An adorable waterfall that embodies all the elegance of Nuwara Eliya, one of the scenic highlands of Sri Lanka! Also known as the 'Veil of the Valley', Devon Falls is a spectacular cascade on a tributary of the Kotmale River, being the perfect destination for nature-lovers who would like sightseeing at its maximum beauty. The mesmerizing vision of Devon Waterfall situated at an altitude of 1159 meters height above sea level plummeting down the craggy rocks amidst the lushly hillside sure shall amuse your eyes. Named after a British pioneer coffee planter, Devon Waterfalls is one of the must-visit tourist spots in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Laka.
Formed by Kothamale Oya, one of the tributaries of Mahaweli River, Devon Falls is the 19th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Positioned as a tiered cascade that goes through three drops in total, Devon Falls covers a downward distance of 97 meters (318 ft) before kissing the rocky surface beneath. Set at an altitude of 1159 meters height, the waterfall offers stunning views of the cascade and the scenic foliage of the hillside all around. There are various viewpoints to the waterfall. Tea plantation after which the falls was named is also nearby. Close to Devon waterfall, you can see St. Clair waterfall as well.
To witness all the elegance of Devon Water Fall, you had better visit during the months of December through March when the falls shall be full of water running forcefully. You shall enjoy a huge amount of water coming down splashing around in silver color. Apart from that, guests are offered a spectacular vicinity to nature around here throughout the year. Generally speaking, the best time to visit Nuwara Eliya, where the falls is situated, is February to May when there is less rain in the region.
A journey to Nuwara Eliya, the scenic hill country is an inevitable part of any Sri Lankan tour. Out of its tourist destinations, Devon Water Falls is quite a significant one with its enchanting beauty of tiered cascade and hillside vegetation. Here various viewpoints are there for you to enjoy the sightseeing at its peak. When you try to get to the top of the falls, mini trekking shall also be a part of your activities. You shall take photos against the backdrop of its silver splashing. Don't try to swim or take a bath near or beneath the fall for the threats of animal species. Nearby, there are tea plantations that you can visit, study and discuss over a coffee.
Devon Water Falls is located 6 Kilometers west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District, before reaching Hatton, on the A7 highway. If you are coming from Colombo, it would take you less than 4 hours on Avissawella - Hatton route, which would be 135 Kilometers. From Nuwara Eliya, it is just 30 Kilometers away taking you just 1 hour to reach. The finest viewpoint is right in front of the Mlesna Tea Center. You shall reach the top of the waterfall by taking a left from Dimbula (before the tea center) and going for 700 meters down the Dimbula – Nawalapitiya Road.