Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya

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Walk through the plantation to get close to the 97 m (318 ft) high Devon Falls. The cascade was named after the famous British coffee planter, whose plantation sits nearby. Head to the viewpoint located in front of the Melsna Tea Castle, and take a break for a nice cup of tea while you admire views of the falls, which can also be seen from the main road. Enjoy the intact natural scenery, then get close to the waterfall for some incredible photos. To visit Devon Falls and get the most from your holiday in Nuwara Eliya, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nuwara Eliya itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We stopped here en route to Nuweraeliya. A panoramic view. We went to the adjoining tea shop and whilst sipping hot very tasty tea we could watch her beauty from a higher ground.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Both waterfalls are spectacular and worth a stop on the way to/from Nuwara Eliya. Our experience was enhanced by a cup of Ceylon Tea (and some chocolate cake) at Devon Bungalow, across the road from t...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Can have a good look at it from the road above. Easily accessible by the road to have a good look at it.  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    We can get a great experience by trying to reach to the fall pool. This is bit dangerous task unless well prepared. If you have experience on hiking we can reach to the 1st step of the fall.
  • July 18, 2017
    Great view to witness beauty of Sri Lanka
  • March 12, 2017
    It is a famous landmark among whoever traveled Nuwaraeliya via A7 road or by train.. After the St.Claire falls utilized for the hydro power generation this is the only fall that remain untouched. View points available for a better view..!
  • May 14, 2017
    Popular water fall but cant reach the bottom like many falls.
  • June 5, 2017
    Devon Falls is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level. -From Wikipedia

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