One of Sri Lanka’s widest waterfalls is St Clairs Falls is known as “Little Niagara” because of its distinct beauty. The 20th-highest waterfall in Sri Lanka is this one. The fall is comprised of two falls, the bigger fall, and the lesser fall. 80 meters (260 feet) high and 50 meters (160 feet) wide, the greater fall (Maha Ella). a 50m shorter fall (Kuda Ella) (160ft). This fall is a tributary of the Mahaweli River and was created by the Kotmale Oya. 1076.92 meters are above sea level. Additionally, the main fall is three kilometers from Thalawakele.
In addition to its natural splendor, this fall helps the country produce electricity. There are five primary waterfalls used in the Upper Kotmale hydro project, including St. Clair’s. Water is flowing at a constant rate of 47,250 m3 in the Fall. Each day, it is roughly 10.30 hours. St. Clair’s service does not just focus on enhancing Sri Lanka’s aesthetics.
Little Niagara’s beauty raises the district of Nuwara Eliya’s worth. You may enjoy a unique picturesque vista while floating down blue water from three levels combined with two falls.
Over three sandstone cliffs, a waterfall cascades into a sizable pool. St. Clairs Falls has a special beauty that captures the viewer’s attention because of these twin falls. 500 meters separate the fall from the main road. You can get a close-up look at fall by squeezing through some shrubs. A distant perspective of the curve around the 90 km post is provided by St. Clair’s Fall. Fall provides a complete glimpse of it for this point. Fall is also close to St. Claire’s at the Mlesna Tea Castle. While sipping authentic Ceylon hot tea, you may admire the splendor of St. Clair’s autumn leaves.
The major Nuwar Eliya-Colombo route is not far from St. Clairs Falls. This lovely natural species can be seen once you’ve passed Hatton. Fall will make you feel calm and relaxed because of all the greenery around it. As the most beautiful natural gift to Sri Lanka, Little Niagara should not be missed if you are planning your next trip to Nuwara Eliya.
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