The Hill Country of Sri Lanka has some of the most beautiful scenery in the nation, and the Kandy district is a very popular tourist destination. One of her most beautiful offerings would be Hunas Falls.
The Hunas Falls are situated in the Knuckles Mountain range, which is one of the most iconic attractions in Sri Lanka, and extend to Matale from the Kandy district.
Water is provided to Hunas Falls through one of the biggest streams in Sri Lanka, and it flows through a total of four provinces and five districts, providing water to around a million inhabitants.
The Story Behind the Falls
Legend has it that Lord Buddha himself visited these falls during one of his travels to Sri Lanka and spent some time amidst the serenity of the locale. Many believe he even left a footprint that remains to this day. Locals also believe that there’s a deity that resides in the jungles where the waterfalls are located, and it can be glimpsed during times of drought.
Above the Falls
You can find around 32 hectares of land above the waterfalls, and a beautiful artificial lake, which belongs to a hotel. Many of the best honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka can be found close by to the falls, with examples such as Amaya Hunas Falls.
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