The Devil’s Staircase is an almost 10 km route from the Horton Plains road in Ohiya going down through tea estates beautiful landscapes and terrains to Bambarakanda . This route is famous for being a forward route with its craggy twists and turns earning its rather frightening name. It is a wonderful trek with breathtaking views of the Southern plains of Sri Lanka and its main attraction, the Bambarakanda falls (263 meters), the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. The trail that spans from Ohiya to Bambarakanda falls and is considered one of the most scenic routes in Sri Lanka.
The two most popular points on the route is the “V cut”, a channel cut through the hill to allow the road to pass through. You will come across this after entering the Udaweriya estate.
Passing this, the road will go across a stream which create the tallest fall in the country, the Bambarakanda Falls.