Tag: Nuwara Eliya District

Niriella Hathbamba Ella Falls – නිරිඇල්ල හත්බඹ ඇල්ල

Niriella Hathbamba Ella in full flow

The rather unknown Hathbamba Ella waterfall lies hidden by the trees unseen from the main road. Although unknown to the general public, this is a popular bathing place for the surrounding villagers.

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St. Clair’s Minor Falls – සාන්ත ක්ලෙයාර් කුඩා ඇල්ල

Top part of the St. Clairs Minor waterfall seen from the road

About 1300 meters above the the main St. Clair’s fall and 800 meters after the newly built Upper Kothmale Dam is a second waterfall of 50 m in height called St. Clair’s Minor Falls (St. Clairs Kuda Ella).

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Mulgama Seethagangula Ella Waterfall – මුල්ගම සීතගඟුල ඇල්ල

Seethagangula Ella Waterfall

The undocumented Mulgama Seethagangula Ella waterfall lies in the village of Mulgama just before Nallathanniya where the Sri Pada foot path starts. Hidden by foliage, there are 2 waterfalls within a close distance in the Seethagangula Steam about 800 meters before it falls on to the Maskeliya Reservoir.

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Hawari Oya Ella Waterfall – හවරි ඔය ඇල්ල

Hawari Oya Ella Waterfall on a rainy day

Hawari Oya is on such steam which flows from the mountains around Mandaramnuwara crossing the Mandaramnuwara Road and falling on to the Belihul Oya. The huge Hawari Oya waterfall is created on the last leg of the Hawari Oya stream just before it falls on the Belihul Oya.

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Eden Falls waterfall – ආදම් ඇල්ල

Eden Falls

Located bordering Knuckles mountain range, this waterfall which drops in 3 levels lies in a private property, a hotel run by the same name.

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Mandaramnuwara Ella II waterfall – මන්දාරම්නුවර හඳුනා නොගත් ඇල්ල II

Another undocumented waterfall in Mandaramnuwara

This undocumented waterfall can be accessed from the by road leading to the Kabaragala Estate from Mandaramnuwara road. Traveling 700 meters on this winding road, you will come to a “T” junction on a hairpin turn. Take the road to right and travel a further 450 meters until the road crosses a stream.

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Mandaramnuwara Ethiniwala Ella waterfall – මන්දාරම්නුවර ඇතිනිවල ඇල්ල

Mandaramnuwara Ethiniwala Ella waterfall

This undocumented waterfall lies in Mandaramnuwara which can be reached from Padiyapelella, the road dotted with number of waterfalls. The waterfall flows over an rock slope of about 45 degrees. Vertical height of this waterfall is about 16 meters.

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St. Clairs Falls – සාන්ත ක්ලෙයාර් ඇල්ල

St. Clairs Falls in 2003

Not only St. Clairs Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls but also the widest in the country. The Fall is situated about 500m away on the main Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Road but commands a clear view from the road.

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Ravan Ella Falls – රවන් ඇල්ල

Ravan Ella Falls

This 40m high Ravan Ella fall is located 37km from Nuwara Eliya on the Welimada – Perawella road near the Uduwahara temple. According to folklore a copper pot filled with gold sits buried right under the waterfall in the pool below.

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Center Ramboda Oya Falls – මැද රම්බොඩ ඔය ඇල්ල

Center Ramboda Oya Ella Waterfall

Height : 5 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The Ramboda Oya creates 3 waterfalls within few kilometres in the Ramboda Area. The first waterfall called the Ihala Ramboda Oya Ella (Upper Ramboda Oya Fall) is 12 meters and lies about

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Upper Ramboda Oya Falls – ඉහල රම්බොඩ ඔය ඇල්ල

Upper Ramboda Oya Falls

Height : 12 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The Ramboda Oya creates 3 waterfalls within few kilometres in the Ramboda Area. The first waterfall called the Ihala Ramboda Oya Ella (Upper Ramboda Oya Fall) is 12 meters and lies about

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Lower Ramboda Oya Falls – පහල රම්බොඩ ඔය ඇල්ල

Ramboda Oya Lower Falls

Height : 15 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The Ramboda Oya creates 3 waterfalls within few kilometres in the Ramboda Area. The first waterfall called the Ihala Ramboda Oya Ella (Upper Ramboda Oya Fall) is 12 meters and lies about

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Ramboda Ella (Puna Ella) Falls – රම්බොඩ ඇල්ල (පූනා ඇල්ල)

Ramboda Ella Falls / Puna Ella Falls

The Ramboda Ella (Puna Ella) double fall is unique in the ‘Y’ form where two waterfalls with two water sources merge in to one at the bottom. The water in the fall on the left is from the Puna Oya,

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Rajamale Ella Falls – රජමලේ ඇල්ල

Rajamale Ella Falls

This 45m Rajamale Ella Fall is located in the Siripada Reserve close to the Makara Thorana Entrance at Nallathanniya. Take the footpath situated in the middle of the tea plantation for 1km to Sri Pada Makarathorana.

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Poonkanda Ella Falls – පූනකන්ද ඇල්ල

Poonkanda Ella Falls

Height : 24  meters District : Nuwara Eliya Poonkanda Ella Fall is an unlisted 24 meter cascade lying close to the Mount Vernon Falls. This lies further down the stream after the Mount Vernon Falls. Alternate names : punakanda, puna

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Parakumpura Ella Falls – පැරකුම්පුර ඇල්ල

Parakumpura Ella Falls by Ashan Geeganage

Height : 9 meters District : Nuwara Eliya Parakumpura is a rural agricultural village lying 1700 meters above the sea levels between Nanuoya and Ambewela. This unlisted Parakumpura Ella Fall is located in Parakumpura near the Parakumpura School. The closest

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Palagolla Ella Falls (Wedamulla Ella) / පලාගොල්ල ඇල්ල (වෙදමුල්ල ඇල්ල)

Palagolla Ella Falls (Wedamulla Ella)

Palagolla Ella Fall is situated near Wedamulla village in the Palagolla area. Take the Kandy – Nuwara Eliya road, travelling past Sri Sudarshanaramaya and the 57th mile post.

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Okandagala Ella Falls – ඔකඳගල ඇල්ල

Okandagala Ella Falls

Standing at 63 m, the Okandagala Ella Fall is a spectacular sight during the rains of the eastern monsoon, when the water reaches the Belihul River.

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Mount Vernon Fall

Mount Vernon Fall

Height : 12 metres District : Nuwara Eliya This 12 meter Mount Vernon Fall lies in Dimbulla, close to Thalawakele on the Nawalapitiya – Dimbulla Road. Well away from the the main road, the waterfall is hidden to the casual

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Moray Falls – මොරේ ඇල්ල

Moray Falls

Moray Fall is located on the Moray estate on on the shadows of Samanala Range. The waterfall is fed by a stream originating from the Samanala Mountain Range

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Mohini Ella Falls – මෝහිනි ඇල්ල

Mohini Ella Falls

Height : 30 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The cascading water of the 30m Mohini Ella Falls is said to resemble the flowing locks of a woman. However, superstitious villagers avoid going near it after dark, fearing that a female

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Mapalalla Ella (Katugashinna Ella) Falls – මාපල ඇල්ල (කටුගස්හින්න ඇල්ල)

Mapalalla Ella Falls

The 45m Mapalalla Ella Fall (Katugashinna Ella) flows sluggishly until the eastern monsoon during December and March. An irrigation tank has been created, by damming the fall’s upper reaches.

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Mahakandura Ella Falls – මහකඳුර ඇල්ල

Mahakandura Ella Falls

The 102m Mahakandura Ella Falls is served by water from the Katukelle Estate (1200m). Below the fall is a canal network, constructed in 1888.

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Lakshapana Ella Falls – ලක්ෂපාන ඇල්ල

Lakshapana Ella Falls

The very popular 129m high Lakshapana Ella fall is thought to derive its name from the presence of iron ore (laksha) in the rocks over which the water flows. The fall was said to house a labyrinth of tunnels, one of which still exists.

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Kurundu Oya Ella Falls (Maturata Ella) – කුරුඳු ඔය ඇල්ල (මතුරට ඇල්ල)

kurundu oya ella

At 189m, Kurundu Oya Ella Falls (Maturata Ella) is the second highest fall in Sri Lanka. From its source, the Kurundu River, the water cascades down into a deep ravine before later joining the Mahaweli River.

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Helboda Ella Falls – හෙල්බොඩ ඇල්ල

Segment visible to main road of Helboda Ella Falls

Height : 60 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The road to Nuwara Eliya from Gampola is dotted with number of waterfalls specially between Pusselawa and Ramboda. S0me of the waterfall have names, some don’t and some waterfalls are seasonal. The

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Hakgala Ella Falls – හක්ගල ඇල්ල

Hakgala Ella Falls

Height : 5 meters District : Nuwara Eliya Hakgala Ella Falls is a small cascade with a total height of about 5 meters lying close to the famous Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Hidden way from the main routes, this waterfall is

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Windy Corner Falls at Blackpool

Windy Corner Falls at Blackpool

A 12 meter high waterfall called Windy Corner Falls lies in the cold climate of Blackpool in Nuwara Eliya. Blackpool lies just 3 kilometers off Nuwara Eliya Town on the road to Nanu Oya.

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Glassaugh Falls in Nanu Oya – ග්ලාස්සෝ ඇල්ල

Glassaugh Falls

The Glassaugh fall, 20m in height, is created near the railway crossing at Nanu Oya station. Nanu Oya station is on the left-hand side of the highway from Avissawella, through Hatton to Nuwara Eliya, in the Nuwara Eliya District, 6km from Nuwara Eliya.

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Gerandigini Ella Falls – ගැරඬිගිනි ඇල්ල

Gerandigini Ella Falls

  Height : 100  meters District : Ratnapura Nuwara Eliya Gerandigini Falls is an amalgamation of several falls  totaling a height of 270m. Such is its scale, the fall can be seen from a considerable distance. The stream springs from

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Galwala Ella Falls – ගල්වල ඇල්ල

Galwala Ella Falls

Height : 23 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The 23m high Galwala Ella Falls only flows during the rainy season and is one of several with origins in the Piduruthalagala mountain range (western slope). Split into three streams, the fall

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Galboda Ella Falls – ගල්බොඩ ඇල්ල

Galboda Ella Falls

Height : 30 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The Galboda Ella Fall (aka Galaboda Ella Falls) originates from the Galboda Canal (also known as the Hanguranketha River), in the Central Province wet zone. Annual rainfall here exceeds 4500mm, 60% of the

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Upper Elgin Fall – ඉහල එල්ජින් ඇල්ල

Upper Elgin Fall

Height : 5 meters District : Nuwara Eliya Located on the Elgin Estate at an altitude of 1500m, Elgin Estate Waterfall Cluster is 18km from the city of Nuwara Eliya. A multiplex of falls falling in serrated steps, it is

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Elgin Front Falls – එල්ජින් ඉදිරි ඇල්ල

Elgin Front Fall

Height : 24 meters District : Nuwara Eliya Traveling by train from Talawakelle to Badulla the 24m high Elgin Front Falls could be observed in the side where the station is located. However the fall itself is not pellucid from

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Elgin Falls – එල්ජින් ඇල්ල

Elgin Falls

Height : 25 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The 25m-high Elgin falls shares its name with a Scottish city and a tea estate. It is situated on a tributary of the Dambagastalawa River, the source of which is in the

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Elgin Estate Fall – II – එල්ජින් ඇල්ල – II

Elgin Estate Fall - II

Height : 23 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The first 10m Elgin Estate Fall – II in the Elgin Estate seen cascading from a mountain to the right of the road. From Talawakelle there is a bus to the site

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Elgin Estate Fall – I – එල්ජින් ඇල්ල – I

Elgin Estate Fall - I

Height : 23 meters District : Nuwara Eliya This waterfall cluster consists of 5 identified waterfalls. They are Elgin Falls Elgin Estate Falls I Elgin Estate Falls II Elgin Front Fall Elgin Upper Falls Located on the Elgin Estate at

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Diyathiri Ella Falls – දියතිරි ඇල්ල

Diyathiri Ella Falls

Height :  30 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The source of the Diyathiri Ella waterfall is a tributary of the Maha Oya (river), which springs from a height of 1574m on the north-west slope of Gentry Box Mountain. After the

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Devathura Ella Falls (Thewathura Ella) – දේවතුර ඇල්ල (තේවතුර ඇල්ල)

devathura / dewathura falls

Formerly known as ‘Thevatura Falls’ (Tea Waterfall), the Peratas Tea Estate and factory are located above. The Devathura Ella Falls cascades over several platforms, thought only a 10m section is visible from the road, and eventually joins the Kotmale Reservoir.

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