Pahanthudawa Waterfall

Last Updated On November 04, 2021

Pahanthudawa is another unique and beautiful creation among the waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The reason for its location and nature, and also this waterfall gets its name due to its natural place. Hence the name Pahanthudawa Falls. Pahanthudawa waterfall is situated in Belihuloya, located in the Samanalawewa Tourist Zone in the Ratnapura District of the Sabaragamuwa Province. 

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How to get to Pahanthudawa Waterfall 

There is 144.5 km from Colombo to Belihuloya. To get to the Pahanthuda Waterfall, take the Colombo – Batticaloa Highway from Colombo to Belihuloya. Pahanthudawa Fall is situated 1.5 km away from Belihuloya, which takes only about 10 minutes to reach.

Best Time to Visit Pahanthudawa Waterfall

The best time to visit Pahanthudawa Waterfall is any day except rainy days. During the rainy season, the footpath to the base of the waterfall is slippery as well as leeches will be big trouble for you. 

Hike to Pahanthuda Waterfall

The Pahanthuda Waterfall is a tributary of the Belihuloya River. It is well-known for its stunning beauty and quiet and peaceful natural setting. The hike to Pahanthuda Waterfall takes you through a jungle, making it an exciting adventure for experienced hikers. The waterfall powers a mini-hydropower plant that provides water to the surrounding neighborhood.

The area around the waterfall is rich in biodiversity. This ecosystem consists of various plants and animals. Pahanthudawa is also a picturesque place where that you can take incredible shots of yourself.

Bathing in this place is a bit adventurous and dangerous. During heavy rains, the water level in this area rises at the same time within 10 to 15 minutes when the water level in the area above the waterfall rises. Therefore, bathing here is dangerous.

It is the responsibility of all local and foreign tourists to preserve the Pahanthudawa Falls, a beautiful creation of nature.

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