The Devils Stair hike in Sri Lanka passes abandoned estates and beautiful rolling hills covered in green tea while hiking to Bambarakanda Falls that are 263m high.
Morning we take the train from Ella-Haputale or Bandarawela to Ohiya at 7.AM. The train journey will be about one and half hour and its one of the best railway travels in sri lanka. This Devils Stair hike in Sri Lanka offers you the opportunity to hike on one of the most famous routes in Sri Lanka.
Hiking to Bambarakanda Falls the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka through a path in the mountain with panoramic view in the tea plantation and tea plantation villages. Along the way we will meet the families that live in the village and also we can visit the little school in the village.
If you are happy you can share with the children some sweets or a school pens with them and they are happy to see a visitor pass by them because always they see the same Faces of the people who live there. We will also see the lady’s picking tea in the plantation and we can also join them for 10 or 15 minutes to pick some tea and experience the tea picking that we drink tea all our life
The Devils Stair hike in Sri Lanka is a harsh 18 km trail from Ohiya to Bambarakanda Falls near the Horton Plains. All hikes start at 8:30am. Enjoy lunch on the trail. You will be spending approximately 7 hours of solid hiking over rough terrain in the hills. Bambarakanda Waterfalls is the tallest in Sri Lanka, falling down a height of 263m.
Qhile hiking to Bambarakanda Falls you will pass by abandoned estates, beautiful rolling hills covered in fields of green tea, bubbling streams you will also come across some awe-striking views as you hike along the broken roads, and barely visible trails. You will pass by a village where tea plantation workers live also you can visit the schools of the village in the hike
Then you will be passing through an area called “Devil’s staircase” a very narrow with three hair pin bends and at the end of this the tea estate the scenery come more fascinating.
After from a tea plantation village you will be going down to a forest and reach to a waterfall called “Lanka Falls” lankafall is one of the most beautiful waterfall in the hidden forest not many people visit this fall so most of the time the all waterfall just for you to enjoy, and where you would be able to swim and have a cold bath in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall. You will be having you’re picnic lunch Your lunch will consist of Sandwiches of two kinds pancake with coconut sugar, along with some seasonal fruits for dessert.
After swim, picnic and a nice rest we continue our trek further down where you will come to see Sri Lanka’s highest waterfall “Bambarakanda”. And we will go to the foot of the waterfall to enjoy the big water falling down Then you will be descending further with the view of Bambarakanda waterfall view. Here too if you wish you can have a swim at the base of the waterfall but some time they will be lot of people, You will be enjoying every bit of the journey with the mind-blowing beauty of the surroundings.