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Hunnas Falls

Matale, Ancient Central, Sri Lanka.
Location : Matale
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The Knuckles Mountain Range extends up to Matale – the Hunnasgiriya is located at one end, 1,765 metres above sea level. A group of five streams flow from here and meet to form the Maha Oya Reservoir, which leads on to Hunnas Falls (48 metres high and 12 metres wide) and the Sudu Ganga (river).
Above the fall lies 32 hectares of land with an artificial lake and patch of jungle belonging to a private hotel. The woodland consists of cyprus, pyness (pines), teak, phihimbia, huna and ratadel, hathawariya and types of orchids also grow here. The surrounding area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, porcupine, monkey, mongoose, wild boar, pangolin and the forest eagle owl, while the water is alive with fish.
Folklore has it that during the Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka, he visited Hunnasgiriya before Samanalakande, to leave a print of his foot. At that very moment, a giant lizard living on the mountain gave out a cackling sound, disturbing the Buddha. The Buddha responded by tying the offending lizard’s throat and it is said the lizards that reside near the fall have been mute ever since.
Local villagers also believe that during times of prolonged drought, the Gambara deity is seen carrying a torch through the mountains at midnight.

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