Huluganga Ella Falls – හුළුගඟ ඇල්ල

Huluganga Ella Falls

Huluganga Ella Falls
  Photo by Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Height :75 meters
District :Kandy

Huluganga Ella Falls (75m in height) is one of many cascades created by the stream originating from the Knuckles mountain range. The cascading water sprinkles the villages of Elliyadda and Aratthana, before flowing to the Victoria Reservoir. It is popular with both local and foreign visitors and villagers regard it as part of their Dumbara heritage.

A dam had been built across the top of the fall under the Kundasale Water Supply Scheme, a project sponsored by Kundasale PC and the Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI) to supply water to the Kundasale Electorate. However, environmentalists have pointed out that there is not enough space between the dam and fall, causing a decrease in the flow of water.

Top of Huluganga Ella Falls

Top of Huluganga Ella Falls
  Photo by Dr. Ashan Geeganage

The fall is situated below the town of the Hulu River, near Panwila, (Kandy District, Panwilla Provincial Secretariat Division).

This waterfall became a well known sight some years ago as this fall was a primary location for the popular teledrama “Ella Langa Walauwa” ( Mansion by the Fall).

There are number of waterfalls in this area which can be visited in a single trip. They are

Also See

Map of  Huluganga Ella Falls

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The map above also shows other places of interest within a approximately 20 km radius of the current site. Click on any of the markers and the info box to take you to information of these sites.

Zoom out the map to see more surrounding locations using the mouse scroll wheel or map controls.

Huluganga Ella Falls Video

An informative video clip by Nade Gura Travel & Conservation Society

Travel Directions to Huluganga Ella Falls

Route from Matale to Huluganga Ella

Route from Kandy to Huluganga Ella

Through : Madulkele – Huluganga
Distance : 40 km
Travel time : ¾ -1 hours
Driving directions : See on Google Maps
Through : Madawala Bazar – Wavinna – Hulu Ganga
Distance : 31 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : See on Google maps

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