St Clair's Falls
St. Clair's Falls, named after a nearby tea estate and known as the ‘Little Niagara of Sri Lanka’, is one of the widest waterfalls in the country.
At 260ft, it is the 20th highest in Sri Lanka and actually comprises two separate falls, Maha Ella (Sinhalese for The Greater Fall) and Kuda Ella, (Sinhalese for The Lesser Fall).
The falls cascade over three rock outcrops into a great pool. Being only 500m from the road, they easy to approach through the surrounding tea gardens.
Although the falls are one of several affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has pledged to release enough water daily from the dam to keep the falls flowing.