Include the picturesque Ramboda Falls in your next travel plan

Sri Lanka is known for its scintillating cascades. Situated in the lush green surroundings of Lanka are numerous waterfalls that will inspire you to pack your bags and go experience the spectacular views it offers.

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The strong gushes of Ramboda Falls located in the Pussellawa area, on the A5 highway at Ramboda Pass is a sight to behold. If you are anywhere near Kandy or Peradeniya, take the Pussellawa- Nuwara Eliya road, which winds up its way through verdant tea bushes, hills, mountains and reach the Ramboda tunnel which then further leads to Ramboda Bridge. As you reach near the tunnel, you can hear the strong gushes of the gurgling waterfalls which is almost 945 m above sea level.

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Ramboda, the eleventh largest waterfall in Sri Lanka, consists of three sections. The middle section of the falls, which is small in size compared to the other sections, can be viewed from the highway, just above the bridge. You have to take a not-so-easy climb up to see the top of the waterfall. There’s a small way up to the viewpoint just before you reach the bridge. The base of the falls located under the bridge, can be viewed from the main road close to the tunnel entrance. There are concrete stairs all the way to the base of the fall and a concrete viewpoint close to the base. The base area of Ramboda has accommodation facilities.

Myth is that Ramboda is the area where the forces of Lord Rama had gathered to fight against King Ravana. There is also Hanumana Temple built by the Chinmaya Mission of Sri Lanka and a couple of other waterfalls.