Lover's Leap Falls
Lover's Leap Falls
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    Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lover's Leap Nuwara Eliya | Travel Dates |
    (ලවර්ස් ලීප්)කියන්නේ නුවර එළියේ නගරයට බොහොම ලගින් තියන දිය ඇල්ලක් .නමුත් නුවර එලියට යන ගොඩ දෙනෙක් මෙහෙ යන්නේ නෑ. එන්න අපිත් එක්ක අපි යමු ලවර්ස් ලීප් බලන්න. Lover's Leap waterfall got its name from an old legend. The story goes that a prince went hunting in the jungle and got lost. Luckily he met a young lady from the local village and was guided by her. They fell in love, but the Prince his parents were against their marriage and refused to allow it.
    Visited May 2023
    Written August 27, 2023
  • CHD6265
    Odiham, United Kingdom417 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tough to get to but worth the effort- a tuk tuk driver will get you fairly close if you ask nicely
    A superb tuk tuk driver somehow navigated a broken road to get to the car park for this place. And then he escorted us to the falls. What a legend. He is from the village and clearly (and rightly) proud of this natural attraction. Get under the falls for some amazing pictures. Simply beautiful
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 19, 2024
  • gauri9769
    Navi Mumbai, India37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mesmerising waterfall!!
    Memorable trek to Lovers leap waterfall!! We went by a Tuk tuk. Last 500 m have to be done on foot. Beautiful view. If you are trekkers, advise you to walk up the whole way. Breathtaking view of tea gardens!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 29, 2024
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Richard j
Markham, Canada419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Lover’s Leap Falls is a beautiful waterfall a short drive from town, near the Pedro Tea Factory.

The initial section up from the main road can be walked, but we opted to take a tuk-tuk, because e were tight for time.

You first cross through the tea plantation with excellent views of Nurawa Eliya, before reaching a forest path (where tuk-tuks will park.

Our excellent, considerate and thoughtful driver Jagan accompanied us, picking wild flowers for our daughter and explaining interesting details along the way. He also ensured our son was safe when he wanted to explore closer to the falls (where I was a bit concerned about slipping in my sandals).

We thought the ride was definitely worth the roughly $8US (1500 SKR), although it was rough and taxed the tuk-tuks lower gears. It had also drizzled all morning so it was muddy and slippery, which this option allowed us to avoid.

The path to the falls is picturesque and the view at the end is striking with the cool spray from the cascading waters misty your face.

Took about an hour round trip, but was one of the highlights of our time in Nurawa Elyria.
Written January 8, 2020
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CKF
CT2,161 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We had a little time before our train departing Nuwara Eliya so decided to visit Lover's Leap Falls. The climb to the very top looked too difficult and we were pressed for time, so we stopped at the lower level.

While very nice, these falls did not strike me as anything special. It can be easily skipped if your itinerary is full.
Written January 4, 2020
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Samantha W
Melbourne, Australia138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Our tuk tuk driver showed us this falls from a distance. We had small children who could not climb far. The story of the lovers is great for our children and they then could put the story yo the water fall
Written January 18, 2020
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Molly
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
I would strongly advise NOT to go here. My friend and I were helped by what we thought was a stranger up half of the hill as we couldn't find the way. He said he was going up anyways so would show us the way. Once we reached the top of Lovers Leap he told us for his ‘work’ we needed to pay him (roughly 10€). We replied with no, as he had not disclosed this as we went up. He would not leave even after us saying we didnt have money on us - he genuinely followed us around until we gave him something. It was genuinely an awful experience that ruined our day.
Written September 17, 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Not that long hike, but count with walking a bit up to the hill. I didn't like much that it was not that clear where should a person walk to get to the waterfall. Some local was realizing that and he was guiding people up to the waterfall in exchange of some money. I didn't like that he just joined me and my boyfriend and suddenly became a part of walk, since we didn't ask him and I felt bothered.
The place is free of charge. You can either park at some parking lot a bit further away, or at the street under the hill, but then you need to walk a lot up to the hill.
What was disappointing was that right when you get to the waterfall, there is a fence that protects people from walking further and probably hurting themselves. It makes sense that it's there, but it prevents you from creating a nice picture of the waterfall. From this perspective, it's better to take pictures of the waterfall from a bit of distance.
Written April 7, 2023
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Akila Pramod
Matara, Sri Lanka21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Best place to visit in Nuwaraeliya.
You can see a eagle view of nuwaraeliya town.
Lovers leap is an impressive water fall which is known for its romantic folklore. To reach this place one has to go through the tea factory and reach the tea manager’s bungalow along a dirt road.
Visitors can reach this destination by following the signs that are there and eventually one can reach a rock face and a Shiva shrine.
Just beyond the shrine one can see the cascading water fall.
Legend has it that lovers have leapt to their deaths from this water fall and hence the name Lovers Leap.

Written February 15, 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia3,578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Starting of the trek from the tea plantation opposite Pedro Tea Factory. The journey took 45mins to an hour walking along the tea plantations. Many different paths to walk to the waterfalls and we had to keep asking the locals whenever we met them. Beautiful scenery with tea plantations and met many friendly villagers. Upon reaching the waterfall, the path can be challenging having to manoeuvre between boulders. Also, beware of touts who would offer to bring you to the top of the waterfalls and pretend to get lost, then asking for money to bring you back. There is a warning sign near the waterfalls. Possibly, avoid going alone. The waterfall itself is underwhelming to me, but the journey of trekking was fun with beautiful scenery.
Written March 17, 2020
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NikkiAnderson
Witney, UK131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were in the area so stopped to take a look at this waterfall. We paid for a tuktuk (long day!!) through the tea plantations to get to the area, and from there it was a short walk to the waterfall itself (few boulders etc!). Great for a short stop on the way to Ella after lunch.
Written May 10, 2020
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Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
(ලවර්ස් ලීප්)කියන්නේ නුවර එළියේ නගරයට බොහොම ලගින් තියන දිය ඇල්ලක් .නමුත් නුවර එලියට යන ගොඩ දෙනෙක් මෙහෙ යන්නේ නෑ. එන්න අපිත් එක්ක අපි යමු ලවර්ස් ලීප් බලන්න.

Lover's Leap waterfall got its name from an old legend. The story goes that a prince went hunting in the jungle and got lost. Luckily he met a young lady from the local village and was guided by her. They fell in love, but the Prince his parents were against their marriage and refused to allow it.
Written August 27, 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.

CHD6265
Odiham, UK417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A superb tuk tuk driver somehow navigated a broken road to get to the car park for this place. And then he escorted us to the falls. What a legend. He is from the village and clearly (and rightly) proud of this natural attraction. Get under the falls for some amazing pictures. Simply beautiful
Written January 19, 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.

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