Distance from Ella – 38.5 km (1 hour 3 minutes)
Upper Diyaluma Falls is a part of the Diyaluma Falls which is situated in Koslanda in the Badulla district. Trekking to the top of the Diyaluma Falls is an adventure in itself and is a challenge to be attempted by the adventurous. The trek up to the Upper Diyaluma Falls passes through quite a few waterfalls and natural pools giving an amazing view right at the top, which makes this challenging hike well worth every second. The hike requires passing through a rubber estate where hikers get to view the entire process of rubber collection and so forth.
Getting to Upper Diyaluma Falls
From Ella take the Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway. Turn right at Ella junction onto the Colombo – Batticaloa Highway and drive for about 12.5 km to reach the Diyaluma Falls.
The foot of the Diyaluma Falls can be reached within an hour’s drive from Ella, by car or tuk tuk. The last 15 minutes will be an uphill drive and the road from here would not be the best. At the foot of the waterfall, pass the bridge and follow the path to Diyaluma Falls.
Thereafter follow the road to Koslanda town for about 30 minutes’ drive. Once you reach a split of the road, turn right. Park your vehicle as instructed by the locals in the area and take the beautiful hiking path for about 40 minutes altogether.