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Dunhinda Waterfall

  Province Uva
  District Badulla
  Nearest Town Badulla
  Total height 63m (200 ft)
  Number of drops 1
  Watercourse Badulu oya
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The Dunhinda Falls is one of Sri Lanka most beautiful water falls located about 5 km off Badulla town. The waterfall, which is 200 feet (59 m) high gets its name from the smoky dew drops spray, (Dun in sinhala means mist or vapour which the ideal explanation for a waterfall is creating wreathes of mist on its way down.) which surrounds the area at the foot of the waterfall. The water fall is created by the river called Badulu Oya which goes through the Badulla town.

To reach the water fall you have to walk more than 1 km distance along a foot path. Along this foot path you can see another small waterfall at a distance. However walking along this muddy foot path is really worth as the waterfall is so beautiful. Along this foot path there are many native venders selling herbal drinks to refresh and rest yourself. At the end of the path there is a secure stage constructed for viewers to see the waterfall. If you are brave enough you can reach the foot of the waterfall and cross the river and see the most beautiful view of the fall.

On the way can be seen the "Kuda Dunhinda" ( "Kuda" means small in Sinhala ) which is the prologue to its mighty brother .