Travelers guide to hike and camping on Diyaluma falls
The Diyalua waterfall is the 2nd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Its 361st highest waterfall in the world. It is 220M highest. The waterfall have different levels and natural pool on the top. In the top there have serious of pools in the edge of upper waterfall Travelers can see 360 view on top of waterfall. There have more sections in this waterfall and we can see best view on upper diyaluma its call the top of diyaluma.
Where is Diyaluma waterfall ?
Diyaluma waterfall located in Badulla district on the Colombo Badulla highway road about 6KM east of the regional town of Koslanda and around 30KM south of Ella.
How to reach to top ?
we can reach the waterfall on two different ways.
1) The poonagala village at the top and easily reach to waterfall.
2) Start hiking fro bottom. there have village of Koslanda. it is hard to follow.
This will guide you to reach on top of waterfall in easiest path. We need to arrive Poonagala village and then start hiking. (use own vehicle or tuk) From the village, walk south until you find the footpath. Right side of the Makaldeniya bend, and the pathway emerging from the grassland. Follow the pathway and it will guide you to reach upper diyaluma. This is easy path and no one will miss this path. The hike will take 30-45 minutes. You will hear the sound of water rushing before the upper diyaluma falls became clear.
From here, its shork walk down to the lower section of diyaluma falls.
You should have tend, fire, foods and proper cloths. It will be bit cold on night. If you recently travel or camping you have an idea of backpack. You shold reach there bit early in the evening, because you need to find safe place and start camping. Night is awesome and enjoyable. No harm from animals.
It is better to not waste any recycle things there and pollute the environment. And bring memories and photos only from there.
Photo Credit : T. Upekshala Kularathne