The island of Sri Lanka, the iridescent pearl of the Indian Ocean, is home to diverse climates made possible by its diverse terrain. While travellers and holidaymakers who wish to bask in the tropical sun can opt to reside in luxury hotels Sri Lanka on the coastal belt, those who wish to explore its hillside and immense natural beauty can do so by making their way to the mountainous terrain that is located in the heart of the island. Wherever you wish to stay, and whatever you wish to explore, Heritance Hotels are an excellent accommodation option because of its widespread network across the island.
The streams and rivers that form at the height of the highlands find its path towards the Indian Ocean, and some form spectacular waterfalls on the way. For those exploring Talawakele, Devon Falls is a must-visit. Located a mere six kilometres from Talawakele in the Nuwara Eliya District, Devon Falls stands tall at 97 metres. At this height, however, Devon Falls is only the 19th highest in Sri Lanka. While the waterfall is named after an English gentleman who was a coffee planter in the area, it derives its water from the Kotmale Oya. It is also one of six waterfalls in the area that is affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydro-Power Project that seeks to generate and provide the National Grid with electricity.
For those enthralled by the beauty of the waterfall, another fall, namely, St. Claire is located close by and is worth a visit. The 20th highest waterfall, St. Claire is also a beautiful attraction as the tumultuous waters of the Kotmale Oya finds its way down amidst serene and panoramic tea estates.
Travellers making their way towards Nuwara Eliya will find a welcome stop near Devon Falls, perhaps for a delicious cup of tea and a panoramic view of the waterfall.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+