Mother nature is such a wonderful creation that amazes us in different beautiful ways. One of the most amazing parts of nature is waterfalls which make us mesmerized by its breathtaking view with its own charisma. We all can enjoy a waterfall from a distance just looking at it falls beautifully or trekking the waterfall to the top by getting an adventurous experience for our life. So, this is about Sri Lanka’s highest waterfall, the horsetail waterfall of Bambarakanda.
Photo courtesy Lahiru Kanchana
Photo courtesy Sriram
Bambarakanda falls marks a height of 263m (863 feet) making it the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka and is ranked 299th amongst the tallest waterfalls of the world. Bambarakanda originates from Kuda Oya, a branch of the Walawe River and situated in between the Belihuloya and Haputale in A4 road. It lies in the Kalupahana area in Badulla District, 5km away from the main road.
For the hikers out there, there is a trail available to climb the top of the falls. The hike is quite easy, and it is about a 1.6 km trail. It will take about one and a half hours to get there and you will have to take care of leeches on the way. Once you climb to the top, you would be able to enjoy the view of the central highlands and plains and it has a beautiful miniature waterfall and a large pool that feeds the main falls.
Photo courtesy Chathura Rajapaksha
Photo courtesy Sandun Induwara
There is a natural pool at the base of the waterfall where you can have a bath. This site is ideal for nature lovers to get drowned in the beautiful scenery. The best time to visit the fall is between March and May as you can see the best water flow. When you visit the fall, make sure to protect the environment around the waterfall and avoid using plastic and polythene in the site, so we can allow future generations to see the beauty of mother nature as well.