Lover’s Leap Falls
Just 30m, a leap which was renowned for the sacrifice of love made with the lives of two lovers was eventually named after them. The Lover’s Leap Falls incepts from the fountains of the highest mountain, The Piduruthalagala which is 2424 metres. The fall, falls over hard granite ledges and the water flowing is collected in a tank and used for drinking. The folk tale which is bounded around the waterfall is what which brings more people hear other than for the beauty of the waters.
Once a prince who went for hunting was lost in the jungle lost his way back and was rescued by a beautiful damsel. The two became inseparable lovers and the families of the royalty and the damsel’s did not agree on their love, so that they decided to sacrifice their lives in the mean of meeting back in their next lives and jumped down from the falls.
Take an enjoyable walk of around km from the Pedro Tea Estate crossing the main road and following the signs towards the tea manager’s bungalow along the dirt road. after following the footpath just beyond the small Shiva shrine you will see The Lover’s Leap falls.