Devon falls

Devon falls, Sri Lanka

This waterfall in located in the hills district of Sri Lanka, the landscape is like a postcard out this way. The view is refreshing from distance.

More Information – ‘Devon Falls is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.’ – Wiki

Carrying tea leaves

carrying tea leaves on her back, Sri Lanka

This strong women who works in Tea estate, was carrying a bag off of tea leaves to the factory. Work hear is hard, I have so much respect for this hardworking mothers. If you look close she has the knife that picks the tea leaves tucked in at the front of her garment.

Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada)

Adam’s peak (Sri Pada), Sri Lanka

This was taken from distance using 100-400mm lens Lumix G9, you maybe able to notice the temple on the top peak of the mountain, you might have to look closely.

I have climbed this peak only once, during the season large crowds climbs this mountain. When you start climbing around 6pm it will take till sunrise to get to the top due to the crowed, but once you get to the top, the views are breath taking. There is a sacred temple with Load Buddha’s footprint, which is covered and protected by the temple, where every Buddhist go to pay the respect and pray. It is in Buddhism know fact that Load Buddha has visited the top of this mountain 2500 years ago.

More information – Wikipedia extract – ‘Adam’s Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Load Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.’

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wider view, Adam’s peak (Sri Pada)

Little Niagara of Sri Lanka

St. Clair falls (Little Niagara of Sri Lanka), Sri Lanka

St. Clair’s Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka”. It is one of six waterfalls affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project.

The falls are situated 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of the town of Talawakele on the Hatton-Talawakele Highway in Nuwara Eliya District.[

The falls are located along the Kotmale Oya, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, as it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool, running through a tea estate, from which the falls derive their name from. The waterfalls consist of two falls called “Maha Ella” (Sinhalese “The Greater Fall”), which is 80 metres (260 ft) high and 50 metres (160 ft) wide and “Kuda Ella”, (Sinhalese “The Lesser Fall”), which is 50 metres (160 ft) high and located immediately downstream of the main fall. St Clair’s falls are the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

Reference – Wiki