Lover's Leap Falls
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Lover's Leap Falls Nuwara Eliya Reviews
Whatta Experience Jan 23, 2011
This was my first attempt to hike and I made it!
Actually I wasn't really up to the idea of hiking. However my friend Yvonne (who is very adventurous) wants to show us around at the The Lover's Leap Falls and thought we would only take photos of the place and so we gave in.
So anyway, from Hakgala Botanical Garden our driver took us and dropped us off at the foot of the hill. I prepared my camera when Yvonne insisted we walk up the hill. I was like?! Really??! I thought she was just joking but started walking towards the pathways of the falls (my cousin was on with the idea and I got no choice as I don't want to be left with the driver).
Lover's Leap Falls is situated in the southern slope of Mt. Pidu and is 100ft high. For someone like me who is very inexperienced and who is very much unfit to such thing, had to stop many times (lost counts actually!) but got very determined to reach the peak with what Yvonne was narrating about the place according to its legend. It was said to be two lovers defied their families and immersed themselves into the falls to be united for eternity when they were chased by them.
For a beginner like me on this, it really felt great when I finally reached at the top. The scenery was pretty nice looking down (especially with the cold temperature during that time) and see the whole view of the town but when we were there, there were young boys who were drunk and kept asking for our names. We were very pissed off that we were not able to stay longer as much as we would love to and enjoy the view. We immediately went off but thankful for the experience I didn’t expect I’d enjoy.
If you happen to be in the area and would like to try something new like me, you probably would like to give hiking a try (good for beginners like us! worth the try for me). But if you plan to go there you better have a male companion with you. Especially that this place seem to be not given much attention as a sight or attraction (just my observation referring to the intoxicated boys there, dangerous for me especially when you’re up above, coz honestly I don't want to plunge myself into the falls in case they do something bad!)...I mean seriously! :D
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