Dunhinda Falls Trekking - Sri Lanka

Dunhinda Falls Trekking - Sri Lanka
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A massive volume of water pouring down through a narrow gorge creates a magnificent view. The Falls with its crystal white water stands tall amidst the greenery.

The moss covered rocks and the misty atmosphere be-wilds you. Water sprays vigorously and they reach you through the breeze.

You simply get lost in a mysterious world, surrounded by the thundering sound of water as it forcefully makes its way through.

Dunhinda Waterfall

Dunhinda Falls  - Sri Lanka

Dunhinda Falls is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Sri Lanka. You can see this beautiful creation of nature in a distance of about 5 km North from Badulla town which is the capital of Uva Province.

This waterfall is also known as “Bridal Fall” for its water falls down in the shape of a veil of a bride.

Dunhinda Falls   mist

The beauty of the falls is marked by its spraying water that creates smoke while it falls down. As the word “Dum” suggests “Mist”, it is believed that the waterfall got its name for this reason.

Unique Trekking Experience

Dunhinda Falls Trekking path

Though the waterfall is the center of attraction here, your walk to the destination too is quite an interesting experience. If you are a nature lover, this is definitely what you are looking for.

The Jungle Path

Dunhinda Falls Trekking - Sri Lanka

You will have to take a jungle path for about 1.5 km until you reach the falls. The path makes its way through a jungle of lush green. Your safety is assured with wooden and iron handrails to support your walk through the jungle path.

Dunhinda Falls monkey

You will love the sound of natural water streams alongside the path. You will also get to see quite a number of monkeys on your way. However, the path is safe for the travelers and you will enjoy the company of the locals too.

Dunhinda Falls Trekking path - Sri Lanka

The path is not isolated. There are many shops alongside the path selling souvenirs, Sri Lankan handicrafts, rare herbs, delicious Sri Lankan Street food and drinks and so on.

Organic Herbal Teas on Your Way

Dunhinda Falls herbal-tea

You will love the organic herbal teas you find on your way. There are many varieties; herbal tea made of Belimal, Ranawara etc which will rejuvenate you instantly. The prices are very fair and the people are friendly.

Visit Dunhinda Falls to Spice up your trip to Ella

Do not forget to visit Dunhinda Falls on your trip to Ella. It is only 25 km from Ella to Dunhinda Falls via Bandarawela - Badulla road. You will not only enjoy the beauty of the Falls, you will also enjoy the cool breeze, heavy with tiny drops of water sprayed as the falling water meets with the pool.

Viewing Platform

Dunhinda Falls viewing platform

There is a viewing platform built safe and sound, close to the waterfall from where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the waterfall surrounded by the green jungle paradise.

Rainy days

Dunhinda Falls takes a vigorous form yet creates a spectacular view when it rains there. You will feel that the surrounding is full of energy where you are a tiny little spec when the waterfall is in its full force.

How to reach Dunhinda Falls

Dunhinda Falls Trekking - Sri Lanka

It is 5km away from Badulla town of the Uva Province, off Badulla - Mahiyangana road. You can either take a bus or a tuk tuk from Badulla town to the entrance gate of the Falls.

Your destination is located around 1.5 km walking distance from the main road. A footpath through the beautiful jungle leads the way.

Best time to visit Dunhinda Falls

Dunhinda Falls Trekking - Sri Lanka

This beautiful falls is worth a visit throughout the year. Morning is the best time for nature lovers. However, you can visit the Falls anytime during the day since the surrounding is well sheltered with trees.

During heavy rains, visitors usually find it difficult to walk on the jungle path since the path gets muddy at certain points. Hence, it is advisable to refrain from visiting during heavy rains.

Facts of Dunhinda Falls

Dunhinda Falls Trekking - Sri Lanka

This amazing Falls originates from Badulu Oya and finds its way through huge mountains passing Ella Gap as well. It is 63m in height and 100% worth a visit.

This waterfall gets its misty appearance when falling to the basin at the bottom due to having a shorter distance to fall compared to the massive volume of water it carries. This makes it so special and you can capture the misty atmosphere in the background of your beautiful snaps.

Entrance Fee , Parking and Open Hours

This attraction is open for visitors throughout the day and you will have to buy an entrance ticket of a negligible amount. A parking area is available.


Relaxed clothing will make your trekking experience a comfortable one. Huge backpacks would be troublesome. I would carry only a small water bottle and my camera.

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