Distance from Ella – 26.1 km (55 minutes)
Introduction to Dunhinda Falls
Dunhinda Falls is situated about 5 km away from Badulla town. It is 63 meters high and is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The falls gets its name dew to the smoky dew drops spray and is also known as the “Bridal Fall” because the shape of the waterfall reflects a bridal veil.
Visiting the Dunhinda Falls
Dunhinda Waterfall is sourced by the Badulu Oya which flows through Badulla. The best time to see this beautiful waterfall is during the months of June and July, although it is worth a visit during any time of the year. There is a narrow footpath leading people towards the waterfall and care should be taken along the way. There are also quite a few monkeys in the area. It is advised not to bathe in the water stream falling from Dunhinda Waterfall as it is very dangerous.
Getting to Dunhinda Falls
From Ella travel along the Bandarawela – Badulla Road passing Kumbalwela and Demodara. Then turn to the Mahiyangana Road and travel up to the “Dunhinda Junction” which is situated approximately 6 km from Badulla. There is a sign board with a gate at the side of the road. A footpath towards the waterfall is sidelined by various vendors selling food and drinks. Travel approximately 1 km along this footpath to reach the Dunhinda Waterfall.