Bolthumbe Aliya Wetuna Ella Falls – බොල්තුඹේ අලියා වැටුන ඇල්ල

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Bolthumbe Ella

Bolthumbe Ella
photo source : Sooriyawewa Sumedha Thero

Height :~8 meters
District :Ratnapura

The waterfall on the Bothumba Oya close the popular Bolthumbe Saman Devalaya is known as “Aliya Wetuna Ella” or simply “Bolthumbe Ella”.  The name  “Aliya Wetuna Ella”  means the ‘waterfall from which a Elephant fell’  which probably refers to a past incident at the falls.

The waterfall lies on the road to the famous Bolthumbe Saman Devalaya. About 250 meters on this road, you will come across a ‘Sapaththu Palama’ where the Bothumba Oya crosses the road. The waterfall lies above this point and you need to walk through the jungle along the stream to reach this hidden waterfall.

This fall is not listed on the LCWF website


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Map of Bolthumbe Aliya Wetuna Ella

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Travel Directions to Bolthumbe Aliya Wetuna Ella

Route from Deraniyagala 15km along the Nuriya (Noori) Road is the at Punchidodava estate. From here a short distance walk to the fall. However, this route is difficult. Another way is to come Deraniyagala Town and then take a bus from Palledage.

Route from Balangoda to Bolthumbe Aliya Wetuna Ella

Through : Bogawanthalawa Road
Distance : 17 km
Travel time : 30 minutes + hike
Driving directions : see on Google Maps

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