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|Year and Month||April 2014|
|Number of Days||2|
|Activities||Waterfalls, Photography, off-road driving|
|Route||Mentioned in below|
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Nawalapitiya is like a inter change for many beautiful places in central province. Here are some information about the routes connecting with Nawalapitiya town.
– Nawalapitiya–> Dolosbage–> Dedugala–> Bulathkohupitiya–> Ruwanwella–> Karawanella (Trip Report)
– Nawalapitiya–>Amanawela–>See Forth–>Yatiyantota (Trip Report)
– Nawalapitiya–>Ginigathhena–>Kithulgala–>Karawanella (Trip Report)
– Nawalapitiya–>Galbada (Trip Report)
There are plenty of waterfalls and mountains situated on above routes. Hence when we travel through all the above routes we found that Nawalapitiya as an important city. This tour we done few years ago and like to share them with Lakdasun as somehow they will be helpful of someone.
Before we started this tour from Nawalapitiya we were travelled through Bulathkohupitiya area (Link) to see some waterfalls. We turned to Thalawakale road and again turned right to Galabada just passed the Bridge. After that we went to Galbada waterfall (Link). And again we come back to the bridge and continued our journey to Thalawakale side.
After we ride about 10km we came to the Ketabula/ Kadiyanlena Waterfall which is situated on the road. It’s a very beautiful waterfall and it flows under the arch bridge situated on the road. The lower part is height about 20m and the middle and upper part is height about 20m. Bathing from the upper base pool is possible and there is a small foot path for there. After that we continued our journey directly to Thalawakale and saw some road side waterfalls and some of them are height about 10m.
This road will join to Hatton-Nuwaraeliya road and its few kilomitars for Devon waterfall. Devon waterfall is a most famous waterfall in Sri Lanka as it located at a brilliant place. There is a place to park your vehicle and see the waterfall. After that we went to St. Clair waterfall. Once up on a time St. Clair is the most beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka where it had a unique style of falling the water. But now it was like dried. But we spend few minutes there. We have visited St. Clair for 6th times to up to now.
After that we went to Thalawakale town and turned left to Pundaluoya side. From there we can go to Nuwaraeliya too. Pundaluoya/ Dansinan waterfall is another waterfall same as like Ketambula. Both are situated on the way and the lower part is so beautiful. At that time the road up to Dansinan fall is well carperted. After that the road is like devil’s staircase (Not sure about present status). As we want to go to Nuwaraeliya we continued the same road. Before few kilomitar for Nuwaraeliya we saw a small waterfall where the villagers wash their vegetables, especially carrots. Hence we name that small fall as “Vegi Wash Waterfall”.
Actually there are some more waterfalls at this area, and most of them are far away from the main road. However we came to Nuwaraeliya safely around 6pm.