Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya is especially recognized for its clear view from the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road. And for the great deal of excitement a special viewpoint is setup from Dimbula with parking facilities. If you need to find out the place it is right opposite to the famous Mlesna tea factory where you can have a fresh cup of tea as well. No matter you intentionally arrived to see Devon falls or not, every single person who passes by breaks for a little rest at this point.
Devon falls is named after a British planter who was a pioneer in introducing and expanding coffee plantations in Sri Lanka. Well, just for the info – coffee was firstly introduced to Sri Lanka before tea, but unfortunately failed.
Devon falls starts as narrow stripe and then widens its water flow when coming down. You have the privilege of walking near to Devon Falls and that is passing by the tea plantations and several tea outlets could be found nearby.
Devon Falls is also one of the waterfalls which got affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project but the authorities have agreed on providing sufficient waters to minimize the effect as far as possible.
Water level of this fall will be affected by the upper Kothmale Hydro Power project. But authorities have made some arrangements to provide continuous water supply to Devon to minimize the effect as far as possible.
Facts on Devon Falls
- Height - 97 m
- Watercourse - Kothmale Oya
- Location - A7 Highway. 7km from Thalawakale
- Altitude - 1,140m above the sea level