Kandy

Aberdeen Waterfall

Aberdeen Waterfall is situated in Ginigathena in the Nuwara Eliya district.

Distance from Kandy – 58 km (2 hours 1 minute)

Aberdeen Waterfall is situated in Ginigathena in the Nuwara Eliya district. It stands at a height of 98 meters. The waterfall is the 18th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Folklore says that there is a tunnel between Aberdeen falls and the neighboring Laxapana waterfall.

Aberdeen Waterfall is fed by the stream named Kehelgamu Oya which is a major tributary of the Kelani River. The waterfall is named after Aberdeen which is the third largest city in Scotland and the capital of Aberdeenshire. Bathing in and swimming towards the middle of the pool of Aberdeen Waterfall has caused many deaths in the past. Aberdeen Waterfall is covered with a big stone complex behind.

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Getting to Aberdeen Waterfall

From Kandy take the Kandy Road. Travel past Peradeniya, Daulagala, Ulapane, Nawalapitiya until you reach Ginigathena. From Ginigathena town proceed along the Ambatale Road up to the Buddha statue at the end of the road. One should park their vehicle over here and walk about 1.2 km along the road to reach Aberdeen Waterfall.

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