One of the most popular waterfalls in Sri Lanka is Hunnasgiriya Water Fall, also known as the Hunas falls, which is situated in the Elkaduwa in the Kandy district. The waterfall is 48 meters in height and falls into two parts. This is a famous bathing spot as the waterfall is a famous one among the locals.
About the location
Hunnasgiriya Water Fall is a man-made waterfall that belongs to the hotel which has the same name. Above the falls, there are 32 hectares of land consisting of an artificial lake and that too belongs to the hotel. This beautiful waterfall is fed by a stream from the nearby mountain peak named “Hunnasgiriya mountain”. Hunnasgiriya waterfall resides
At the center of Hunnasgiriya Estate and this particular area faces every climate condition in the country. The drive towards this waterfall is a very scenic one that offers many beautiful views around the area. Though the nearby hotel is quite popular among honeymoon couples, having this beautiful waterfall in the vicinity with a breathtakingly beautiful mountain view invites local as well as foreign travelers alike to come and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Sri Lanka. The woods around the waterfall is home to many kinds of trees that are special to Sri Lanka as well as it is also a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife and flora. Before you visit this beauty, remember to inquire about the rainfall in the area, since the waterfall may have lesser water in the dry season. Even with less water, the waterfall is still beautiful with its’ surrounding nature and this place is a highlight in the Kandy district, which definitely makes it a must-visit destination in Sri Lanka.
Reaching the destination
Kandy Road and turn right onto Galagedara Road. Turn left to Wattegama – Iriyagastenne Road and travel along the road to reach your destination.
When you travel along Kandy Road, at Ukuwela Junction, continue onto Wattegama – Matale Road and turn left at Purple Rockers Sounds onto Elkaduwa Road.