The breathtaking Pahanthudawa Falls is situated about 2 km from the small town of Belihuloya in 19 km off Balangoda on the A4 road. This is the last one of a series of waterfalls created by Belihul Oya before it streams into Samanala wewa Reservoir. This waterfall creates a small but deep pool at the bottom which is said to be of immeasurable depth and is in a shape of wick of a lamp- helps deriving it name (pahana – a lamp). To reach the falls, one should travel about 1.5 km on Ihala Galagama road starting from famous Belihuloya Rest house and follow the road leading to mini hydro power plant. Witnessing the falls is quite challenging as one must have to cross the stream and follow the steep valley upstream.

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