SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 7 – NUWARA ELIYA – LOVER'S LEAP WATERFALL

by Antonio Gil September. 21, 2019 212 views

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Lover's Leap

Lover's Leap

♫♫ Lover's Leap – Lars Brogaard ♫♫

This beautiful 30m high Lovers Leap fall in Nuwara Eliya is incipient of the streams and brooks of Sri Lanka’s highest mountain, the Piduruthalagala (2524m). It flows over hard granite ledges and the water is collected in a tank and used for drinking.

In dry spells, the flow is languid The fall is said to derive its name from the tragic tale of a prince, who while hunting in the jungle, lost his way. He was rescued by a beautiful damsel, and the two became inseparable lovers. But the match was not to the liking of the prince’s subjects, so the two decided to immortalise their love by leaping from the top of the fall to their death.

Superstitious villagers avoid the fall at night.

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Buster Bruce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Exquisite in every way!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you dear friend

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Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great series of images. I love #1 and #4

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot my friend

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Don Baird 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great photos. I've never seen terracing planting like that.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Don Baird 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Not even when you visited China? I think they are very similar to rice plantations in that country. Thanks Don

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Bill Baird 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great photos. The flowering plant chose a great place to live. Beautiful.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It receives the mist coming from the waterfall at all times. Thanks dear Bill

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Beautiful waterfall and #4 in B& W really makes the fall dramatic. Nice series.  I am assuming in #1 those patches are all tea. Rather interesting, they look like small green throw rugs.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I do not know if it's all tea, but i think there are more different cultures in those patches. Thanks dear Camellia

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Francesc 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic views....Amazing falls...Happy weekend Antonio!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Happy weekend my friend, and thanks for the favs and comment smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nice,good fashionstyle in #2. Was it a big waterfall

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

More to protect the camera than myself smile Not really, average size i would say. Thanks Peter

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