundings can be seen at the top of the melt. The pits at the top of the melting waterfall are very deep and unsuitable for bathing. Many young lives are lost in this place by falling from the top down. So avoid taking risks when taking photos. There are also safe places to bathe.
Getting to the Diyaluma Falls is not an easy task. If you are a visitor to this area or are visiting for the first time, always remember to travel with someone who knows the route. You can enlist the help of a local or a tuk-tuk driver.
How to get to diyaluma falls from Ella:
There are two ways to get to the Upper Diyaluma Waterfall.
- Time: 1 hr 6 min
- Distance: 38.6 km
- Route: Ella --> Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway --> Turn right at Ella junction onto the Colombo – Batticaloa Highway --> and drive for about 12.5 km --> Upper Diyaluma Waterfall.
These places are being destroyed day by day due to the efforts of some people who travel here. Preserving such valuable places is the duty of all of you who visit.
- From the village of Poonagala above, it is shorter and easier.
- The descent from near the village of Koslanda is quite steep and difficult to follow.
Best time to visit:
- Great place for a full day adventure trip.
- Enjoying and relaxing
- Nature has gifted for you this place to enjoy
- Memorable place
During the summer months, when the water level drops, you can enjoy a fresh swim in various natural pools, including the boundary of the main waterfall.
This place is in a very dangerous place. And be sure to follow the advice of local residents and security guards and travel only to places that are suitable for viewing
- Elephants are active in the area. Please do not walk alone or in the dark
- During the summer months, it is possible to swim in the waterfall. You should always take precautions, including checking the forecast or talking to the locals about the weather in the area and diving head first
- Please do not try to swim in the waterfall during monsoon season as the water level is much higher and the currents are more powerful
- During the rainy season (September-early December) it is not possible to swim in the lower waterfall due to high water flow
- Get enough water and food so you can easily spend the whole day at the top of this incredible waterfall
- Due to the dry area, one should be careful when lighting fires in this area and be careful not to let the water level drop