DONDRA HEAD LIGHT HOUSE, SRI LANKA

This is the tallest light house in Sri Lanka and it is currently used for navigational purposes, specially to guide the direction for the sea vessels.  This light house has been designed and constructed by William Douglass of the Imperial Lighthouse Service in 1889.   Dondra Head Light House is octagonal in shape, constructed with bricks and painted in white.  This is located at the south most point of Sri Lanka called Point Dondra and it is at a distance of about 6km from Matara, the main city of the Southern Province, Sri Lanka.  The name Dondra is “Devi-Nuwara” in Sinhala meaning “City of Gods”.

Several Views of Dondra Head Light House

Height of this light house is 160ft and tourist can climb up this under the permission of Sri Lanka Port Authority who manages and operates the light house currently.  But, time to time, this had been closed for tourists due to security reasons.

Location on Google Map

https://www.google.lk/maps/search/Dondra+Light+House,++Dondra/@5.9199512,80.5915551,18z/data=!3m1!4b1?hl=en

This is a tourist attractive location in Sri Lanka and also there is a beautiful sea around the location.

At this location, also, there is a special survey monument, a “Fundamental Bench Mark” constructed by the Department of Surveys, Sri Lanka which establishes the height above Mean Sea Level (MSL) precisely.

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BOMBURU ELLA WATER FALL, SRI LANKA

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)

Location of Bomburuella Water Fall on Google Map

https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Bomburuella+Waterfall+Uva+Paranagama/@6.9411421,80.8283746,14.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae47f6ce01e48c5:0x1c720b8e664b05fa!8m2!3d6.9473752!4d80.8307886

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