Diyaluma Falls
Diyaluma Falls
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Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • aaron
    Leeds, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views and awesome rock pools
    Myself and my family (two young kids), debated whether to do the local waterfall from Ella called Ravanna Falls, or to make journey to Diyaluma waterfalls. We ended up doing both but we are very glad we made the extra effort to go to Diyaluma waterfalls as they are much more extensive than Ravanna and there are multiple different waterfalls and areas to swim, and even some places to jump into rock pools. However, we could not have done this trip without a guide. We would not have known which rock pools you could jump into and how to get up and down the mountain. In addition to that the guide will usually take you the first 2 km of the journey, and then you can walk the rest (1km). In short, it is well worth the money. We were fortunate enough to have Saman as our guide, and not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about the waterfalls, as he was from the area, but he also had relatively good level of English, so we could communicate with him. He really went above and beyond, and even carried our six-year-old daughter on his shoulders up and down the tricky bits of the path (see picture below). Saman can be contacted on +94 78 778 4560 if you want a great guide and an unforgettable experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • evdey0kum
    Samsun, Türkiye70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise !
    After a very short climb, you will be under the magnificent spell of the waterfall. The water is really cold but swimming is wonderfully enjoyable and the nature is wonderful. Before climbing the waterfall, you can drink king coconut below and watch the monkeys.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Durgadiana
    Borculo, The Netherlands217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice place to enjoy without to much tourist.. ;-)
    Great swim at the top of the waterfall. The walk to this place is not for the weakhearted or the ones with no endurance. But once you are there... Amazing! You can easily stay 2- 3 hrs just enjoying yourself. Bring some food or drinks, or buy a coconot from the man who sells them there.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Paweł S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best guide and great adventure
    You can go there alone but please consider to hire Sudu. He is a guaid tour since 2003. During COVID he had no work 3 years and need to sell tuk tuk and even a smartphone. He is a great guide and take care of you during the trip. His phone no. +94 (70) 108 5255 Have fun!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Lonely Laowai
    174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    How to do it for free (sans some coconuts on the way)
    Get your driver (or drive yourself) up to the upper falls, but don’t accept a guide. They’ll try to scare you but the path is clearly marked and you can “No Thank you, good bye” your way past anyone offering their services unless you’re feeling generous. But on the stairs near the top is a lovely little coconut stall with two kids helping out their dad. These kids are ADORABLE and terrific little hosts. It’s worth the normal coconut fee for the electrolytes a the entertainment. This little stall made the trip for us. At the top, turn right for lower pools and view down falls, left for a more calm and safer swimming area.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Waygotravels
    Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unveiling the Wonders: A Tripadvisor Review of diyaluma falls
    Visiting diyaluma falls was an unforgettable experience! The stunning scenery, rich history, and warm hospitality made it a truly memorable destination. Highly recommend adding it to your travel bucket list!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 5 April 2024
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Waygotravels
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Visiting diyaluma falls was an unforgettable experience! The stunning scenery, rich history, and warm hospitality made it a truly memorable destination. Highly recommend adding it to your travel bucket list!
Written 5 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gerda N
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Its a must place to visit, there's no picture that could describe its beauty, you have to climb up the waterfall to enjoy it fully, be prepare to swim 😍
Written 22 February 2024
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Lonely Laowai
174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Get your driver (or drive yourself) up to the upper falls, but don’t accept a guide. They’ll try to scare you but the path is clearly marked and you can “No Thank you, good bye” your way past anyone offering their services unless you’re feeling generous.

But on the stairs near the top is a lovely little coconut stall with two kids helping out their dad. These kids are ADORABLE and terrific little hosts. It’s worth the normal coconut fee for the electrolytes a the entertainment. This little stall made the trip for us.

At the top, turn right for lower pools and view down falls, left for a more calm and safer swimming area.
Written 20 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paweł S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
You can go there alone but please consider to hire Sudu. He is a guaid tour since 2003. During COVID he had no work 3 years and need to sell tuk tuk and even a smartphone. He is a great guide and take care of you during the trip. His phone no. +94 (70) 108 5255 Have fun!
Written 11 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peter J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Amazing waterfalls. Really enjoyed my time here. If you are in Sri Lanka, it is a must see stop. You can swim in the waterfalls.
Written 8 February 2024
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Durgadiana
Borculo, The Netherlands217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great swim at the top of the waterfall. The walk to this place is not for the weakhearted or the ones with no endurance. But once you are there... Amazing! You can easily stay 2- 3 hrs just enjoying yourself. Bring some food or drinks, or buy a coconot from the man who sells them there.
Written 7 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

evdey0kum
Samsun, Türkiye70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
After a very short climb, you will be under the magnificent spell of the waterfall. The water is really cold but swimming is wonderfully enjoyable and the nature is wonderful. Before climbing the waterfall, you can drink king coconut below and watch the monkeys.
Written 19 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

aaron
Leeds, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Myself and my family (two young kids), debated whether to do the local waterfall from Ella called Ravanna Falls, or to make journey to Diyaluma waterfalls.

We ended up doing both but we are very glad we made the extra effort to go to Diyaluma waterfalls as they are much more extensive than Ravanna and there are multiple different waterfalls and areas to swim, and even some places to jump into rock pools.

However, we could not have done this trip without a guide. We would not have known which rock pools you could jump into and how to get up and down the mountain. In addition to that the guide will usually take you the first 2 km of the journey, and then you can walk the rest (1km). In short, it is well worth the money.

We were fortunate enough to have Saman as our guide, and not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about the waterfalls, as he was from the area, but he also had relatively good level of English, so we could communicate with him. He really went above and beyond, and even carried our six-year-old daughter on his shoulders up and down the tricky bits of the path (see picture below). Saman can be contacted on +94 78 778 4560 if you want a great guide and an unforgettable experience.
Written 11 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ManchesterAlbion
Manchester824 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
The best waterfall I have visited anywhere in the world. The great attraction is a series of linked pools towards the top that are ideal for swimming. It’s a fairly easy hike up and then a great day in the pools with some fabulous views.
Written 25 July 2023
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g3gayathri
Jigani, India81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Ultimately good. We hiked through the forest and reached the upper and lower Diyaluma falls. There is a natural pool. When we went the water was more. Our guide helped us to find a safe place to have a bath. He took us with passion and patience . His name is Upendra. He speaks and understand English. We parked our car near the village . From there along with tuktuk to go up and down until the hiking point. He also came with us until the falls. He can be contacted at 0775474725. Our driver got a good deal by talking with him for both tuktuk and being a guide. After bath we changed our wet clothes in his house. Friendly people. I have included his photo with his shop. The falls and the forest just got imprinted into our heart. Beautiful road to the falls and extraordinary hike upto the top of the falls. A must do. But people should restrain from polluting the place with plastics.
Written 12 May 2023
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