St. Clairs falls is one of the famous, mostly visited and attractive waterfall in Sri Lanka. It’s called “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka”. It is one of the most scenic waterfalls as it runs through lush tea estates & green hills, Since it’s falls just off the Hatton – Talawakele road. Due to waterfall runs through the St. Clair Tea Estate waterfall got its name as St. Clair Waterfall.
It is located in Dimbula in West Thalawakele of Nuwara Eliya district. waterfall height is over 80m and width is about 50m, and it consist of two smaller waterfalls: which is called as , The greater fall – “Maha Ella” in Sinhalese, and The lesser fall – “Kuda Ella” in Sinhalese. This iconic waterfall is easy to sight from different locations such as while your train ride, or There is a convenient lookout point located just off the road where you’ll get a view of the falls with gushing cascade and with its greenery surrounding. and another enjoyable option is by walking which is runs through St. Clair Tea Estate. it’s allowing you to get much closer sightseeing of fall while you walk through beautiful and greenery tea bushes. However access to the base of the waterfall is prohibited.
How to Reach St. Clairs Falls – Sri Lanka
If Travel From Colombo
Colombo – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya (A7) highway and reach Pathana junction. Travel 3km further and the waterfall will be at your left side,
If Travel From Kandy
Though the Gampola (A5) road reach to Gampola, after that continue on Kandy (AB13) road and reach to Nawalapitiya. and turn to Nawalapitiya – Kotmale (B317) road and turn right to Nawalapitiya – Dimbula road and Reach Pathana junction and turn left.