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|Year and Month||October, 2014|
|Number of Days||One Day Trip|
|Crew||2 (Myself and Lahiru Darshana)|
|Activities||Waterfall Hunting, Wildlife, Photography|
|Weather||Overcast with intermittent sunshine|
|Route||Ratnapura -> Kiriella -> Idangoda -> Dumbara -> Ingiriya -> Kottawa|
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I got to know that there was a waterfall in Dumbara area of Kiriella, Ratnapura. But could not find anyone with proper directions. Than an old trip report in Nadegura gave me the directions to explore this beauty.
It is situated just 3kms off Ratnapura-Panadura road though one has to walk upstream for last 500ms which would really test one depending on weather.
We turned left from the junction just before Paththini Devalaya and Bo tree on Panadura road coming from Ratnapura close to 38km post. We then crossed the wooden bridge over the Kalu River leading to Dumbara estate. Dumbara estate lies along the border between Ratnapura and Kalutara.
After crossing the Kalu River road devides to two. We took the road on the right hand side leading to Dumbara estate office and rural hospital of Dumbara.
Then after travelling 1 km the road divided to two. We took the road to left going uphill. After travelling another 1-2km we met the “Palam deke Bokkuwa”.
We parked the car and started to walk uphill along the stream. If travelling by car one has to be careful as there are one or two tricky places to cross. Van, no problem at all.
After half an hour challenging climb uphill we reached the base of the beautiful Dumbara Falls….
Thanks for reading.