Moray Falls

Moray Falls

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About Moray Falls:

Moray Falls originates from the Samanala Mountain Range situated in the Nuwara-Eliya District, Central Province of Sri Lanka. It flows down from a height of approximately 40 meters and ends up at the Maskeliya Reservoir. It divides itself into 3 segments before hitting the reservoir. The name ‘Peak Field Falls’ is now used to refer this waterfall as it is situated in Peak Field Estate, which was previously referred as Moray Estate.

There is another waterfall that lies very closer to Moray Falls, originating from the Samanala Mountain Range and falling into the Maskeliya reservoir in the same pattern, which is Sri Pada Falls. Due to its close proximity and similar fashion, often these two waterfalls are confused by the admirers and sometimes thought to be the same.

How to reach the Destination:

Moray Falls is about 72.7 km away from Nuwara-Eliya that takes about 2 ½ hours to reach the destination.
From Nuwara Eliya you should travel along the Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Highway and the Hatton – Maskeliya – Dalhousie Road passing Nanuoya, Kotagala, Hatton and Dickoya up to Maskeliya. Then travel along the Maskeliya – Upcot Road and turn to Gartmore Road to reach the Moray Falls.

You would walk passing the Moray tea factory, which is one of the oldest tea factories in the province. The road conditions to Moray Estate is not very good and not suitable for low ground vehicles due to humps and bumps. Visitors to Moray Falls are only allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10 am to 3 pm.

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