Waterfalls are one of the most fascinating natural phenomena. The mesmerizing sight of free-falling water, the thunderous roar as it hits the rocks below, and the curiosity of what lies behind the aqueous curtain, all contribute to this fascination. In comparison to its size, Sri Lanka has a surprising abundance of many things, including waterfalls. The Island has about 100 waterfalls, but there may be some undiscovered. Many of these waterfalls are of impressive height, the tallest being Bambarakanda, which is 263m. Even if they aren't, they are usually distinctive for some reason or another. For more information see www.waterfalls.lk (which is rated amongst the top 20 websites in Sri Lanka ) Below you will find descriptions of, and directions to, 8 remarkable Sri Lankan falls (listed in alphabetical order).