Aberdeen falls, Nuwara Eliya – ඇබර්ඩීන් ඇල්ල

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Aberdeen falls

Aberdeen falls
photo courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Height :98 metres
District :Nuwara Eliya

The impressive 98m fall makes up a section of the Kehelgamuwa River and joins the Maskeli River at Kalugala before flowing into the ocean via the Kelani River. Unfortunately, the Norton Bridge dam constructed under the Lakshapana Project has decreased the volume of water in the fall, but it continues to cascade except in severe drought conditions. According to folklore, there is a tunnel leading from Aberdeen Falls to the neighbouring Lakshapana Falls – the supposed opening of which can be seen near the Puna River.

Aberdeen fall is located 6km from the Nuwara Eliya District in the Kehelgamuwa mountain range, which encompasses an area made up of Ginigathhena, Norton Bridge, Lakshapana and Maskeliya.

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Travel Directions to Aberdeen falls, Nuwara Eliya

There are a number of routes to the fall. The first involves using the Maskeliya – Dehigasthenna road, and then trekking for a distance of about 2km. This is supposed to be the easiest path. Dehigastenna is a small hamlet with few boutiques. Take the path leading to the Abayawardhanaeama Temple. The trek to fall will take about 45 minutes

Alternatively, catch a bus from Norton Bridge to Kalawelldeniya and trek from the 3rd mile post for a distance of about 1km, but watch out for wild terrain and abundant leeches (Hirundine spp). Or thirdly, start from Ginigathhena town and head for Ella Uda. When the Alagala village is reached in Hulanwanguwa, Aberdeen Falls is visible from a distance.

Route from Colombo to Aberdeen falls

Route from Nuwara Eliya to Aberdeen falls

Though : Kauwela – Avissawella – Ginigathena – Ella Uda
Distance : 115 km
Travel time : 3-4 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Thalawakele – Hatton – Watawala
Distance : 60 km
Travel time : 2 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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