Devon Falls is one of the most popular waterfall in the country .situated 6km west of Talawakale,Nuwara Eliya District on A7 Highway The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. This falls is high above 1159m from sea level. This falls at between Thalawakele and Hatton and situated at 20 mile place. This waterfall is height about 98m. The Falls formed by Kotmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. We have to walk about kilometer to visit this waterfalls. The volume of water of the Devon Falls used to be much greater than it is presently.
The famous Melesna Tea Castle is located just close to Devon fall view point, so you can visit and sip a hot cup of tea from there.
The best view is from Dimbula where a special viewpoint is located with parking facilities. Devon waterfall will be one of the most effected waterfalls and the Government has ordered relevant authorities that enough water will be released so that the St. Clair’s waterfall will maintain a continuous flow of 47,250 m3 (1,668,618 cu ft) of water for 10 hours and 30 minutes daily, between sunrise and sunset.
Devon waterfall is at Dimbula area of Thalawakele and really closed to St. Clair waterfall. St.Clair’s Falls accommodates two falls known as “Maha Ella” (Sinhalese “The extra Fall”) and “Kuda Ella” (Sinhalese “The Lesser Fall”) that is 50m high created via a tributary of Kotmale Oya.There’s a Kovil is at near Devon falls that’s for warship of Tamil workers of Tea plantation. there is a bungalow which was made by means of British governor at 1923 in the front of Devon falls. in case you are planning to stay close to Devon falls, there are numerous small lodges located nearby.
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