The Lovers Leap Fall in Nuwara Eliya is a rather breath-taking sight and the story behind these falls makes it an even better spot to visit. The climb to this waterfall is equally beautiful.
The story behind the name
There are various versions of the story behind the unique name given to the waterfall, depending on the storyteller. The basic storyline is that the name was derived from the fate of a young couple that jumped to their demise at this waterfall, forever to be bound by their love for one another.
The Lovers leap fall is roughly 30 metres high and falls over granite rocks. Not only is this waterfall a rather beautiful sight to look at, but the water that is collected can also be used for drinking later. The waterfall is also an incipient of the highest mountain in Sri Lanka, the Piduruthalagala.
Located just 2km from central Nuwara Eliya, the waterfall can be reached by a tuk-tuk. However, if you’re staying at one of the Nuwara Eliya bungalows located a little far off, such as Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow, which is 43 minutes away from the falls, can be reached by car.
A small hike
If you enjoy a bit of a walk, this is the place to visit. In order to get closer to the falls, you just might have to walk through the fairly even path to the falls. If you’re looking for an adventure, the fairly steep walk through the tea estate is what you need to opt for!
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+