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Makeli Ella 😍 falling off Makeli Oya, a tributary of the Kuda Ganga πŸ“Έ gorgeous aerial by @thilina_kuruwita check out his profile for more ❀️
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The 32 ft Makeli Ella Fall is located in the Kalutara District, in Kukuleganga. Surrounded by dense and isolated greenery this rocky waterfall is accessible via the Molkawa Junction. Travel 7.km along the turnoff and is about 500m before the Kukule Ganga power station πŸ‘£πŸ˜
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #MakeliElla #Kukuleganga #Kalutara #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/MakeliElla
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Request : Do not carry Plastic or Glass objects on your hikes or just make sure you bring back everything you take. Take one bag just in case you see any trash thrown around, you can dispose of it when you get back to a city πŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

Makeli Ella 😍 falling off Makeli Oya, a tributary of the Kuda Ganga πŸ“Έ gorgeous aerial by @thilina_kuruwita check out his profile for more ❀️
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The 32 ft Makeli Ella Fall is located in the Kalutara District, in Kukuleganga. Surrounded by dense and isolated greenery this rocky waterfall is accessible via the Molkawa Junction. Travel 7.km along the turnoff and is about 500m before the Kukule Ganga power station πŸ‘£πŸ˜
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #MakeliElla #Kukuleganga #Kalutara #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/MakeliElla
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Request : Do not carry Plastic or Glass objects on your hikes or just make sure you bring back everything you take. Take one bag just in case you see any trash thrown around, you can dispose of it when you get back to a city πŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

1,453 0 23 August, 2019
St. Clair's Fall 😍 and the unseen winding path downstream πŸ“Έ a very unique look  photographed by @thilina_kuruwita an account worth following β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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A very uncommon view of St. Clairs fall, which is commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". There is a lookout point on the Hatton - Talawakele highway, which is about 500m opposite the fall and you can climb down into the tea estate and walk through the bushes a small distance to get a clearer picture πŸ™πŸ»
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The waterfalls consist of two falls called "Maha Ella" (The Greater Fall), where the cascades apparently total to 260 ft high and 160 ft wide and "Kuda Ella", (The Lesser Fall), which totals to 160 ft in height and is located immediately upstream of the main fall 😍
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #StClairsFall #Talawakele #Hatton #NuwaraEliya #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/StClairsFalls
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/StClairsViewingGallery

St. Clair's Fall 😍 and the unseen winding path downstream πŸ“Έ a very unique look photographed by @thilina_kuruwita an account worth following β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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A very uncommon view of St. Clairs fall, which is commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". There is a lookout point on the Hatton - Talawakele highway, which is about 500m opposite the fall and you can climb down into the tea estate and walk through the bushes a small distance to get a clearer picture πŸ™πŸ»
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The waterfalls consist of two falls called "Maha Ella" (The Greater Fall), where the cascades apparently total to 260 ft high and 160 ft wide and "Kuda Ella", (The Lesser Fall), which totals to 160 ft in height and is located immediately upstream of the main fall 😍
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #StClairsFall #Talawakele #Hatton #NuwaraEliya #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/StClairsFalls
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/StClairsViewingGallery

3,936 0 22 August, 2019
The historic Pathirakali Amman Kovil ❀️ dating back even before the 11th Century πŸ“Έ beautiful colors captured by @mirajhoque 😍
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The annual mahotsavam festival of the historic Pathirakali Ambal Temple in Trincomalee takes place in March every year. The festival comes to an end with the chariot festival known as Ther or "Theertham Festival". Following which the next day, is the  water cutting ceremony will be held in the Back Bay Sea. The ceremony is jointly done with the Koneswaram Kovil πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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To see the "Theertham Festival" festival scroll down the feed and check out the post from @charithmania some time back, it's an ocean full of devotees πŸ™πŸ»
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⚠️ Many religious locations in Sri Lanka have a dress code and also request you to refrain from photographing statues of deities and worship rooms inside the premises. Please check beforehand πŸ™πŸ»βœ…
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #Trincomalee #PathiraKaliAmmanTemple #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/SriBhadrakaliAmmanKovil
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/BackBayTrincomalee
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Pathirakali Amman Temple, Pathirakali Ambal Kovil or the Kali Kovil, in Trincomalee is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, a form of the goddess Kali Amman πŸ™πŸ»
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Made in classical Dravidian architecture, the Kovil is located just beyond the Konesar Road Esplanade before the entrance to Konamamalai (Swami Rock) πŸ™πŸ»

The historic Pathirakali Amman Kovil ❀️ dating back even before the 11th Century πŸ“Έ beautiful colors captured by @mirajhoque 😍
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The annual mahotsavam festival of the historic Pathirakali Ambal Temple in Trincomalee takes place in March every year. The festival comes to an end with the chariot festival known as Ther or "Theertham Festival". Following which the next day, is the water cutting ceremony will be held in the Back Bay Sea. The ceremony is jointly done with the Koneswaram Kovil πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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To see the "Theertham Festival" festival scroll down the feed and check out the post from @charithmania some time back, it's an ocean full of devotees πŸ™πŸ»
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⚠️ Many religious locations in Sri Lanka have a dress code and also request you to refrain from photographing statues of deities and worship rooms inside the premises. Please check beforehand πŸ™πŸ»βœ…
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #Trincomalee #PathiraKaliAmmanTemple #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/SriBhadrakaliAmmanKovil
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/BackBayTrincomalee
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Pathirakali Amman Temple, Pathirakali Ambal Kovil or the Kali Kovil, in Trincomalee is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, a form of the goddess Kali Amman πŸ™πŸ»
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Made in classical Dravidian architecture, the Kovil is located just beyond the Konesar Road Esplanade before the entrance to Konamamalai (Swami Rock) πŸ™πŸ»

1,420 0 21 August, 2019
Lovers Leap waterfall ❀️ from a higher elevation πŸ“Έ A great perspective from by @shakya_udu_photography πŸ˜πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Most often photographed from the rocky base at the bottom, this 98 foot waterfall is only 4.km from the Nuwara Eliya bus stop and is actually on the South Eastern border of the Piduruthalagala Mountain. If you're in the city for a holiday, don't miss this little gem! πŸ™πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #LoversLeapWaterfall #Piduruthalagala #NuwaraEliya #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/LoversLeapWaterfall

Lovers Leap waterfall ❀️ from a higher elevation πŸ“Έ A great perspective from by @shakya_udu_photography πŸ˜πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Most often photographed from the rocky base at the bottom, this 98 foot waterfall is only 4.km from the Nuwara Eliya bus stop and is actually on the South Eastern border of the Piduruthalagala Mountain. If you're in the city for a holiday, don't miss this little gem! πŸ™πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #LoversLeapWaterfall #Piduruthalagala #NuwaraEliya #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/LoversLeapWaterfall

1,181 0 20 August, 2019
Who was Frederick North? ❀️ and what was his connection to this historic building? Read below! πŸ“Έ love this view of the Doric Bungalow from the gallery of @dimithra 😍
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°πŸŒŠ #ExploreSriLanka #DoricBungalow #Arippu #Mannar #SriLanka
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He was a British politician and served as the first governor of Sri Lanka from 1798 to 1805. The building is the governors residence. It was built to accommodate the governors visits to the lucrative pearl fishery in Kondachchi near Arippu. In the first three years of operation the government received Β£396,000 from pearl fisheries πŸ’°
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If you visit the location there is a hoarding with a detailed history of the pearl industry in the Gulf of Mannar and the bungalow πŸ›
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DoricBungalow
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Regretably, extreme climatic wear and lack of preservation has lead to the deterioration of the entire building into nothing more than brick walls and a few pillars reminiscent of the doric style of buildings πŸ›
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Some interesting notes : North proclaimed in 1801 that all rajakariya (royal service) was abolished and replaced it with a tax of one-fifth of their produce on low land and one-tenth on high land. Which was reinstated in 1805 by the next governor General Thomas Maitland πŸš₯
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The English East India Company and the Crown had dual control over Sri Lanka from 1798 until it became the British crown colony of Ceylon in 1802. The Dutch possessions in Sri Lanka were formally ceded to the British in the 1802 treaty of Amiens, but the English Company still retained a monopoly on the colony’s trade and agents were put in charge of lucrative pearl fisheries, cotton plantations, salt, and tobacco monopolies 🚒
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Source : Wisumperuma, Dhanesh (2005). "The Doric at Arippu: Its Date and Identification". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. 51: 79–96. Retrieved 25 February 2015 - http://bit.ly/Doric1 / Literary Works of Sanderson Beck - http://bit.ly/Ceylon1800to1875

Who was Frederick North? ❀️ and what was his connection to this historic building? Read below! πŸ“Έ love this view of the Doric Bungalow from the gallery of @dimithra 😍
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°πŸŒŠ #ExploreSriLanka #DoricBungalow #Arippu #Mannar #SriLanka
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He was a British politician and served as the first governor of Sri Lanka from 1798 to 1805. The building is the governors residence. It was built to accommodate the governors visits to the lucrative pearl fishery in Kondachchi near Arippu. In the first three years of operation the government received Β£396,000 from pearl fisheries πŸ’°
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If you visit the location there is a hoarding with a detailed history of the pearl industry in the Gulf of Mannar and the bungalow πŸ›
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DoricBungalow
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Regretably, extreme climatic wear and lack of preservation has lead to the deterioration of the entire building into nothing more than brick walls and a few pillars reminiscent of the doric style of buildings πŸ›
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Some interesting notes : North proclaimed in 1801 that all rajakariya (royal service) was abolished and replaced it with a tax of one-fifth of their produce on low land and one-tenth on high land. Which was reinstated in 1805 by the next governor General Thomas Maitland πŸš₯
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The English East India Company and the Crown had dual control over Sri Lanka from 1798 until it became the British crown colony of Ceylon in 1802. The Dutch possessions in Sri Lanka were formally ceded to the British in the 1802 treaty of Amiens, but the English Company still retained a monopoly on the colony’s trade and agents were put in charge of lucrative pearl fisheries, cotton plantations, salt, and tobacco monopolies 🚒
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Source : Wisumperuma, Dhanesh (2005). "The Doric at Arippu: Its Date and Identification". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. 51: 79–96. Retrieved 25 February 2015 - http://bit.ly/Doric1 / Literary Works of Sanderson Beck - http://bit.ly/Ceylon1800to1875

1,468 0 8 August, 2019
Intricate art inside one of the many caves at the ancient cave complex in Dambulla ❀️ a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries πŸ“Έ stunning capture by @tharindu_harshika πŸ™πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka  #DambullaCaveTemple #GoldenTemple #Dambulla #SriLanka
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Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 Kilometres (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 Kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy β˜€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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This cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100.m.sq ) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues. 😍 - UNESCO
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DambullaCaveTemple
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DambullaGoldenTemple

Intricate art inside one of the many caves at the ancient cave complex in Dambulla ❀️ a sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries πŸ“Έ stunning capture by @tharindu_harshika πŸ™πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #DambullaCaveTemple #GoldenTemple #Dambulla #SriLanka
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Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 Kilometres (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 Kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy β˜€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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This cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100.m.sq ) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues. 😍 - UNESCO
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DambullaCaveTemple
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DambullaGoldenTemple

1,103 0 7 August, 2019
Aberdeen Falls ❀️ and all the cascades above πŸ“Έ A beautiful capture by @iflytoohigh_ 😍 Follow his travels and unique stories! πŸ™πŸ»
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The most popular setting is either kayaking or swimming at the foot of the fall πŸš£β€β™€οΈ however the cascades that precede the major fall offer a few adventures of their own 😍
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Leave a comment if you have trekked the upper sections of AberdeenπŸ• ❀️
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⚠️ Avoid camping in the rocky path of the upper sections, since sudden increases in water flow can flood the stream and upper pools ⚠️
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #Ginigathhena #AberdeenFalls #KehelgamuOya #SriLanka πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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At 322.ft it's ranked as the 20th highest waterfall. The entire face of the waterfall is rock and when it's raining the area is damp and slippery. On the right hand side, a little further away, there is a man made observation deck for anyone not getting into the water πŸŒŠβ˜€οΈ
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⚠️ The waterfall is most often a lazy fall unless the gates at Norton Bridge are open due to high levels of water at the reservoir or heavy rains ⚠️ The bridge is about 4.km upstream and the dam is part of the Wimalasurendra hydro power station. .
Make sure you do not get too close to the fall during the rainy season πŸ™ The main pool lies at the foot of the fall, but there is another shallow pool about 1 km down the stream. It's an uneasy 20 minute walk, and you'll pass two smaller pools on the way. Make sure to track your distance as you trek!
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/AberdeenWaterfall

Aberdeen Falls ❀️ and all the cascades above πŸ“Έ A beautiful capture by @iflytoohigh_ 😍 Follow his travels and unique stories! πŸ™πŸ»
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The most popular setting is either kayaking or swimming at the foot of the fall πŸš£β€β™€οΈ however the cascades that precede the major fall offer a few adventures of their own 😍
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Leave a comment if you have trekked the upper sections of AberdeenπŸ• ❀️
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⚠️ Avoid camping in the rocky path of the upper sections, since sudden increases in water flow can flood the stream and upper pools ⚠️
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #Ginigathhena #AberdeenFalls #KehelgamuOya #SriLanka πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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At 322.ft it's ranked as the 20th highest waterfall. The entire face of the waterfall is rock and when it's raining the area is damp and slippery. On the right hand side, a little further away, there is a man made observation deck for anyone not getting into the water πŸŒŠβ˜€οΈ
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⚠️ The waterfall is most often a lazy fall unless the gates at Norton Bridge are open due to high levels of water at the reservoir or heavy rains ⚠️ The bridge is about 4.km upstream and the dam is part of the Wimalasurendra hydro power station. .
Make sure you do not get too close to the fall during the rainy season πŸ™ The main pool lies at the foot of the fall, but there is another shallow pool about 1 km down the stream. It's an uneasy 20 minute walk, and you'll pass two smaller pools on the way. Make sure to track your distance as you trek!
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/AberdeenWaterfall

1,946 0 6 August, 2019
Pahanthuda Ella or Pahanthudawa Waterfall in Belihuloya πŸ‘£πŸ˜ Interested in finding hiking locations? follow @ashan_travelphotographer β›ΊοΈπŸŽ’
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This waterfall is only 16.ft in height, and it's name comes from its resemblance to the wick of an oil lamp. The walk to the waterfall is a short one and can be easily accessed in 2.5.km from the Galagama Bus Stop πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #Pahanthudawa #PahanthudawaWaterfall #Belihuloya #SriLanka
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http://bit.ly/PahanthudawaWaterfall
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Request : Do not carry Plastic or Glass objects on your hikes or just make sure you bring back everything you take. Take one bag just in case you see any trash thrown around, you can dispose of it when you get back to a city πŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

Pahanthuda Ella or Pahanthudawa Waterfall in Belihuloya πŸ‘£πŸ˜ Interested in finding hiking locations? follow @ashan_travelphotographer β›ΊοΈπŸŽ’
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This waterfall is only 16.ft in height, and it's name comes from its resemblance to the wick of an oil lamp. The walk to the waterfall is a short one and can be easily accessed in 2.5.km from the Galagama Bus Stop πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #Pahanthudawa #PahanthudawaWaterfall #Belihuloya #SriLanka
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http://bit.ly/PahanthudawaWaterfall
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Request : Do not carry Plastic or Glass objects on your hikes or just make sure you bring back everything you take. Take one bag just in case you see any trash thrown around, you can dispose of it when you get back to a city πŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

2,364 0 5 August, 2019
The Steep slopes of Yahangala ❀️ a view on the way back from Kehelpathdoruwegala πŸ“Έ a journey taken by @manula_w 😍 see his profile for more πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Zoom in on top of the peak β›° As Manula states, the scale of Yahangala can only be seen if you can see the hikers walking in a row at the top of the peak πŸ‘£
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The route is full of steep climbs and would require decent equipment to trek adventurously. It's a long walk and also requires an early start to catch transport where required. Both camping sites and trek routes are cleaner than most of sites, so please help maintain itπŸ§—πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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If you are going to visit Yahangala, please carry some tough jute sacks and do a careful cleanup on the path and the location as you trek πŸ™πŸ» Send in the photos afterwards! β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #Yahangala #Kehelpathdoruwegala #SriLanka
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Camp Site 1 : http://bit.ly/Kehelpathdoruwegala
Final Site 2 : http://bit.ly/Yahangala

The Steep slopes of Yahangala ❀️ a view on the way back from Kehelpathdoruwegala πŸ“Έ a journey taken by @manula_w 😍 see his profile for more πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Zoom in on top of the peak β›° As Manula states, the scale of Yahangala can only be seen if you can see the hikers walking in a row at the top of the peak πŸ‘£
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The route is full of steep climbs and would require decent equipment to trek adventurously. It's a long walk and also requires an early start to catch transport where required. Both camping sites and trek routes are cleaner than most of sites, so please help maintain itπŸ§—πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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If you are going to visit Yahangala, please carry some tough jute sacks and do a careful cleanup on the path and the location as you trek πŸ™πŸ» Send in the photos afterwards! β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #Yahangala #Kehelpathdoruwegala #SriLanka
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Camp Site 1 : http://bit.ly/Kehelpathdoruwegala
Final Site 2 : http://bit.ly/Yahangala

1,144 0 4 August, 2019
Puna Ella or Poonawa Ella ❀️ a twin waterfall also given the name Ramboda Ella πŸ“Έ beautiful photo by @ishara_mk 😍 a destination travel account worth checking out πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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This is a twin fall formed by the Pundalu Oya and Puna Oya.There's a roadside viewpoint on the Peradeniya - Chenkalady Hiighway (A5 or PCB Highway) but the sign at the viewpoint only mentions the name Ramboda Ella πŸ”­
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If you're up for a quick bite, about 200 meters away is a Hela Bojun outlet. If you wish to head to the base of the waterfall, please use a local guide as it's easy to get lost reaching this fall πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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This fall is not to be mixed up with the other three segment waterfall also known as Ramboda Ella on the Ramboda Oya, which is also a short distance away ❀️
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations πŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #PunaElla #Pussellawa #Ramboda #SriLank
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/PunaElla
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/PunaEllaViewpoint

Puna Ella or Poonawa Ella ❀️ a twin waterfall also given the name Ramboda Ella πŸ“Έ beautiful photo by @ishara_mk 😍 a destination travel account worth checking out πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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This is a twin fall formed by the Pundalu Oya and Puna Oya.There's a roadside viewpoint on the Peradeniya - Chenkalady Hiighway (A5 or PCB Highway) but the sign at the viewpoint only mentions the name Ramboda Ella πŸ”­
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If you're up for a quick bite, about 200 meters away is a Hela Bojun outlet. If you wish to head to the base of the waterfall, please use a local guide as it's easy to get lost reaching this fall πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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This fall is not to be mixed up with the other three segment waterfall also known as Ramboda Ella on the Ramboda Oya, which is also a short distance away ❀️
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations πŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #PunaElla #Pussellawa #Ramboda #SriLank
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/PunaElla
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/PunaEllaViewpoint

1,504 0 3 August, 2019
Further upstream from Upper Diyaluma ❀️ are stunning cascades falling into rocky natural pools β˜€οΈ Photo by Nicole from @chaordic.path during her travels in the island! πŸ‘£
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When in Upper Diyaluma, take a stroll along the stream to two separate locations. About 200 meters up stream from the edge of Upper Diyaluma, are a set of tiered pools. In most photos they're seen with people leaning off the edge and enjoying the view ❀️
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A further 150 meters upstream is a place tagged as the Diyaluma Lake, however it's merely a quiet pool with far fewer visitors πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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⚠️ Extreme caution is advised when diving into rocky pools ⚠️ In case of emergencies, there are two hospitals πŸ₯ in Koslanda District Hospital (4 to 5 Km from upper and lower falls) and the Wellawaya Base Hospital (12.km from lower Diyaluma & 22.Km from Upper Diyaluma) ⚠️
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Note : Camping is strictly prohibited in Upper Diyaluma πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #DiyalumaFalls #Diyaluma #Koslanda #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DiyalumaFalls
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/UdaDiyaluma
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DiyalumaLake

Further upstream from Upper Diyaluma ❀️ are stunning cascades falling into rocky natural pools β˜€οΈ Photo by Nicole from @chaordic.path during her travels in the island! πŸ‘£
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When in Upper Diyaluma, take a stroll along the stream to two separate locations. About 200 meters up stream from the edge of Upper Diyaluma, are a set of tiered pools. In most photos they're seen with people leaning off the edge and enjoying the view ❀️
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A further 150 meters upstream is a place tagged as the Diyaluma Lake, however it's merely a quiet pool with far fewer visitors πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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⚠️ Extreme caution is advised when diving into rocky pools ⚠️ In case of emergencies, there are two hospitals πŸ₯ in Koslanda District Hospital (4 to 5 Km from upper and lower falls) and the Wellawaya Base Hospital (12.km from lower Diyaluma & 22.Km from Upper Diyaluma) ⚠️
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Note : Camping is strictly prohibited in Upper Diyaluma πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #DiyalumaFalls #Diyaluma #Koslanda #SriLanka
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1,815 0 2 August, 2019
Under a 560.ft drop ❀️ The pool at bottom of Diyaluma Falls β˜€οΈ photo from the stunning gallery of @chaordic.path check out her profile for some great photos from her travels in the island! πŸ‘£
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The final drop itself is estimated at over 560.ft. The pool at the bottom is rarely photographed as people most often try to hike the upper segment in the mornings ❀️
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The pool is shallow and rocky and easy to dip into. It is about 6 km away from Koslanda. The main road is easy to navigate and the drive is pretty easy πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #DiyalumaFalls #Diyaluma #Koslanda #SriLanka
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Under a 560.ft drop ❀️ The pool at bottom of Diyaluma Falls β˜€οΈ photo from the stunning gallery of @chaordic.path check out her profile for some great photos from her travels in the island! πŸ‘£
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The final drop itself is estimated at over 560.ft. The pool at the bottom is rarely photographed as people most often try to hike the upper segment in the mornings ❀️
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The pool is shallow and rocky and easy to dip into. It is about 6 km away from Koslanda. The main road is easy to navigate and the drive is pretty easy πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #DiyalumaFalls #Diyaluma #Koslanda #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DiyalumaFalls

2,146 0 1 August, 2019
The Upper most 2 cascades of Ravana Ella ❀️ 'Ihala Ravana Ella' can not be seen from the road πŸ“Έ gorgeous view from above by @ollygaspar a beautiful gallery of travel photos β›ΊοΈπŸŽ’
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #RavanaElla #RavanaFalls #Ella #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/RavanaElla
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Upper or Ihala Ravana Ella can be seen after a steep climb up the mountain. From a height of approximately 80.ft it falls into a rock pool which is not recommended for climbing. However immediately after there is another larger and easily accessible pool πŸ‘£
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⚠️ During the rainy season the waters are too rough, keep a safe distance from the waterfall ⚠️
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Request : Do not carry Plastic or Glass objects on your hikes or just make sure you bring back everything you take. Take one bag just in case you see any trash thrown around, you can dispose of it when you get back to a city πŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

The Upper most 2 cascades of Ravana Ella ❀️ 'Ihala Ravana Ella' can not be seen from the road πŸ“Έ gorgeous view from above by @ollygaspar a beautiful gallery of travel photos β›ΊοΈπŸŽ’
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #RavanaElla #RavanaFalls #Ella #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/RavanaElla
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Upper or Ihala Ravana Ella can be seen after a steep climb up the mountain. From a height of approximately 80.ft it falls into a rock pool which is not recommended for climbing. However immediately after there is another larger and easily accessible pool πŸ‘£
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⚠️ During the rainy season the waters are too rough, keep a safe distance from the waterfall ⚠️
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Request : Do not carry Plastic or Glass objects on your hikes or just make sure you bring back everything you take. Take one bag just in case you see any trash thrown around, you can dispose of it when you get back to a city πŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

1,757 0 31 July, 2019
Where are leopards found in Sri Lanka? πŸ€” the one known as β€˜Natta’ πŸ“Έ by @ismailsala a dedicated wildlife and conservation enthusiast πŸ™πŸ»
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The Sri Lankan leopard has a tawny or rusty yellow coat with dark spots and close-set rosettes, which are smaller than in Indian leopards. In Sri Lanka's central hills, leopards have been recorded in forest patches, tea estates, grasslands, home gardens, pine and eucalyptus plantations 🌲
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An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct. Endangered (EN), as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, is the second most severe conservation status for wild populations in the IUCN's schema after Critically Endangered (CR) πŸ’”
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #SriLankanLeopard #Wilpattu #WilpattuNationalPark #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/WilpattuNationalPark
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Source : Pocock, R.I. (1939). "Panthera pardus (Linnaeus). The Leopard or Panther". The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Mammalia. 1. London: Taylor and Francis. pp. 222–231. / Kittle, A. M.; Watson, A. C.; Chanaka Kumara, P. H.; Nimalka Sanjeewani, H. K. (2014). "Status and distribution of the leopard in the central hills of Sri Lanka". Cat News. 56: 28βˆ’31.

Where are leopards found in Sri Lanka? πŸ€” the one known as β€˜Natta’ πŸ“Έ by @ismailsala a dedicated wildlife and conservation enthusiast πŸ™πŸ»
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The Sri Lankan leopard has a tawny or rusty yellow coat with dark spots and close-set rosettes, which are smaller than in Indian leopards. In Sri Lanka's central hills, leopards have been recorded in forest patches, tea estates, grasslands, home gardens, pine and eucalyptus plantations 🌲
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An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct. Endangered (EN), as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, is the second most severe conservation status for wild populations in the IUCN's schema after Critically Endangered (CR) πŸ’”
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #SriLankanLeopard #Wilpattu #WilpattuNationalPark #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/WilpattuNationalPark
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Source : Pocock, R.I. (1939). "Panthera pardus (Linnaeus). The Leopard or Panther". The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Mammalia. 1. London: Taylor and Francis. pp. 222–231. / Kittle, A. M.; Watson, A. C.; Chanaka Kumara, P. H.; Nimalka Sanjeewani, H. K. (2014). "Status and distribution of the leopard in the central hills of Sri Lanka". Cat News. 56: 28βˆ’31.

1,366 0 30 July, 2019
It's the best time to visit waterfalls ❀️ Lower Diyaluma is the fifth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka at over 560.ft β˜€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° photo from the stunning gallery of @maxpeditions check out his other photos in the island! πŸ‘£
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From the bottom, Lower Diyaluma disappears into the sky and the height of all the cascades of Diyaluma is over 720.ft. The pool at the bottom is rarely photographed as people most often try to hike the upper segment in the mornings. The pool is shallow and rocky and easy to dip into. It is about 6 km away from Koslanda and many stop to view it from the road, but never get close ❀️ The main road is quite decent and the drive there is pretty easy πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #DiyalumaFalls #Diyaluma #Koslanda #SriLankaWaterfalls #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DiyalumaFalls

It's the best time to visit waterfalls ❀️ Lower Diyaluma is the fifth highest waterfall in Sri Lanka at over 560.ft β˜€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° photo from the stunning gallery of @maxpeditions check out his other photos in the island! πŸ‘£
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From the bottom, Lower Diyaluma disappears into the sky and the height of all the cascades of Diyaluma is over 720.ft. The pool at the bottom is rarely photographed as people most often try to hike the upper segment in the mornings. The pool is shallow and rocky and easy to dip into. It is about 6 km away from Koslanda and many stop to view it from the road, but never get close ❀️ The main road is quite decent and the drive there is pretty easy πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❀️ #ExploreSriLanka #DiyalumaFalls #Diyaluma #Koslanda #SriLankaWaterfalls #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DiyalumaFalls

1,268 0 29 July, 2019
The view from inside a shallow cave ❀️ on the top of Duwili Ella πŸ“Έ love the photo by @ishara_m_gamage πŸ‘£
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πŸ“Έ  To enjoy the trek to Duwili Ella, set aside at least 3 days. Night 1, Stopping over to camp at Walpolamulla Village, while some trekkers prefer to camp at Dumbara Ella (off the main path) instead of the Village. Night 2, the camping site will be a shallow cave at the top of Duwili Ella. Enough to camp out in the night β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #DuwiliElla #Kalupahana #KnucklesMountainRange #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DuwiliEllaKnuckles
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Warning ⚠️ It is also, one of the few waterfalls which has a cave behind it. The edge of which can be quite slippery. If you are traveling alone or with a group, please be extremely cautious of your footing. Travel with adequate equipment and use harnesses where necessary.
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Request : There are many endemic species of fish in the waterways of the Dumbara range and in most waters surrounding the waterfalls, please make sure you do not spill any contaminants into the waters, including food waste β€οΈπŸ‘£πŸ‡±πŸ‡°

The view from inside a shallow cave ❀️ on the top of Duwili Ella πŸ“Έ love the photo by @ishara_m_gamage πŸ‘£
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πŸ“Έ To enjoy the trek to Duwili Ella, set aside at least 3 days. Night 1, Stopping over to camp at Walpolamulla Village, while some trekkers prefer to camp at Dumbara Ella (off the main path) instead of the Village. Night 2, the camping site will be a shallow cave at the top of Duwili Ella. Enough to camp out in the night β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #DuwiliElla #Kalupahana #KnucklesMountainRange #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/DuwiliEllaKnuckles
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Warning ⚠️ It is also, one of the few waterfalls which has a cave behind it. The edge of which can be quite slippery. If you are traveling alone or with a group, please be extremely cautious of your footing. Travel with adequate equipment and use harnesses where necessary.
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Request : There are many endemic species of fish in the waterways of the Dumbara range and in most waters surrounding the waterfalls, please make sure you do not spill any contaminants into the waters, including food waste β€οΈπŸ‘£πŸ‡±πŸ‡°

1,705 0 28 July, 2019
It's waterfall season ❀️ The beautiful Ramboda Falls in full flow πŸ“Έ A beautiful photo by Bhagya at @trvelkitty 😍 an account worth checking out πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Ramboda falls has 3 segments, Upper, Center and Lower Ramboda falls of varying height. the lower fall is below the road bridge. The waters continue to join the Kotmale Oya on the eastern edge 😍

At 3,100 ft above sea level, it is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. 20.km NW of Nuwara Eliya bus stop, it's a trip worth making when in the hills ❀️
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations πŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #RambodaFalls #Pussellawa #Ramboda #SriLank
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/RambodaFalls
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/CenterRamboda
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/LowerRamboda

It's waterfall season ❀️ The beautiful Ramboda Falls in full flow πŸ“Έ A beautiful photo by Bhagya at @trvelkitty 😍 an account worth checking out πŸ‡±πŸ‡°
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Ramboda falls has 3 segments, Upper, Center and Lower Ramboda falls of varying height. the lower fall is below the road bridge. The waters continue to join the Kotmale Oya on the eastern edge 😍

At 3,100 ft above sea level, it is situated in Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass. 20.km NW of Nuwara Eliya bus stop, it's a trip worth making when in the hills ❀️
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations πŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #RambodaFalls #Pussellawa #Ramboda #SriLank
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/RambodaFalls
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/CenterRamboda
πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/LowerRamboda

1,139 0 27 July, 2019
Parrot Rock or Girigala in Mirissa ❀️ A small island wish a sand-bridge at the eastern end of the beach πŸ“Έ Awesome photo by @iamthanuja 😍
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This tiny piece of land is about 50 meters long and 30 meters wide but is smaller once you climb the steps and get to the top. There are a few benches but no shade. So, it's the best place to watch the sun setting over Mirissa beach 😍
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Note ⚠️ The rocks around the island form shallow pools however with the weather right now, depending on the tide, wind and waves it may not be suitable for swimming πŸ™πŸ™πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #Mirissa #MirissaBeach #ParrotRock #Girigala #SriLanka
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Parrot Rock or Girigala in Mirissa ❀️ A small island wish a sand-bridge at the eastern end of the beach πŸ“Έ Awesome photo by @iamthanuja 😍
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This tiny piece of land is about 50 meters long and 30 meters wide but is smaller once you climb the steps and get to the top. There are a few benches but no shade. So, it's the best place to watch the sun setting over Mirissa beach 😍
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Note ⚠️ The rocks around the island form shallow pools however with the weather right now, depending on the tide, wind and waves it may not be suitable for swimming πŸ™πŸ™πŸ»
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Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations β€οΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡° #ExploreSriLanka #Mirissa #MirissaBeach #ParrotRock #Girigala #SriLanka
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πŸ—Ί http://bit.ly/ParrotRock

954 0 26 July, 2019