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St Clair's Falls, Nuwara Eliya

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St. Clair's Falls (Sinhala: සාන්ත ක්ලෙයාර් ඇල්ල) is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". It is one of six waterfalls affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project.

The falls are situated 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of the town of Talawakele on the Hatton-Talawakele Highway in Nuwara Eliya District.
The falls are located along the Kotmale Oya, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, as it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool, running through a tea estate, from which the falls derive their name from. The waterfalls consist of two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall"), which is 80 metres (260 ft) high and 50 metres (160 ft) wide and "Kuda Ella", (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall"), which is 50 metres (160 ft) high and located immediately downstream of the main fall. St Clair's falls are the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
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  • Wonderful experience on Hatton, Nuwara eliya Road. This waterfall said to be the widest in Sri Lanka. Have a nice view point in the main road and you can visit a little museum as well. They will... 
    Wonderful experience on Hatton, Nuwara eliya Road. This waterfall said to be the widest in Sri Lanka. Have a nice view point in the main road and you can visit a little museum as well. They will...  more »
  • This waterfall cascades into two steps. In the rainy season, we can see a wider water stream. This waterfall is one of a very beauitful waterfall in Sri Lanka. 
    This waterfall cascades into two steps. In the rainy season, we can see a wider water stream. This waterfall is one of a very beauitful waterfall in Sri Lanka.  more »
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  • Need to be lucky to see the water fall in full flow. The water supply is limited when it is stocked for power generation at the Upper-Kotmale Hydro Power Plant. Nice observation desk open for public and a canteen type hotel is located beneath. A must stop-over for first time travellers.
  • One of the beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka. Must visit place. There is parking and a little restaurant. Beautiful in rainy days.

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