Bambarakanda Waterfall (790 ft) | The Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka
By : Dinesh Deckker
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|Year & Month||Number of Days||Crew||Weather||Transport|
|Jun, 2010||2||18||Windy||Bus | 3 wheeler|
|Colombo-> Ratnapura-> (Badulla Road)Kalupahana Junction -> Bamarakanda|
|Bambarakanda Holiday Resort|
|Travel Tips, Travel Notes and Special remarks|
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We stayed at Bambarakanda Holiday resort which is very close to Bambarakanda waterfall which is the Highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and Bambarakanda Holiday resort is a basic Eco lodge with beautiful scenery, tasty food and lots of information. The lodge contains 3 cottages and a dormitory which altogether can easily accommodate 35 people The owner Mrs Sera Mayakaduwa is a very knowledgeable lady and we learned a LOT from her. You can book the resort by calling 0573575699.
We had our tea watching the sunrise on Bambarakanda and it was amazing different colours of shades reflection of the true beauty of nature. This is an experience you cant explain but you have to go and experience it to understand.
Next to Bambarakanda Waterfall are the most scenic mountain range i have ever seen in Sri Lanka which includes Wangedigala, Balathoduwa and Gommolli Kanda. We wanted to climb that but due to the tight schedule we were not able to do so. But definitely will climb!
By the way the most important fact is that even though it is the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka still you can bath directly under the waterfall and also you can bath at the top of the waterfall. ( But it is strongly recommended not to do so..for safety precautions)
We couldn’t walk to the top of the waterfall this time as were were tired but next time sure will and will insert the details. But in the above picture you can clearly see the path through pines to the top of Bambarakanda. Also in the above picture you can clearly see ungrown trees on the rock which is called “Kuru Gas” which is a formation natural bonsai.
After our breakfast we did Lanka Ella trail and on our way we managed to go to Bambarakanda Base Pool. There are 2 ways the hard one is with rock climbing and the easy one through the pine forest. We chose the hard one and returned using the easy one. If you are familiar with push and pull, better take the challenging one.
No matter how much time you stare at the water fall you wont regret a single second. By the way many visitors attracts to the fall lately and If you can be a Responsible Tourist we can protect the natural beauty. please don’t litter garbage and Bambarakanda Waterfall is not a BAR.
There are two significant marks on Bambarakanda waterfall idintified as “the sleeping man” and “bambarakanda lovers” which can be notice in below pictures. The sleeping man is in the middle of the waterfall and the bambarakanda lovers is on the left side of the waterfall.
Have a Safe Journey!