Diyaluma Falls: The Second Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka Diyaluma Falls: The Second Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka

Diyaluma Falls: The Second Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka

The foot of the Diyaluma Falls is located 1-hour away from Ella. This 220-meter-high waterfall is the 2nd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and has different levels and natural pools on the top. Water coming down with great force on the rocks is amazing to experience on foot, but exploring the top is new, and you need to be fit to reach this. A trip to Diyaluma from Ella takes 3 to 6 hours.

Visiting the Diyaluma Falls

Visiting the waterfall is one of the best things to do in Ella. The foot of the Diyaluma Falls is quite easy to reach within an hour by tuk-tuk, car, or motorbike. The last 15 minutes of the drive will be uphill, and the road isn’t the best from that point. At the foot of the waterfall: pass the bridge and follow the path to the waterfall.

Once you have explored the foot, follow the road to Koslanda town. Make a sharp turn right (see map) and follow the road for another 15 minutes. Drive another 15 minutes once you reach a split, turn to the right until here (see map) and let the locals guide you to where you should park your vehicle.

From the tiny car park place, ask a local to guide you to the waterfall. There are a 2-hour and a 40 minutes hike. The 40-minute walk is beautiful through long grass, there is no real marked path and the views are out of this world.

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Diyaluma Falls: The Second Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka

Swimming at Diyaluma Falls

Once you reach the first part of the waterfall, you will face a series of natural pools where you can take a swim, and even jump from one pool into a lower leveled pool. (We still can’t get over that nature created this waterpark).

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Walk further down, and you will face a 220-meter + drop with, again, natural pools, even on the edge! It is possible to dip in the one near the edge, but be extra careful. It’s better to just take a look over the edge of one of the highest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and see the bridge where you started.

Take enough water and food because you can easily spend the whole day on top of this incredible waterfall.

The area offers enough shade areas and friendly young locals are hanging around here as well. Make sure to add the Diyaluma Falls to your Sri Lanka Route!

Where to Stay Near Diyaluma Falls

Although Diyaluma Falls is an off-the-beaten-track destination, it’s only an hour’s drive from the beautiful hilltop town of Ella. Ella is full of fantastic accommodation options, from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts with swimming pools and beautiful views.

It can be fun to stay in the hillside guesthouses outside of town, where you’ll have great views and easy access to hiking trails.

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    The images are looking cool i think you really had a chill time over there. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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