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Devon Falls

Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Devon Falls is one of the most prominent waterfalls of Sri Lanka which is situated in Talawakele. It is a massive waterfall that is 318 feet high and has several continuous cascades. Positioned in the Devon Estate, this spectacular fall lies in close proximity to the St. Clairs waterfalls as well as the Radalla waterfall.

Travellers who wish to see the magnificence of Mother Nature through this great waterfall can do so by taking a drive through Avissawella from Colombo. The Devon Falls can also be reached via the Hatton- Nuwaraeliya road. However, many states that the best position to view the splendour of this unique waterfall is from the 20th milepost of the Talawakele highway where parking facilities and a special viewing area available.

The wide-open space in front of the waterfall makes it look even more gigantic. The Devon Falls occupies a superb location close to Nuwaraeliya, Hatton Main road. Therefore, many local and international travellers visiting Nuwaraeliya during the April season make it a point to stop at this stunning roadside waterfall and take in its beauty. Those who travel by train on the Kandy Nuwaraeliya rail line can also catch a glimpse of the impressive Devon Falls.

The Devon Falls is located within close proximity to many attractions such as a kovil as well as many accommodation options that include the likes of a beautiful bungalow built by a British governor in the 1920s, as well as numerous hotels and guesthouses.

The famous St. Clare waterfall also can be seen in proximity. Unlike St. Clare, Devon fall starts as a narrow strip and turns wide when falling down. You can get a good view of this fall from the viewpoint located in the front of the Melina Tea Castle.

This exceptionally picturesque waterfall can be witnessed at ease, and it is renowned for offering its viewers a picture that will be etched in their minds forever. If you want to reach close to the fall, you can do so by walking through the plantation.

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