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Diyaluma Falls, Koslanda

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Diyaluma Falls is 220m high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world. It is situated 6km away from Koslanda in Badulla District on Colombo-Badulla highway. The Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya.EtymologyIn Sinhalese, Diyaluma or Diya Haluma means "rapid flow of water" or may be translated as "liquid light". According to Sri Lankan historian, Dr. R. L. Brohier, Diyaluma is the setting of the folklore about a tragedy involving a young chieftain who had been banished to the highlands and the attempt by his betrothed to join. As all the passes were guarded the young man let down a rope of twisted creepers over the escarpment, as she was hauled up she was dashed against the rocks and died. The Gods, moved to pity by the harrowing spectacle, caused a stream of water to gush from the mountain and veil all evidence of the tragedy in a watery light, hence the term Diyaluma.
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  • Do not go to take a picture of the view down waterfall, the waterfall is very pretty but our magnificent mountainous landscapes french have nothing to envy. It all makes sense once you're there top. The dips cool off in the beautiful natural pools accompanied by some fish and nobody else for our share not a brave for the small hour of good climbing or ignorant of what lies at the top. To get there not obvious so I help you: at the bottom of the waterfall, down the road a few hundred meters, you let the unique restaurant on your right and you will take a path on your left just after a turn in S ending on a small bridge, here you keep your left up to a rubber factory, here is not hard, but through the building along it from the right. The real climb begins, but there is more to go wrong then. The top, there is more to enjoy...
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  • This is just next to the main road from Beragala to Wellawaya. Can easily reach by public transportation. For adventure seekers, there is a path to climb to the top of the falls. 
  • We visited here on the advice of our guesthouse in Haputale. We hiked up and down Lipton's Seat in the morning and then caught the Wellawaya bus at about 2pm. Bus was mega full (it was a Sunday) and w...  read more »
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