Falling over glistening granite formations and cascading to 30 metres, the Lovers Leap Falls in Nuwara Eliya has a tragic love story behind it.
The date on the inscription reads as 24th of April, 1687 and stands as a testament to the tragedy described in the ancient message. In spite of the tragedy connected with Lover’s Leap the rock and its location in the azure blue waters off the coast of Trincomalee make it a breathtaking lookout point for lovers and tourist alike.
Romeo and Juliet 2.0
A prince was in distress in the thick Sri Lankan jungle and was mightily rescued by a charming damsel. Obviously, they fell in love. But as the prince’s parents didn’t approve of the new bride to be, the love struck couple leapt over the edge of the waterfall so as to eternally preserve their love. This waterfall is now known as Lovers Leap Falls.
Where is it?
When to visit
Lovers Leap Falls is about 30m in height and is formed from a brook off the highest mountain in Sri Lanka, known as Piduruthalagala. The Falls are quite popular with visitors during the month of April!
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