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Aberdeen Falls Ginigathhena (2024 Best Guide)

 Are you ready to embark on an exciting adventure hike to Aberdeen Falls – Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with all the information you need to know!


Aberdeen Falls in Nuwara Eliya - Waterfall

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Travel Time

3 Hours 30 Minutes


98 m


Nuwara Eliya

Where is the Aberdeen Waterfall located in Sri Lanka?

Prepare for an extraordinary journey on breathtaking waterfall. This waterfall is located in Nuwara Eliya district near Ginigathhena town. The height of this waterfall is about 98m, it is about 8m in width and it has achieved 18th place among the highest waterfalls and one of the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka

You know what? There are seven waterfalls in the Aberdeen upper area that can be hiked through footpaths.

The main water source for Aberedeen is Kehelgamu Oya, it is a tributary of Kelani River. This waterfall is at the end of Aberdeen estate. For that reason, this waterfall may have been called Aberdeen Falls.

The wall of Aberdeen falls has a solid layer of rock and there is a belief among the people that behind this waterfall wall there is a tunnel that extends to Laxapana Falls.

Aberdeen Falls in Nuwara Eliya - Waterfall

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How to visit Aberdeen falls?

There are two main ways to travel to this waterfall from Ginigathhena town.

  1. You can reach the upper part of the waterfall by coming from Ginigathhena town on the Ella Uda Theniagala road.
  2. This place can be reached by coming from Kalaveldeniya road from Kalugala.
Aberdeen Falls in Nuwara Eliya - Waterfall

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Best Time to Visit Aberdeen Falls

The dry season, which lasts from November to April, is the ideal time to visit Aberdeen, Sri Lanka. This time of year has excellent weather and is great for visiting Aberdeen’s gorgeous surroundings.

Things to do in Aberdeen Falls

Can I hike at Aberdeen?

Definitely! There are two entry points for the upper area of the waterfall and the lower area of the fall. In the upper area, there are seven waterfalls that can be seen by going on the trail. It is not that popular. Most of the travelers are going to enjoy the Aberdeen fall view.

So we recommend you enjoy the upper area of the waterfall first if you love to have a little hike, then come back to the main road entry point, and then go ahead to the entry point for the lower fall. There are steps that have been carefully constructed to make a safe and accessible walkway going to the lower fall. Furthermore, if you stand near the rails, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the waterfall.


Can I swim at Aberdeen Falls?

Swimming is not recommended in this location due to the existence of sand flats that might collapse. However, you can still enjoy the breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Upper Aberdeen Falls in Nuwara Eliya


Can I camping on Aberdeen Falls?

Luckily Yes, there is a paid camping site available in the upper fall area that offers a secure environment for camping. Additionally, if you prefer, you can also enjoy camping in the lower fall area on your own.

Camp Area on Upper Aberdeen Fall

Upper Aberdeen Falls in Nuwara Eliya


View of the upper camping area

Upper Aberdeen Falls in Nuwara Eliya



What are the nearby locations of Aberdeen waterfall?

The best 10 places to visit nearby Aberdeen Falls

Aberdeen Waterfall

Seven Virgins Mountain

Senteliyas view point

Laxapana Falls

Kithulgala Water Rafting

Belilena Cave

Galboda Waterfall

Sri Pada / Adam's Peak

Castlereigh Reservoir

Gartmore Falls

Moray Falls

All other nearby places

  • Norton Bridge Dam – 6 km
  • Double Cutting, 0th Mile Post – 6 km
  • Seven Virgins Mountain Range, Saptha Kanya, සප්ත කන්‍යා කදු පන්තිය – 11 km
  • Sunken Town of Maskeliya (Old Maskeliya Town) – 15 km
  • Diyagalla Ella Falls දියගල්ල දිය ඇල්ල – 15 km
  • Lenthiri ella falls ලේන්තිරි ඇල්ල – 18 km
  • Belilena Cave – 19 km
  • Ravana Gala (රාවණා ගල) – 19 km
  • Kalu Wala ” කළු වල” – 21 km
  • Manna Kathi Ella – 22 km
  • Sampath Ella – 23 km
  • Polgaswatta Ella Falls – 25 km


  • Minuwan Ella Falls – 28 km
  • Mohini Falls (මෝහිනී ඇල්ල) – 28 km
  • Hathdinnath Ella Falls – 29 km
  • Budumaloka Waterfall – 31 km
  • Rakkanawa Water Fall – 31 km
  • Sudugala Falls – 34 km
  • Nakkavita Ella Falls – 39 km
  • Devon Falls – 39 km   
  • St. Clair Falls – 40 km  
  • Colombo view point lihiniyagala – 42 km
  • Eli Hatha Falls in Maliboda | මාලිබොඩ ඇලි හත – 49 km


Aberdeen Waterfall Details

Country Sri Lanka
Province Central province
District Nuwaraeliya
Road details Kaduwela > Avissawella > Ginigathhena​ > Aberdeen Falls
Elevation 660m
Waterfalls height 98 m (322 ft)
Total width 8 m (26 ft)
Watercourse Kehelgamu Oya
Camping Yes
Swiming Not Recommended

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