Bambarakanda Falls

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Bambarakanda Falls
Bambarakele Falls
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LocationKalupahana, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 6°46′24″N80°49′52″E / 6.77333°N 80.83111°E / 6.77333; 80.83111 Coordinates: 6°46′24″N80°49′52″E / 6.77333°N 80.83111°E / 6.77333; 80.83111
Type Horsetail
Elevation≈1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Total height263 m (863 ft)
Number of drops1
WatercourseKuda Oya, a tributary of Walawe River
World height ranking299th

Bambarakanda Falls (also known as Bambarakele Falls) is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 263 m (863 ft), [1] it ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world [ citation needed ]. Situated in Kalupahana in the Badulla District, this waterfall is 5 km away from the A4 Highway. The waterfall was formed by Kuda Oya, which is a branch of the Walawe River. The Bambarakanda Falls can be found in a forest of pine trees.

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  1. "Bambarakande Falls, Sri Lanka". worldwaterfalldatabase.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.

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