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St Clair's Falls, Nuwara Eliya

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  • This is one of the most scenic waterfalls in Sri Lanka. There will be leeches during the wet season. Please make sure to carry an insect repellent if you walk towards the waterfall. This location can ...  more »
  • A beautiful stop to photograph and admire these falls if passing them , en route to the Hill-country. There's a tea stop for a break, perhaps with a nice cup of Sri Lankan tea. A must if passing them.  more »
  • The flow of water is significantly less than it normally is due to the closing of the damn but this still doesn't take away the stunning beauty and view of the falls. This is a must see on your way to...  more »
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  • ***From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia*** St. Clair's Falls (Sinhalese: සාන්ත ක්ලෙයාර් ඇල්ල) is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". It is one of six waterfalls affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project. The falls are situated 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of the town of Talawakele on the Hatton-Talawakele Highway in Nuwara Eliya District. The falls are located along the Kotmale River, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, as it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool, running through a tea estate, from which the falls derive their name from.[3] The waterfalls consist of two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall"), which is 80 metres (260 ft) high and 50 metres (160 ft) wide and "Kuda Ella", (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall"), which is 50 metres (160 ft) high and located immediately downstream of the main fall. St Clair's falls are the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. See Devon Falls also.
  • Very beautiful place, but you can't go here with the kids - the from the road is too difficult. Also there is cafe with very good view and museum.
  • Nice place to stop by & have refreshments.
  • Simply the scenic beauty is destroyed due to the hydro power project..A proud and unique symbol of the up country..
  • It is the widest water fall in Srilanka and when you visit there you can visit Devon water falls and Ceylon tea castle too which makes it worth the trip. There is only 5 minutes distances from each locations. The Kothmale dam project affected the water flow and now its not beautiful as old days. but the dam it self a great sight which compensate the loss.