One of most beautiful waterfall, Devon Waterfall is in Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. It is located close to St. Clair’s Waterfall and some 06 km from Talawakele at the 20th km post along the Avissawella – Nuwara Eliya A7 Highway. Due to its unique formation, this waterfall is known as the “Veil of the Valley”. Devon Waterfall is 97 meters in height. The name of “Devon” derives to this waterfall from a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon. His plantation was situated nearby to this waterfall. And this is the 19th highest waterfall in the country also.
As mentioned above, the Avissawella – Nuwara Eliya A7 Highway is the best and accessible route to this waterfall. But if any visitor wants to do more adventurous thing, he/she can reach the top of the falls by turning left from Dimbula and taking the Dimbula – Nawalapitiya road. After travelling some 700 meters, the top of the waterfall is visible. The base of this Devon Waterfall is located some 500 meters down and if any travelers wants to access this base, that traveler should access via a descent through lush Sri Lanka’s tea estates. As the St. Clair’s Waterfall, this Devon Waterfall is also a victim of the “Upper Kotmale Hydro Project”. It has results in the water levels becoming irregular. However, the best view of this waterfall can be having from Dimbula, where a dedicated viewing platform has been established. The wide open space in front of the Devon Waterfall makes its look even more enormous and it is an attractive view.
There are another ways to enjoy the views of this beautiful waterfall. One is possible from the rail tracks closer to Watagoda, about 10 km from Talawakele. And the second way of viewing the beauty of this Devon Waterfall is from the hamlet of Midigama. While travelling by a train on the Kandy to Nuwata Eliya line, viewing this Devon’s beauty is the other way of enjoying this fascinating scenery and catching a glimpse of the impressive Devon Waterfall. Therefore, Devon Waterfall is one of main attractions in Sri Lanka and if any visitor travels in the hill country, he/she should make a stop at this location (it is places at a convenient location) and should enjoy this magnificent gift of nature.