20 January 2011

More from Sara


I am attaching complete set of photos from Sara Ella (Falls), here.

One of the most remarkable things about the falls is that you can go inside the rock (a cave) and stay underneath the falls. Have a look at this picture, and you can see the cave with people underneath the falls. The cave is quite spacious and about 20 people can be accommodated there.

33 comments:

rainfield61 said...

It is a beautiful wall.

I can imagine the view must be good to see from the inside of the cave.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful waterfall with us. Your set of photos is wonderful. I would certainly like to visit wonderful place.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

WOW----I loved seeing all of the pictures... What a gorgeous place... Looks like somewhere that George and I would love to see.
Betsy

Amila Kanchana said...

Hi Kiri, How do I get to this fall?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rainfield,
Yes view was amazing from inside the cave. Get the feeling that you were caught to a never-ending torrential rain.

Geroge & Betsy,
Yep, both of you will love this place! In fact when I saw this falls for the first time in person, I remembered two of you. It is a lovely place.

Amila,
You have to come to Illukkumbura. (Kandy->Mathale->A9 towards Naula->Turn from Mandandawela to Right->Raththota->Illukkumbura). About 1 kilometre before Illukumbura Forest Dept (About 1km after Pitawalapathana) there is a turn to your left. This road will lead you to the falls. You have to travel about 8km on this road.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

You officially found the place where i want to retire. ;)

It is beautiful... Caves behind waterfalls are my absolute favorite things. :))

Great captures!! I'm sure it was a memorable experience. Just curious: about how deep is the pool below the falls?

Carol said...

Beautiful falls Kirigalpoththa. I would enjoy being inside the cave too! The sound must be incredible.

Frieda said...

What a beautiful place...a cave behind a waterfall is absolutely fascineting.

Amila Kanchana said...

Thanks for the directions, Kiri!

Hoot-a-Toot said...

Didn't know we had a waterfall like that in SL. Seen falls with a cave behind in movies and cartoons and always wondered what it would be like :D. Must add this place to my bucket list!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Amaris,
There are two people eying for this place now :) Yes caves behind waterfalls are fantastic. This is the second such place I have experienced.
The pool just below the falls is about 7-8 feet deep, but the perimeter is shallower (around 4-6 feet). A fantastic natural swimming pool and we were there for hours.

Carol,
Yep, the sound of cascading water inside the cave is very refreshing. You'll surely love this place.

Frieda,
Yep, I have seen a similar place before but this is a better place!

Amila,
You are most welcome.

Thanks all for your comments!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hoot-a-Toot,
Many waterfalls in Sri Lanka have similar caves but most are difficult to reach - dangerous to reach the cave behind the falls. But this one is very safe and the cave is quite big too. You must add this to your bucket list :)

NicoleB, Kuwait said...

What a beautiful place.
That looks like it's a set for a fairytale movie.
I love the shot with the cave, only there you can really tell how big the whole thing is.
Amazing!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful waterfalls. I would love to be underneath it.

Please, vote for me at my blog.

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Fantastic. Lovely setting!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nicole,
Yes, the falls is quite big and the whole area is very spacious. A lovely place for a day out.

Rajesh,
Thanks and I will vote for you.

Sankara,
Thanks mate!

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amigo!
A foto e o lugar são incríveis.
Quando vejo uma fotografia dessas... vejo o quando é imprescindível cuidarmos da natureza...
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
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betchai said...

that's pretty cool, I love it when I can go behind the waterfall too, we have very few of them here that we can watch the waterfall right from the back of it.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magia da Inês,
Muito obrigado por seus comentários!
Saudação do Sri Lanka

Betchai,
Yes, such waterfalls are rare and if you get to see one that will be a great experience.

bicocacolors said...

wow!! what a beautiful experience!!!

Anjana said...

Wow! Fantastic pics, K!

A must go place and added to my bucket list as well :D

Chavie said...

Love the photos, and that gorgeous cave K! Looks like a wonderful place to relax after a bath in the falls. :D

P.s. I'm digging your new header design. :)

silent moments said...

lovely location and thanks for sharing it with us !
I will definitely visit that cave one day :)

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful and so fine that you can go behind the falls. I remember sleeping in a place like this one time.

Knatolee said...

Sooooooo gorgeous!! SL has so many fantastic waterfalls. Lucky you!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Bicocacolors,
Thanks a lot :)

Anjana,
Yep, a nature photography enthusiast like you will surely have a great time in this place :)

Chavie,
Glad to see you back. The header idea came from this interesting site.

Silent Moments,
You must! :) Thanks for your comments!

Tammie,
Really, I yet to do that but will do it on another day :)

Knatolee,
You can do a another visit to SL to see this place :)

Thanks all for your comments.

Aysha said...

Hi, you have good collection. I also have decided to visit there. One thing I have to say you, that is you have good eye.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot Aysha :)

John S. Mead said...

absolutely beautiful waterfall...... it's wonderful to see this as I am in the midst of very cold temperatures here in Texas. THANK YOU!

Anki said...

Beautiful picture

Kirigalpoththa said...

John,
Thanks a lot for your visit and for the comments. Hope the spring will come to Texas soon :)

Anki,
Thanks a lot for your visit and for the comments.

Lorac said...

I would love to see that. It looks very peaceful! Must be wonderful under the falls.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lorac,
Yes it is a great place to explore.
Thanks a lot for your comments.