Hunas Falls Waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls located near Matale, Sri Lanka. which can further be described as an ideal place to visit in the Matale area. This is another waterfall that is located in the Knuckles Mountain Range. Because it is located on the famous Hunnasgiriya Mountain, the locals dubbed it “Hunas Ella.”
Hunnasgiriya is a major peak that is located in the western part of the Knuckles Mountain Range. The height of the peak is more than 1500 m. It is much closer to Elkaduwa town in Matale District.
How do I reach Hunas Falls Waterfall?
Before reaching the Hunas Falls Waterfall, any traveler should first come to Kandy or Matale. If you travel via Matale, then you can reach the place via Elkaduwa. The distance from Matale to Elkaduwa is about 21 kilometers. But the distance from Kandy is about 25 kilometers. If you start the journey from Kandy, then you can reach the place via Wattegama. It’s easy to find the destination thanks to Google Map. Elkaduwa is a popular location for spice cultivation. There are lots of spice gardens during the journey. The road is in fair condition, but there are some bends.
The beauty of the Hunas Falls Waterfall
The notification boards along the route will state that you have arrived at the destination. Parking facilities are available for those who visit in their own vehicles. You should pay 100 rupees (in 2019) to take a ticket at the entrance. Then you have to walk around 300 meters to reach the Hunas Falls Waterfall. The traveler should be concerned during the little walk because of the leaches. It’s better if you can bring leach protection methods on rainy days. Once you start the walk from the entrance, you will see a distant picture of a waterfall. It’s really awesome and nice.
A short walk will bring you close to the fall. The place consists of a small bridge, and it’s an ideal place to view the actual beauty of the Hunas Falls. It’s not a dangerous place for anyone. Therefore, you can take different kinds of photographs from different angles. The best times to visit and take photos are in the morning or evening. But it’s not easy to reach the waterfall during rainy days.
Other Hunas Falls Waterfall Facts
Hunas Falls is not a natural waterfall. It’s an artificial waterfall made by the Elkaduwa plantation. The height of the falls is around 48 m. It is considered one of the widest waterfalls in the country. In the bottom of the falls, there are some summer huts and other facilities. The park is ideal for taking a rest while seeing the beauty of Hunas Falls. In the upper part of the waterfall, there is a big lake. The lake is controlled by the Amaya Hunas Falls Hotel. It’s a nice-looking hotel to stay at around there.
After the end of this journey, you can also visit the summit of Hunnasgiriya Mountain. Most of the Matale and Kandy districts can be seen from here. However, you must obtain permission from the entrance to visit there. Sembuwaththa is another beautiful place near this place. You can also visit there if you are seeking the best places to visit in the Matale area.