Devon Falls

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Devon Falls
UG-LK Photowalk - 2018-03-25 - Devon Falls (2).jpg
LocationTalawakele, Sri Lanka
Coordinates06°57′06″N 80°37′47″E / 6.95167°N 80.62972°E / 6.95167; 80.62972Coordinates: 06°57′06″N 80°37′47″E / 6.95167°N 80.62972°E / 6.95167; 80.62972
Elevation1,140 m (3,740 ft)
Total height97 m (318 ft)
Number of drops3
WatercourseA tributary of Kothmale Oya

Devon Falls, known as the 'Veil of the Valley', is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km (3.7 mi) west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on the A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation was situated nearby the falls.[2] The waterfall is 97 m (318 ft) high and is the 19th highest in the country. The falls are formed by a tributary of Kothmale Oya, which is a tributary of Mahaweli River.[3] The elevation of Devon Falls is 1,140 m (3,740 ft) above sea level.[4][5][6]

The waterfall in March 2018

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  1. ^ "Devon Falls". Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Catching a Glimpse of the Impressive Devon Waterfall". The Daily Mirror. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  3. ^ Senanayake 2004: 1
  4. ^ Abhayawardena 2004: 2
  5. ^ Senanayake, Chanaka (2004). Sri Lankawe Diya Eli. Sooriya Publishers. ISBN 978-955-8892-06-0.
  6. ^ Abhayawardhana, H.A.P. (2004). Kandurata Praveniya. Sri Lanka Central Bank. ISBN 978-955-575-092-9.