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Bambarakanda Falls (also known as Bambarakele Falls) is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 240.792 m (790 ft), it ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world.[1] 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 branch of the Walawe River. The Bambarakanda Falls can be found in a forest of pine trees.

Bambarakanda Falls
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Bambarakanda Falls
Location Kalupahana, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 6°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
Type Horsetail
Elevation ≈1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Total height 240.792 m (790 ft)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Kuda Oya, a tributary of Walawe River
World height ranking 299th
Bambarakanda Waterfall


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bambarakande Falls". Retrieved 2008-09-08.


  • (in Sinhalese) Senanayake, Chanaka (2004). Sri Lankawe Diya Eli (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.