Bomburu Ella Waterfall
Bomburu Ella Waterfall
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    Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    bomburu ella | Bomburuella waterfall | බෝඹුරු ඇල්ල |
    It's better to travel early in the morning (less tired), and Bomburu Ella is one of the beautiful places everyone should visit. While we are travelling, we can see many shops with snacks and drinks. Polroti with five curries and tea are highly recommended. It would be best if you could travel on weekdays, and a good pair of shoes is compulsory. There is a short cut over the river, but be careful with the water (not recommended to use during rain).. It cost Rs 50 as the entrance fee.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Sudesh
    Matara, Sri Lanka1,458 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better if rain ☔
    This is one of the beautiful waterfall, in Sri Lanka. If you around, visiting this place is must. There's a trail about 1.5Km long with some hiking. If it's a raining season, waterfall is more beautiful. But waking could difficult. Need to allocate half a day for this and entrance fee also applicable. (Local 50 RS & foreign 2$)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Tim H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing waterfall
    One of the best waterfalls I have ever seen. We went in October which I think is end of wet season so it was probably at its best. Walk up to the waterfalls took almost an hour and was lovely. Lots of little vendors on the way selling snacks and even curries. I recommend bug spray on shoes and lower legs as there a lot of leach type things.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
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Dimuthu A
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
At a distance of 13 km from Hagkala Botanical Gardens and 19 km from Nuwara Eliya Bus Stand, Bomburu Ella is a waterfall at Uva-Paranagama Divisional Secretariat of Sri Lanka💦. Located near the border of Nuwara Eliya and Badulla districts, Bomburu Ella is the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka and among the must-visit places in Nuwara Eliya.
The climate around Bomburu Falls is cool even during the day Feels like you've been to New Zealand and can have a good experience😃💦
Written 19 January 2022
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Sudesh
Matara, Sri Lanka1,458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This is one of the beautiful waterfall, in Sri Lanka. If you around, visiting this place is must. There's a trail about 1.5Km long with some hiking. If it's a raining season, waterfall is more beautiful. But waking could difficult. Need to allocate half a day for this and entrance fee also applicable. (Local 50 RS & foreign 2$)
Written 11 August 2023
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Tharaka D
Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Best if you avoid weekends and holidays. You have to park your vehicle on roadside and may have to walk to the entrance. From the entrance you have to walk about 1.5 kilometers to the fall. Since there are some hikes it may be difficult. But as you came closer to the fall every hard feelings will be vanished by the beauty of it. Try not to bath since it may be dangerous.
Written 20 January 2022
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Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It's better to travel early in the morning (less tired), and Bomburu Ella is one of the beautiful places everyone should visit. While we are travelling, we can see many shops with snacks and drinks. Polroti with five curries and tea are highly recommended. It would be best if you could travel on weekdays, and a good pair of shoes is compulsory. There is a short cut over the river, but be careful with the water (not recommended to use during rain).. It cost Rs 50 as the entrance fee.
Written 30 July 2023
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chulantha
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
It takes about one hour to climb to the top. Take water. Parking in and around that area is terrible. Go early. Wear a good pair of shoes. Some areas are tricky to climb.
Written 22 January 2022
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Pasindu P
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Since the forest department has prohibited camping near Bomburu Ella, are there any places around Bomburu Ella where we can camp and spend a night?
Written 28 January 2018
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ahmaddohjoka
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This was a last minute recommendation by a friend of ours.

It was our last day in Nuwara Eliya so we thought why not, let's do it!

It was the best decision ever!

The driver told us that this location is not approved by the tourism authorities or something like that so it took us some time and extra cash to convince him to take us.

The climb itself to reach the waterfall is amazing and fun. I wouldn't call it a HIKE but maybe a mini hike for those who don't regularly do this.

Some might find it tricky to get there but you'll reach the waterfall eventually.

I uploaded 3 photos just to give you a hint of what to expect. I wouldn't recommend going there on a rainy day.

Oh, and the water stream has leeches which freaked us out when we stepped inside and they started to stick and suck the blood from our feet BUT apparently they're harmless. (i did scream a bit though).
Written 2 March 2018
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Dilshan M
Colombo, Sri Lanka313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
You have to park your vehicle in the parking near the road. Then have to climb about 20 minutes to reach the destination. Anyone can reach easily. Choose to go in there when there is plenty of water. Otherwise the waterfall will not look so rich. You can go to the bottom of the waterfall if you'd love to. You can take some nap on the grass bed. Really relaxing.
Written 12 August 2017
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Vachintha Piyadasa
Colombo, Sri Lanka1,803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
One of the nicest waterfalls in the hill country with some breathtaking views. Its located approximately about 30km from Nuwara Eliya town and there's a 1.5km hike to reach to the top. This path is laid through a beautiful area with lots of trees and cold breeze. Recently they have built narrow, but a steady pathway which is easier for visitors to reach to the climax. There's a dedicated parking area at the bottom entrance. This could certainly be said as a must visit place in Nuwara Eliya.
Written 25 October 2020
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Rohan Silva
Katunayake, Sri Lanka51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It’s a mini Paradise. you must visit if you are going to Nuwaraelaiya. It’s a different experience than visiting Haggala garden or worlds end. To reach the destination, use google map. After a few Km passing Haggala gardens you need to turn right & sign board with direction are there. Do not start climbing from the first entry as its little difficult. Just pass the main entrée and drive another few hundred meters. Ask for the path that going along with small canal. I went with my two kids 5 & 8 years & they enjoy wel. We went on a sunny day I am not sure how it will be on rainy day. You need to pay 20 as entry ticket. It will take 40 to 60 mins to reach to the waterfall. Take water with you, but there are many small shops who sale tea & local short eats. You are not allowed to bath in the water fall & If you badly need a bath get it from somewhere far from water fall as water from waterfall directly pump for drinking water.
Written 9 August 2019
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