Laxapana Falls
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Malwana
Colombo, Sri Lanka219 contributions
Feb 2021
Its 4 hrs (134km) away from Colombo via Awissawella Kithulgala rd. We did not take the Sripada turn near 43rd km post, as condition of that road is not supposed to be good. We took the Sripada rurn after arround 5km from Ginigathhena. We went there in February which is dry month so there was no leaches. Waterfall may not at its fullest due to dry season but safe. There are two directions to the waterfall, one to the top of the fall and other one to the bottom of the fall. We didn't go to top of the fall as we had kids and though its not safe. We went to the bottom of the fall. For that we had to climbdown arround 1.5km. There are cement steps up to the bottom. But climbing up was bit tiring. (Altogether I did bit more than 4600 foot steps both the ways down and up) Before climbing down better get the information about water level from the shop owners nearby as if dam opens water level can be riseup & become dangerous. We actually left Colombo in the morning arround 5.30 am and reached there arround 9.30 -10 am for the breackfast. We had a morning picnic there. Attraction time depends on how fast people can climb down and up and how much time they want to spend there.
Written March 2, 2021
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Navinth B
Kandy, Sri Lanka280 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
This is one of the most fascinating water falls in Sri Lanka which is the 6th highest in the island situated in Maskeliya area. When you are travelling either from Colombo or Kandy, easiest route is to get the right turn at Watawala to reach Norton Bridge (about 10km). From there you need to travel alone Maskeliya road for about 8 k.m.

On your way, you will see the falls downside of the road (see my image - "View from Far"), but that is not your end point.. From this location you need to go about another 1 k.m. alone main road & then take a right turn to an estate like road. Travel for about another 1 k.m. & you will see the foot steps down (abt 300m) to reach your destination (see my image - "At the location").

Some additional Info: If you visiting this Maskeliya area, do not forget to visit places like Aberdeen falls, Castlereagh reservoir (my rank is the most fascinating lake in Sri Lanka) & Maussakelle reservoir.
Written August 15, 2016
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Sameera s
Colombo, Sri Lanka147 contributions
Jul 2019
You can go to the bottom of the fall and from the top as well. If you use the google maps it shows the road to the top. From top the path is having concrete steps but it is covered up by the plants and not well maintained and hard to see the pathway from the main road also. you have to walk like 100m from the main road to see the top of the fall. We visited in July and the water was average and it was a beautiful scenery. if you want to have a much more closer look you should visit the fall from the bottom. you have to go ahead like 750m from the main road and you will find small coffee shop from there you have to walk about 750m long step pathway. and must say it's worth the walking. you can have an incredible view of the fall.
not an easy visiting if you are not much physically active but still you can make it.
Written August 8, 2019
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kelum
Kandy District, Sri Lanka1,334 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is the highest free falling cascade in the island with year round life. And the location and the surrounding is arguably the finest. To get the experience to the full, one must walk, all the way from the 4th mile post. It's a 2km walk right under the mysterious, foreboding and yet majestic Seven Virgins Range.Almost the entire stretch is with very limited human presence, but it's safe. Village folks and Tea community you have here do not bite!. Best to begin the walk as early as possible.Walk and and the decent to the falls may need about 90 minutes so better begin around 8am. Falls look best at morning before 11am, before the million boulders between you and the falls get hotter. Decent is through the village down along 500 or so paved steps, The little town at the start of the decent has a single restaurant with very good washroom.The charge is Rs 50 for use but you might need it. Talk to the owner and he would open up on his first hand experience at seeing the aircraft tragedy in 1974- then the one with biggest loss of life.
PLEASE BRING BACK EVERYTHING YOU TAKE. Bring it all the way home. Laxapana is still spared from plastic pollution .Let's keep it that way.
Written February 7, 2024
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Nuzraan
Colombo, Sri Lanka254 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We had te opportunity to visit the fall and enjoyed the view. It’s about 30 minutes from Hatton city. Laxapana is a tall waterfall and we manage to capture the pictures and videos from the main road.
Written August 24, 2019
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Chandima D
Colombo, Sri Lanka69 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Can travel to the upper part of the waterfall easily. Even with a low ground clearance vehicle can go there. Have to go down like 200m to go up to the starting point of the waterfall. Can have a bath but have to be extra careful with the water stream. It looks small but it can drag you down. View is pretty amazing with the seven virgin money mountain. It’s a great experience for a traveler.
Written January 26, 2019
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AJS-Lancashire
Chorley, UK173 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you have time in your itinerary then it’s defo worth a visit. I would not suggest travelling a long distance especially just to see it, but worth it if passing in the area.
Written September 13, 2018
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Jason S
Windsor, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
We went to Laxapana falls during our Stay at Clovefield Villa, Laxapana - about 15 minute from there. The Waterfall was simply amazing and we loved the environment. You feel like gone to a different world when you are at the base. So much of greenery around the place and the sound of water falling down from the top makes you feel better. Ideal place to get closer to the nature. You can access the top of the Waterfall and we had awesome time there as we took a bath on the top ( there are places where you can take some baths) (But advised not to go there after having drinks as the stones may be slippery. It's a must go place if you are in the area.
Written April 11, 2017
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Nilusha Alahakoon
Colombo, Sri Lanka444 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Wonderful waterfall near to Hatton area. A little bit diversion from main road, but worth to visit. Do not see the waterfall from up on the road. Always go to the bottom of the fall. You will find a nice nature pond. Very scenic to watch from the bottom. However, you have to go down 908 steps to the waterfall. The hard part is the climbing up.
Written December 19, 2016
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Cathy S
3 contributions
Oct 2016
The Laxapana Falls are beautiful, but the overlook to view them is sadly far away. It's worth a stop if you're passing by, but I wouldn't go too far out of the way for it.
Written October 18, 2016
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