08 September 2010

Devon


Devon is another famous waterfall in Sri Lanka.

It is situated close to St. Clair Waterfall of Thalawakele. In fact like St. Clair, you can view this picturesque sight from A7 road (Avissawella – Nuwara Eliya).

The fall is more than 300 feet high and it is formed of a tributary of River Mahaweli, known as Kothmale Oya.

33 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Wooo.. People are staying up there. Like staying in a heaven.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rainfield,
Yes, Those who live up there, can see similar views everyday. My kind of heaven :)

Carol said...

Kirigalpoththa, Stunning! All the lush green and the rush of water... 300 feet! Heavenly ... Yes!

SACHIRA said...

It's one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka for me. Have you been to Devon tea centre as well? There, you can enjoy a nice cup of tea while absorbing the beauty of the waterfall.

CR said...

Hello, Kiringal.

Thanks for your visit and for your kind words.
It was good to have known your excellent Blog. I will return with more time to see everything you have here.
A hug for you.

Linnea W said...

That's quite a large waterfall!

George said...

This is a beautiful waterfall -- one of the most impressive I've seen. You know how much I like waterfalls and I thank you for sharing this with us.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

What a beautiful area!! I love all of the angles in this capture.

That has to be some kind of powerful force, with the amount of water spilling down! I imagine you could hear it from where you took the pic?

btw: Those tall trees to the right of the falls are so gorgeous! Do you know what kind of trees they are?

Me-shak said...

Lovely! I once saw it when it was raining and it looked really brown, like Milo. This is much better. Super work, K, As usual :D

Cheers!

Frieda said...

What an impressive sight...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh it's so neat to come to your blog to see gorgeous waterfalls, K.... They make my heart go 'pitter-pat'... ha... I really love seeing all of your beautiful photos. Thanks SO much!!!
Betsy

Indrani said...

Great capture of the fall. Scenic!

Naquillity said...

love waterfalls. they are a great subject to photograph. you can get so creative with them. beautiful capture. hope all is well.

Vicente B said...

so green, so lovely. Unbelievable.

cat said...

Very beautiful :)

Amila Kanchana said...

I've seen this fall from St. Clare tea center. Have you gone near the fall?

Anjana said...

Looks likeit in full flow

betchai said...

the landscape is so inspiring, the waterfall amidst vivid green.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Carol,
Yes, it is 300 feet of one big water splash!

Sachira,
I am not sure about Devon, Tea Centre. But I went to a super place called 'Mlesna' Tea Castle which had a great view of Devon. I had a good lunch there and bought some nice tea there. Also they had a mini hall full of exhibits related to tea industry.

CR,
You are welcome and thanks for your comments :)

Linnea,
Thanks a lot :)

George,
I knew you will like it. Yes, it is a grand waterfall!

Amaris,
Yes, I could see the sound of splashing water from there quite well. It was a heavenly sight. Sorry, I have no idea of those trees, but yes they are quite nice. I'll let you know if I get more info about them.

Me-shak,
Yes, when there is rain in the upstream, the water get muddy for few hours. This day it was silvery white :)

Frieda,
Thanks very much.

Betsy,
I knew this will be an interesting picture for you. I will try to show a closer picture of this one one day.

Indrani,
Thanks very much.

Thanks all for your comments :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Naquillity,
Yes, waterfalls are photographer's delight. Every angle brings a total different picture.

Vicente,
Thanks a lot!

Cat,
Many thanks :)

Amila,
Guess there are few tea centres nearby. I took this one from a place near 'Mlesna' Tea Castle. I could not go near the falls. But must do it one day :)

Anjana,
Yes, full of water :)

Betchai,
Yes, the greenery in this area multiply the beauty of the falls.

Thanks all for your comments. :)

Sankara Subramanian C said...

WOW! Waterfall amidst dense greenery. A blissful monsoon sight!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sankara,
Thanks a lot :)

Chavie said...

Lovely snap. I guess this and St. Clair are the waterfalls that a most number of people have seen. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
Yes, mostly because they are situated by the side of A7 main road and Kandy-Badulla railway line.

Joyful said...

It is so lovely to see photos of where you live. I have two friends from Sri Lanka (from the north) and I was trying to ask them about the scenery in that country. I can now see some of it thanks to you :-)

Knatolee said...

Breathtaking!

Al said...

Great shot, that looks like an amazing waterfalls. I also love to photograph waterfalls, in fact I recently went on a hike where there was one waterfall after another (although nothing like this one).

Kirigalpoththa said...

Al,
Yes waterfalls are photographer's delight. What ever the angle or timing you get a good photo. This waterfall is a quite big one. But I also have found many smaller waterfalls during my hikes like you mentioned. Thanks for our comments.

Ann said...

who is Devon named after? I had a student called Devon, and a fellow teacher whose surname is Devon.

Very beautiful.

Harumi said...

Waterfalls are always fascinating no matter where they are. And with this kinda height like 300 feet.. wow.. it definitely is a treat to the eyes.

BTW if you've got a close up of this fall, don't forget to post it later.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Ann,
There is an estate nearby of that name, maybe the falls also got the same name.

Harumi,
Sorry, I have never gone close to the falls. All the photos were taken from the road. But I promise you to post a closer picture soon. :)

Nicole said...

What an awesome sight!
I can almost hear the water come crashing down!
I love waterfalls!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nicole,
Glad you like it. Thanks a lot for your comments!!