Visit the beautiful waterfalls, while you’re in Bandarawela – Rushing down the hills

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Dunhinda Waterfall , badulla
Dunhinda Waterfall | Photo by  Amila Tennakoon via Flickr , (CC BY 2.0)

Sri Lanka is often praised for the breathtaking beaches surrounding it, however, this beautiful island offers more than just the beaches. The rainforests, the differing vegetation, the ever changing terrains and the cascading waterfalls are additions to the natural beauty of the island. Often regarded a gateway to the East as well as the central hills the town is enveloped by surrounding tea plantations. Bandarawela is just over a 4-hour drive from Colombo, the train journey from Colombo to this beautiful town is regarded as one of the most picturesque in the island.

There are also breath taking scenery spread through out the area to make traveling more soothing. The town attracts both tourists as well as locals as there is plenty to do in the neighbourhood. Especially if waterfalls interest you then, booking in to a Bandarawela holiday resort will give you the perfect opportunity to not only explore the town but also some of the neighbouring waterfalls. Some of the famous waterfalls in the surroundings include Dunhinda, Diyaluma and Ravana Falls in Ella. If you are unfamiliar with the area, as most holiday makers would be, hotels such as Bandarawela hotel offer special guided tours to this location and organise transport to and from the waterfalls at an additional cost.

Diyaluma Falls is the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and is located off Koslanda. The fall has one drop and is regarded as a small stream, the waters racing down the cliff from a pool below. Dunhinda is regarded as one of the most beautiful falls in Sri Lanka and gets its name from the misty dew which is referred to in Sinhalese, Ravana Falls, on the other hand, is located in Ella which is a short drive from Bandarawela. The falls is a popular attraction in Ella and is often linked to the Ramayana as it is named after King Ravana.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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