The Pahanthuda waterfall is located in the Ratnapura district, about 1.5 kilometers from Belihuloya. It is 5 meters high. The waterfall gets its name from the “pahana” in the shape of the bottom of the pool, which is a clay lamp used in Buddhist temples, the waterfall resembling a wick.
Hike to Pahanthuda waterfall
The Pahanthuda waterfall is a branch of the Belihuloya reservoir. It is popular for its mysterious beauty and peaceful natural surroundings. Hiking through the jungle at Pahanthuda Waterfall is an interesting adventure for enthusiastic hikers. The waterfall provides water for small hydroelectric plants and water for the surrounding residents.