Maskeliya Fairlawn Fall – මස්කෙලිය ෆෙයාර්ලෝන් ඇල්ල


Fairlawn Falls in the Fairlawn Estate.

Fairlawn Falls in the Fairlawn Estate.
Photo by Sarath Wijayathilaka

Height :4 meters
District :Ratnapura Nuwara Eliya

The Maskeliya stream flows from the 1810m-high Sri Pada Reserve, creating the fall in the south-eastern section of the Fairlawn Estate. It cascades down a 4m rock face, in the process creating several pools.

The fall is 24km from Dikoya. Travel 11km from Norwood to Alukotte or 8km from Maskeliya to Alukotte. From Alukotte, it is a 4km trek along the banks of the Maskeli Oya Reservoir to Miriyakotte, where the fall is situated.

All though its stated that a 4 km trek along the bank of Maskeliya Oya is required to reach the waterfall in the above description, there are motorable estate roads up to the waterfall itself. From the Eberhard Kautzsch’s “A Guide to Waterfalls of Sri Lanka”; “There is a country road from Norwood t0 Upcot (11 km) and another one from Maskeliya to Upcot (Samimale) (8 km). From Upcot leads a motorable estate road along the Maskeliya Oya to Mariacotta (Meeriacotte) (4 km) and the waterfall”

Cl0se to the waterfall, there is a small foot path towards the waterfall from the estate road. Although this waterfall is listed as a 4 meter high waterfall, it falls in 3 segments which together would be at least 15 meters in height.

LCWF lists this waterfall as in Ratnapura District. This is a mistake and waterfall lies in Fairlawn Estate in Nuwara Eliya.

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Travel Directions to Fairlawn Fall

Route from Hatton  to Fairlawn Fall

Route from Balangoda to Fairlawn Fall

Through : Dickoya – Norwood – Upcot
Distance : 25 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Bogawanthalawa – Norwood – Upcot
Distance : 70 km
Travel time : 2-2.5 hour
Driving directions : see on google map
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