Devil’s Staircase – Ohiya Sri Lanka

There are so many locations around the world called “Devil’s Staircase” (යකාගේ පඩිපෙල).

We also got one here in Sri Lanka and it is located between Kalupahana & Ohiya. If we explain what is the Devil’s Staircase is, it is a man-made zig-zag road which is extremely steep and difficult.

The most amazing part of this trip is the Route. It runs through amazing and dangerous nature surrounding and more importantly Bambarakanda Falls and Lanka Ella falls can be seen in the middle of this 14Km thrilling ride.

Bambarakanda Falls

Lanka Ella Falls


LocationDevils Stair Case – Ohiya
PermissionNot Required
ActivitiesTrekking, Photography , Camping
Transport4×4 , Motor Bike
Trip Time7 – 8 Hours
RouteColombo >
Rathnapura >
Balangoda >
Kalupahana >
Bambarakanda Falls >
Lanka Ella Falls >
Devil’s Stair Case >
Tea Estate >

Location can be approached from Ohiya Also but If you are supposed to camp at “Devils Stair Case”, the most recommended route is this.
Trip start point
WeatherCold / Misty
Special Notes– Tickets required to see Bambarakanda Falls
– A small hotel can find near the Bambarakanda Falls
– Take Foods or necessities from Kalupahana Junction
Water SourcesAvailable

There are vehicles who takes people this ride. you can contact them from Kalupahana Junction or from nearby bambarakanda Falls. However, marching along the way to Ohiya is the best experience you can get.

Below is a one contact we have.

There are few places you can choose for camping during this trip.

1 – Top of the Bambarakanda Falls

A great location to camp. there are campers who spend the night on the top of falls and sometimes might be difficult to find a good ground to set up your tent due to the steep.

2 – Devil’s stair case road

This location is also good for camping. the only issue here is vehicles might disturb your peace.

3 Tea Estate

This is the Last location you find right before the Ohiya Main Road which is suitable for set up the Camping Tent.

04 Horton Plains

Ultimate camping destination we can suggest you the Horton plains. Once you reach the Ohiya road, that road leads to the Horton Plains. Check our guide on Horton plain camping for further information.

This trip is another enjoyable trip and below are some photos we have.

Some of the good youtube videos we found for your guidance.

Let us have your comments below about your experience .

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