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Hike up to Diyaluma Falls - 2nd Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful little island with hidden pockets of adventure everywhere you go. The Hill Country of Sri Lanka especially is resplendent with glistening waterfalls, breathtaking tea plantations and misty hills.


Ella is one of the most popular destinations in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. This is an idyllic town attracting large numbers of locals and tourists throughout the year. There are lots of things that you will be able to do and see here. Diyaluma Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Ella which possesses breathtaking beauty. If you are interested to visit this waterfall, the information shared in this article will surely be of use to you.


Diyaluma Falls is the second-highest waterfall in the island. It has a height of 720 feet. The waterfall is known to be the 361st highest waterfall in the world. The spot has been made famous by many travel bloggers. The picture-perfect beauty of the waterfall can take your very breath away.


You will find Diyaluma Falls about an hour’s ride away from the town of Ella. You can take a tuk-tuk ride or a taxi to reach the base of the waterfall with ease. Once you reach the destination, you have the option of getting help from a local tour guide. This will be a great option to consider if you are not too sure about the area and if you desire to learn more about the waterfall.


Keep in mind that the hike up the hill is not the easiest to follow. Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes for the journey. After exploring the trail for about 15 minutes, you will come to a viewpoint from where you will be able to see Upper Diyaluma Falls as well as Lower Diyaluma Falls. If you want to witness the beauty of the dramatic drop off which is quite frequently featured on Instagram, explore the Lower Diyaluma Falls.


Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pools to beat the heat of the day! Make sure you bring along water, snacks, a towel as well as a change of clothes as you come on the hike. Needless to say, bring along your sunhat, sunglasses as well as sunscreen.


Hope the information and tips above will help you as you strive to make your hike to Diyaluma Falls more meaningful and delightful!

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