Bomburu Ella, Sri Lanka

This water fall is located in the Uva-Paranagama Divisional Secretary Area and in the Badulla District. It is close to the Nuwaraeliya and Badulla District Boundaries.  One who wish to visit Bomburu Ella can reach either from Nuwaraeliya or Welimada Towns.  For reaching the location from Nuwaraeliya, one has to travel on Nuwaraeliya – Welimada Road (A5 Main Highway) and turn right at Galahagama Junction and continue on Rendapola – Galahagama – Ambagasdowa Road; and then up to Bomburuella village (Total distance about 14km).  beyond this location one needs to travel about 4km up to the last point of the water fall.  This waterfall is also called as Perawella Falls (Location – Perawella – Coordinates 6°56′51″N 80°49′51″E)

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The specialty of this water fall is that Bomburuella is not merely a single water fall.  Here you can enjoy a group of water falls cascading within a distance of about 1km. 

Different Stages of Water Fall from bottom to top

This water fall is served by the upper segment of the principal tributary of the Uma River, known as the Duulgala River.This water fall is said to be the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

Different views of the water Fall


Gregory lake was originally developed under the authority of Sir William Gregory in 1873.  It has been constructed damming of the Thalagala stream, which originates from Mount Pidurutalagala.  In 1913 the waters of the lake were directed into a tunnel which flows to a hydro power station at ‘Blackpool’. 

This is a prominent place in Nuwaraeliya and a popular tourist destination where local and foreign tourist visit, spent their time and relax.

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Also, these tourists can enjoy with boat riding in Gergory lake and recently, many other recreational facilities have been introduced including cycling. 

Months of April and May of each year are the most beautiful periods due to blooming of all trees in the Nuwaraeliya area.  Therefore, Municipal Authorities specially arrange the area providing necessary public facilities and the whole city gets ready to welcome the tourists.  If you wish to visit Nuwaraeliya during the next season, you will have to get reserved your accommodation well in advance.

Following are some of the pictures of flowers at Gregory Lake Park taken during the month May, 2019.

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