Bambarakanda Falls

Bambarakanda Falls (also known as Bambarakele Falls) is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 263 m (863 ft),[1] it ranks as the 461st highest waterfall in the world.[2] Situated in Kalupahana in the Badulla District, this waterfall is 5 km away from the A4 Highway. The waterfall was formed by Kuda Oya, which is a tributary of the Walawe River. The Bambarakanda Falls can be found in a forest of pine trees.

Bambarakanda Falls
Bambarakele Falls
Bambarakanda Waterfall.jpg
LocationKalupahana, Sri Lanka
Coordinates6°46′24″N 80°49′52″E / 6.77333°N 80.83111°E / 6.77333; 80.83111Coordinates: 6°46′24″N 80°49′52″E / 6.77333°N 80.83111°E / 6.77333; 80.83111
TypeHorsetail
Elevation≈1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Total height263 m (863 ft)
Number of drops1
WatercourseKuda Oya, a tributary of Walawe River
World height ranking461st

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bambarakande Falls, Sri Lanka". worldwaterfalldatabase.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  2. ^ "World's Tallest Waterfalls". worldwaterfalldatabase.com. Retrieved 12 June 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  • Senanayake, Chanaka (2004). Sri Lankawe Diya Eli (in Sinhala) (1st ed.). Sooriya Publishers. ISBN 955-8892-06-8.

Further readingEdit

  • Eberhard Kautzsch (1983). A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka. Columbo: Tisara Prakasakayo, Dehiwala.