Aberdeen Falls in Nuwara Eliya District is a 98 m (322 ft) high waterfall on the Kehelgamu Oya, a tributary of the Kelani river, one of the 20 highest waterfalls on the island. There is a platform to enjoy the view to Aberdeen The pool is crytal clear, but bathing here is slightly dangerous because of underwater currents and rocks but managable. Sri lanka’s very picturesque Aberdeen Falls is rarely visited, still a pleasant place off the beaten track.
The beautiful Aberdeen Falls are located 4.5 km south of Ginigathena, as the crow flies, 9 km by road. Ginigathena is a small town at the mountain pass of the same name, it’s the place where the well constructed road B 319 branches off from the A7 main road leading from Colombo via Kitulgala to Hatton and Nuwara Eliya. You can reach Aberdeen Falls on a 6 km long trek starting in Ginigathena. But you can also drive much closer to the waterfalls, the road via Norton bridge leads to the other side of the Kehelgamu river. A 1 km long trail with a long stairway leads to the foot of the waterfall. You can reach this southern end of the trail on a direct road from Kitulgala, too, though it is not entered in maps and quite bumpy and not easy to find due to several intersections without traffic boards.
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