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St Clair's Falls, Nuwara Eliya

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  • One of the most famous falls in SL. Doesn't have the amount of water it had running through it as there is a dam up in the river.  more »
  • Unexpected Great view , beautifull and all..worth passing by ( anyways since its onee the way down from nuwara ) . Still its not magistic in size...its just picturistic  more »
  • Srilanka is a place for many waterfalls. St. Clair's Falls is one of the falls. Falls depend on the season and timing of the Dams. This was created when the Kotmale Hydro Power Plant Dam was built. A ...  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.
  • 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.
  • There is a view point, cafe and toilets at the main road. But people can move down along the hill some more to have a closer look.

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Where to stay in Nuwara Eliya

British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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