Hunas Falls

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Elkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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Jo104 Jo104
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Waterfall beauty spot off the beaten path Jul 02, 2014
Toga my good friend and reliable tuk tuk driver took Froggie (carolondon) and me to this amazing spot when I asked him to take us somewhere completely off the beaten track. It was truely amazing to be one with nature and we were the only people there standing under this thundering waterfall. Roshan who is a 6ft3 giant nicknamed the enormous man joined us for the day and helped us girlies over the slippery stones. We picked up rice and curry boxes in the town and had a picnic by the pool down below. We decided to all have a dip as well even though the water was a bit icy cold an experience not to be missed.

To get here from Kandy its at least an hour in a tuk tuk possibly add 30min to that as the hill is really steep. Coming from the Knuckles range the Hunnasgiriya is located 1765m above sea level and 5 streams meet to form the falls which is 48m heigh and 12m wide.

It is said that during the Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka, he visited Hunnasgiriya before Samanalakande, to leave a print of his foot but he was disturbed by a giant lizard living on the mountain gave out a cackling sound. Lord Buddha was offended by the noise and tied the lizard’s throat and it is said the lizards that live near the fall have been mute ever since. Local villagers also believe that during times of drought, the Gambara deity who brings protection to the people is seen carrying a torch through the mountains at midnight.

A small nominal cost for entrance into the falls free for locals

If you are looking for a beautiful tranquil place this is a must but make sure your vehicle is reliable.
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Excellent review here.
Posted on: Feb 04, 2017
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