Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls – ලංකාගම දූවිලි ඇල්ල

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Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls

Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls – photo by Danushka Senadheera licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Height :23 meters
District :Galle

The Lankagama Duwili Ella Fall could be accessed either from Deniyaya or Galle, Neluwa area. The track to the fall is through difficult terrain. The fall is located in Lankagama Village, Hiniduma Electorate, Galle District.

The 23m Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls is located in the border of Sinharaja & Consenting it is borne from the ‘Hariyawa brook’s (W) branch. An intriguing aspect is the hidden cave measuring 2m in height and 4m in length, which is located at the base of the fall. It is believed to be the hiding place of a Brahmin of Yore. From the front of this cave, the cascading fall could be pellucid viewed

This fall is the last waterfall of five waterfalls created by this Hariyawa water stream within a distance of less than 1 km. The waterfalls created by this stream are

Leach protection is highly recommended when hiking to these waterfalls.

Other names : Lankagama Doowili Ella, Lankagama Dowili Ella, Lankagama Duvili Ella, Lankagama Doovili Ella, Lankagama Dovili Ella

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Travel Directions to Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls

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The closest paths to the falls which lies in the Sinharaja Rain Forest are Neluwa – Lankagama route.

Neluwa can be reached from Colombo through 3 routes. The Falls lies close to the village of Lankagama on the Kosmulla – Lankagama road. After traveling about 7 kms on this route you will also pass another beautiful waterfall called Neluwa Duwili Falls. Travel further 15 km (approx) to reach Lankagama. Parts of this road has been concreted but some sections are highly dilapidated. You will require a 4 wheel drive, lorry or a 3 wheeler to reach Lankagama. The waterfall can be viewed from the road itself or walk few meters in to the jungle to get a better view.

Alternatively, you can take a 3 wheeler from Neluwa. They will probably take a shorter route to Lankagama. This route has a bridge which only a 3 wheeler can go. Anything wider will find it very difficult to squeeze through. But this route will bypass the Neluwa Duwili Falls, so you will have to give the 3 wheeler proper instructions.

Google Maps has marked the road only up to Neluwa Duwili Falls. Therefore the route below stops at Duwili Ella.

Route 1 from Colombo to Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls

Route 2 from Colombo to Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls

Though : Southern Expressway – Kurundugahahetekma – Elpitiya – Pitigala – Thanwalama
distance : 115 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapA 15 km stretch from Pitagala to Thawalama is in a bad state with large pot holes and might take a good 1 hour off the total time. The balance part of the road is in a good stage
Though : Kalutara – Mathugama
distance : 130 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapThe Road from Mathugama is being widended and currently in a bad state. Not recommended to take this route until road construction work is completed.
Route 3 from Colombo to Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls
Though : Southern Expressway – Pinnaduwa (Galle) – Akmemana – Kottawa – Nakiyadeniya
distance : 200 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapLonger route but best road at the moment
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