On one side of cascades, the earth is covered with deciduous plants. Wild animals found in the area include lizards.
In Sinhalese, Diyaluma or Diya Haluma means "rapid flow of water" or may be translated as "liquid light". According to Sri Lankan historian, Dr. R. L. Brohier, Diyaluma is the setting of the folklore about a tragedy involving a young chieftain who had been banished to the highlands and the attempt by his betrothed to join.
As all the passes were guarded the young man let down a rope of twisted creepers over the escarpment, as she was hauled up she was dashed against the rocks and died. The Gods, moved to pity by the harrowing spectacle, caused a stream of water to gush from the mountain and veil all evidence of the tragedy in a watery light, hence the term Diyaluma.
At 171 m, Diyaluma Ella Falls is the third largest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The torrent of water cascades to the plateau of Koslanda and during the rain, it is a spectacular view.
Cascades is located along the Koslanda-Wellawaya road in the district of Badulla. Koslanda is the closest town in the fall, 6 km, and Wellawaya is 13 km.
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Prince Hotel Bandarawela
Badulla Road, Bindunuwewa, Bandarawela
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Tel : 0572232477
Hotel Country Comfort
32, Police Station Road, Ella
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Tel : 0572228532
No. 12, Dharmapala Mawatha, Bandarawela
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Tel : 0572222407
Lower Blackwood, Beragala, Haputale
Tel : 0575675969
No 14, Welimada Road, Bandarawela
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98 Acres Resort
Uva Greenlands Estate, Namunukula Road, Ella
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Tel : 0572050050
Olympus Plaza Hotel
No. 75, Welimada Road, Haputale
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Tel : 0572268544
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