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Dunhida waterfall is one of beautiful waterfall of Sri lanka .It is not the highest waterfall in srilanka ,But the beauty is not less. It 210 feet of height. which is at Soranathota place of Badulla Sri Lanka. Dunhinda waterfall is made by jump water with high gap of Badulu river. The falls are the highest on the Badulu Oya River that flows on the mountain border of the Uva highlands and eventually surrenders itself to the Mahaweli river. To reach the Duhinda Falls one has to travel 5 Kilometer from Badulla by the Mahiyangana stretch, and trek another 2 kilometer from the main road while he enjoys the beauty of the Badulu Oya valley. When you visiting dunhida waterfall you must careful about foot path which lead to dunhida. Leach . this area is very popular for leaches .very enjoyable trip. When visiting Sri Lanka don’t forget to visit this place
According to the folk history of Badulla, there was a time when the whole area, which is now the Badulla valley, was inundated due to the rever being blocked by a Wild creeper which had grown where the Dunhinda begins its drop. The king of that time gave a commission to a subject to have the creeper removed and save the valley. The task took three months and saw the birth of the waterfall and the safety of the valley
Dunhinda is considered to be one of the most enchanting falls in Sri Lanka and is in close proximity to Badulla town. The water resembles a thin cloud as it cascades 63m downwards into a large pool. The backdrop to the fall is known as 'Dunhinda Adaviya'. 'Dunhinda' translates to 'spraying/vapour waterfall' - the word 'dun' means 'gave/was given', while 'hinda' means 'evaporate'.


This fall is steeped in history. The area was once inhabited by indigenous people - the Veddha tribe. During the time of King Rajasinhe, a giant fern got stuck at the top of the fall, between two mountains. This acted as a dam, which resulted in the flooding of Badulla town. Seeing the gravity of the situation, the king entrusted the task of clearing the sluice to a person named 'Ranhavadidaraya'. After toiling for three months he managed to clear the water and the town re-emerged.

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