Aberdeen Falls

Aberdeen Falls, Ginigathena: Hours, Address, Aberdeen Falls Reviews: 5/5

Aberdeen Falls
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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2-3 hours
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Adithya R
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Aberdeen is one of the most beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is located in the Ginigathhena area in the Nuwara Eliya District. You can spend your vacation here freely. Go, enjoy the beauty.
Written January 12, 2022
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Chanaka S
5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Pretty easy to reach. About 20 mts from Norton Bridge. Although distance is about 4km, the narrow and sometimes broken road makes driving slow. A normal car can go without any problems though. There is a carpark just opposite the staircase on the right that goes all the way to the falls. Pretty long way but my kids of 9 and 11 made it without any fuss. Coming back is a different story! The falls had the right amount of water when we went. It was a beauty. We can walk on the shallow sand strip right near to the falls. On either side of the sand strip it looks deep. Sand seems rather solid in the middle so we and few others walked up to the falls. There was a coffee shop halfway down the stairs, owned by a foreign couple. It was pretty good and decently priced. We had refreshments there. Rarely do we get to visit a falls where the kids could enjoy right underneath. This was beautiful!
Written April 21, 2021
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,448 contributions
Mar 2021
A group of fifteen visited the picturesque Aberdeen Waterfall on 26th March 2021. This waterfall, 98 metres tall, is ranked the 18th highest in Sri Lanka. The falls are at Ginigathhena on Kehelgamu Oya, a major tributary of Kelani River.
After parking our vehicle in a private yard, we walked about 1200 metres on a 3 foot (0.9m) wide built-up path to reach the falls. There are between 600 to 700 steps along the way. It was a pleasant walk amongst the tall trees and brush.
The Observation platform at the end of the path provides a magnificent view of the fall. The waters drop into a large pool where we saw some enjoying a swim. The pool is surrounded by rocks.
I noted that some visitors to the falls had left behind their waste at the observation platform. This is unfortunate and displays their cussed nature in failing to protect such a pristine environment. Kudos to the volunteers from the village who collected these for disposal.
On our return, we sat on log-seats at our parking lot and had some soda to recover our breadth. Clean toilet facilities available in the adjoining house (Rs 20 pp) were most welcome!
At my age of 78, I did not find the descent and the return ascent easy. However, looking back, it was well worth the effort! Visitors to note: It would be quite slippery after rains when wet.
Written April 3, 2021
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Malwana
Colombo, Sri Lanka218 contributions
Feb 2021
Its 3.5 hrs (115km) away from Colombo via Awissawella Kithulgala rd. Take the Sripada turn from 43rd km post after passing Kithulgala. There is another road to reach Aberdeen falls just before Ginigathhena but reaching down the waterfall is suppored to be bit hard from that end. We actually came to visit this while staying in Hatton so we came via Norton bridge. We went to the bottom of the fall by climbing down 500m. There were cement steps and journey down and up was not had as Laxapana falls. We went during the dry season and there was no leaches. Here there is a viepoint but who ever wants to get in to the water can go further down. But swimming in the two deep areas in eitherside is bit riskey according to the villagers. There is a shollow sand stip in the middle so we got only in to that area.
Written March 2, 2021
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Viduranga
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
It’s a 15-20 minutes long hike through the village from where the vehicles could be parked. Leeches are there but not too many. Best time to see this falls is in the morning. (Till 12pm) Can walk close to the water fall. Do not swim in the pool on the either side of the shallow corridor. Ideal for families, although the hike could be strenuous for people with heart or knee conditions. Taking frequent breaks and hiking slow will be helpful for such people. Please don’t litter during the hike. Take your leftovers back and dump them properly.
Written December 19, 2020
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Sajith ahamed MJ
Warakapola, Sri Lanka65 contributions
Feb 2020
This great waterfall is definitely worth seeing. It is a long way down to the bottom and a most difficult one back to the top. You must be in a fit condition to do it. If you are a visitor.
A small observation platform is constructed close the natural pool below the Aberdeen Falls, which is picturesquely framed by rock surfaces. Despite this visitors’ terrace, travellers are rarely seen at Aberdeen Falls. It’s still an off-the-beaten-path destination.
Written February 17, 2020
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Mike H
Greater London, UK179 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a really worth the effort walking down, what seem endless, steps down to the base of the falls but when you arrive you will love it. Remember to take a sturdy pair of shoes and your swimming trunks as it’s quite tricky avoiding obstacles and roots on the way down. The pool was almost empty when we went as most people stop at the viewpoint and do go down to the pool. As you reach the viewpoint you will make your way over some large rocks that can be a little slippery so be aware . Once you’ve conquered the thousands of steps, trip hazards and slippery rocks you’ll have a wonderful time swimming under the waterfall, don’t be intimidated by its height, the waterfall just hits you like a rain shower. Be brave , get into the lake and have a blast just don’t think about the fact you have to climb all the way back up to the top !
Written February 14, 2020
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Uncle-Jayo
Wendover, UK450 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went here on SL Independence Day (4 Feb) and it was very busy. Best to avoid that maybe.

However it’s a lovely spot and well worth a visit.

Could be tagged a challenging walk for some but a very mixed group of ages made the walk there and back so it’s all very possible.
Written February 7, 2020
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FJColombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka33 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We went with Google maps and followed the road .the trek from there was really steep but exciting
Reaches after walking for about 45min
It was indeed a beautiful SF pot and lovely bathing spot
Have a fresh Orange juice on the way back.Pol roti with Katta sambol al as o available
Written February 2, 2020
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Chandima D
Colombo, Sri Lanka69 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I’ve went to this waterfall with couple of friends via private vehicle. Road is narrow and have to park the vehicle at the start of the foot path. Have to go down like half an kilometer to reach the waterfall. There are steps and few leeches. Once you visit to the bottom of the waterfall it’s truly amazing. Nice view and water level was high due to monsoons.
Written October 12, 2019
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