Saint Clair Falls

Saint Clair Falls

Saint Clair Falls Little Niagara of Sri Lanka | St Clair's Falls /Talawakele | Goplaces Sri Lanka/St. Clair (Minor) Falls, Talawakelle, Central Province,  is billed as Sri Lanka's Nayagara, or 'king of waterfalls' due to its outstanding beauty. It is 80m in height and at 50m wide, and consists of two segments, known as 'Big St. Clair' and 'Small St. Clair'. Created by the Kotmale River, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, it flows down a slope through an abandoned tea estate that covers hundreds of hectares. It is one of six falls affected by the upper Kotmale hydro-power project Not only St. Clairs Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls but also the widest in the country. Most conveniently seen by the travelers on Hatton – Talawakelle Road, the twin waterfalls of St.Clairs cascades over three rock outcrops into a massive pool. The beautiful and most popular fall, located among tea gardens, carries a large volume of water, and is the widest waterfall in the country. The fall is situated over 500 m. away from the road, and one needs to walk down among the tea bushes at a steep gradient in order to reach it. Located on the Kotmale Oya, this fall will be affected by the proposed Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project, but for the benefit of the public a limited quantity of water will be released to prevent complete disappearance of the fall. Downstream to the main fall is a second waterfall of 50 m in height called Kuda Ella, which is best visible at the curve near 90 km post. At this point, though far, complete fall of St. Clairs is visible including the last section that was partly hidden. Height : 262Feet Distance from: Talawakele – 3KM Nuwara Eliya – 26KM Colombo – 162KM
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