Elgin Center Falls (මැද එල්ජින් ඇල්ල)

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Height :25 meters
District :Nuwara Eliya

The 25m-high Elgin Falls shares its name with a Scottish city and a tea estate. It is situated on a tributary of the Dambagastalawa River, the source of which is in the Horton Plains. This then joins the Mahaweli River. The beauty of the surrounding area is enhanced by the profusion of Mee trees (Madhucca Longifolia), hence it is called Meewanagolla (Mee Tree Jungle).

Located on the Elgin Estate at an altitude of 1500m, Elgin Falls is 18km from the city of Nuwara Eliya. Take the Lindula Keldeniya road from Talawakele via Agrawa Valley. It is then a 2km trek along a footpath through the jungle, to the fall. Alternatively, take the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ambewella station. Follow the track from the third bridge at Ambewella station for a tortuous 3km walk to the fall. A convenient place to stay is the Talawakele rest-house, 2km away.

This waterfall cluster consists of 5 identified waterfalls. They are

  1. Elgin Falls
  2. Elgin Estate Falls I
  3. Elgin Estate Falls II
  4. Elgin Front Fall
  5. Elgin Upper Falls

References

  1. Kautzsch, E. (2003). A Guide to the Waterfalls of Sri Lanka (2nd ed.). Tisara Prakasakayo.
  2. Lanka Council On Waterfalls. (n.d.). Lanka Council On Waterfalls. http://www.srilankanwaterfalls.net/

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Map of  Elgin Falls

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Travel Directions to Elgin Falls

There is no motorable road to access Elgin Fall. You could view the fall number of ways

  1. Take a train between Nanu Oya and Ambewela. The fall can be seen 4.5 km after Ambewela Station towards the Nanuoya Station.
  2. Travel to Ambewela and hike on the railway for 4.5 km
  3. Travel to Perakumpura Sub Railway Station which lies between Nanuoya and Ambewela Stations and walk along the railway track approximately 6 km towards Ambewela
  4. Drive from Lindula (turn off from Lindula Maha Vidyalaya) towards Elgin Estate on estate roads for about 15 km and hike the last 2 kilometres

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