Devon Falls – ඩෙවෝන් ඇල්ල

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View of the falls from the Hatton Road

View of the falls from the Hatton Road

Height :97 meters
District :Nuwara Eliya

Devon Falls is one of the most popular waterfall in the country specially due its clear view from the popular Hatton Nuwara Eliya Road. The best view is from Dimbula where a special viewpoint is located with parking facilities. On the other side of the road is the famous Mlesna Tea Center where you could have a fresh cup of tea could be had. Almost Everybody who travels on this road to Nuwara Eliya is bound to at least break rest here before continuing the journey.

Unfortunately the Upper Kotmale Hydro power project will have a seven waterfalls out of which 5 are major tourist attractions in the country. These are

  1. Devon Falls
  2. St Claire’s Falls
  3. Puna Oya Ella Falls – ( 70% reduction in the water flow)
  4. Ramboda Ella Falls – ( 50% reduction in the water flow)
  5. Dunsinane Falls ( Pandalu Oya Falls)
  6. St. Andrews Falls (50m) – expected to disappear altogether
  7. Hollywood Falls (25m) – ?

Devon waterfall will be one of the most effected waterfalls and the Government has ordered relevant authorities that enough water will be released so that the St. Clair’s waterfall will maintain a continuous flow of 47,250 m3 (1,668,618 cu ft) of water for 10 hours and 30 minutes daily, between sunrise and sunset.

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Devon Falls Video

An informative video clip by Nade Gura Travel & Conservation Society

Travel Directions to Devon Falls

The waterfall lies on the main route to Nuwara Eliya from Colombo after passing Hatton. The best view point of the waterfall is in front of the Mlesna Tea Centre. You can reach the top of the falls by turning left from Dimbula (just before the tea centre) and taking the Dimbula – Nawalapitiya Road (B117). You can see the top of the falls after traveling about 700 meters down this road.

Route from Colombo to Devon Falls

Route from Nuwara Eliya to Devon falls

Though : – Avissawella – Hatton
Distance : 135 km
Travel time : 3.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Hatton Road
Distance : 30 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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