Clean and untouched Kadiyanlena/Kataboola falls is truly an amazing place to visit. It is quite famous among local waterfall hunters and a must see place if you are a nature lover. Kadiyanlena is located in Nawalapitiya, precisely in Kadiyanlena village. This is near Hatton, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy.
It has five stages and each falling step creates clean natural pools. According to locals, the first pool at the bottom is close to 100 feet deep and forbidden to use. Other four pools are relatively safer and less than 10 feet deep. Water is crystal clear, cool and fresh; just the sight of such freshness refreshes your body, especially if you are sick of chlorinated swimming pools in Colombo. Alcohol consumption is prohibited near the falls, so the environment remains very clean and peaceful.
Since it is not popular among normal travellers, it is not crowded like most of the famous waterfalls. Even during weekends it is empty. Keep in mind there are no good hotels or guest houses in Nawalapitiya area, but it is the closest big town. Kadiyanlena falls is accessible from Nawalapitiya Talawakele road (B-117 road, Kandy- Nuwara Eliya border). If you are planning to see Kadiyanlena falls, please do not harm this spectacular environment and leave only your footprints behind.
There are leeches so take lime or salt water.