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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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Kande Ela Forest Park – කන්දේ ඇල වනෝද්‍යානය

Entrance to the Kande Ela Forest Park

Driving past the picturesque road to Horton Plains from Nuwara Eliya, just has you pass Kande Ela reservoir you will come across the Kande Ela Forest Park (aka Kande Ela Forest Garden), an forested area developed for education purposes by the Department of Forest Conservation.

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Glen Falls – නුවරඑලිය ග්ලෙන් ඇල්ල

Glen Falls Nuwara Eliya

The river serving the Glen Falls originates from the northern side of ‘Single Tree Hill’ (with an altitude of 2070m) on the boarders of the Nuwara Eliya town.

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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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Mystic Lovers Leap Fall at Nuwara Eliya

Lovers Leap Waterfall in Nuwara Eliya

The 30m Lovers leap fall lies about 3.5km away from the Nuwara Eliya City center on the hills of Sri Lanka. The fall is easily reachable by vehicle.

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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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Kataboola Ella Falls (Kadiyanlena Ella) – කැටබූල ඇල්ල

Kataboola Falls / Katabula Ella Falls / Kadiyanlena Ella Falls

Kataboola Ella Falls is located in Kadiyanlena village, 10 km away from Nawalapitiya. Thus this waterfall is also called Kadiyanlena Ella Falls.

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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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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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Devon Falls – ඩෙවෝන් ඇල්ල

View of the falls from the Hatton Road

Height : 97 meters District : Nuwara Eliya Devon Falls is one of the most popular waterfall in the country specially due its clear view from the popular Hatton Nuwara Eliya Road. The best view is from Dimbula where a special

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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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Demali Ella Falls (Twin Falls) – දෙමලි ඇල්ල

Demali Ella

Height : 105 meters District : Ratnapura Demali Falls is 105m in height and flows to the Deni River. It is said to have got its name from ‘demala’, meaning twin falls. There is a massive crevasse at the base

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Dunsinane Falls (Pundalu Oya Ella) – පුන්ඩලු ඔය ඇල්ල

Dunsinane Falls

Height : 100 meters District : Nuwara Eliya This impressive 100m-high Dunsinane fall  (Pundalu Oya Ella) cascades in a spectacular sequence of steps before flowing to the Pundalu Oya (river), the Kotmale River and finally the Kotmale Reservoir. The nearest town

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Welimada Bomburu Ella Falls – බෝඹුරු ඇල්ල

Bomburu Ella Falls

Height : 30 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The beautiful Bomburu Ella Falls (also known as Perawella Falls) s a collection of about 10 little-known jungle waterfalls, situated between 1500 and 2000m above sea level in the Sita Eliya Kandapola

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Andawala Ella Falls – ආඳාවල ඇල්ල

Andawala Ella Falls

Height : 40 meters District : Nuwara Eliya The Andawala Ella Fall flows from the Nayameruhinna mountain range and is 40m high. It is situated in the Andawela village, which is in the Nuwara Eliya district between Walapane and Hanguranketha.

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Aggra Upa Ella (Agra Upa Ella) – අග්‍රා උප ඇල්ල

Agra (Aggra) Ella Falls

Height : 25 metres District : Nuwara Eliya Aggra Upa Ella adjacent to the left of Agra waterfall power Station. The stream originates in the Ambewela Jungles. Both waterfalls are in close proximity, and flows to Agra reservoir, before flowing

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Sri Pada Falls / Adam’s Peak Falls / Gartmore Falls – ශ්‍රී පාද ඇල්ල

Sri Pada Falls / Adam's Peak Falls / Gartmore Falls

This waterfall is commonly known as Sri Pada falls due its proximity to Sri Pada holy mountain. Since this waterfall lies inside the Gatmore estate it is also known by the name Gartmore Falls.

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Aberdeen falls, Nuwara Eliya – ඇබර්ඩීන් ඇල්ල

Aberdeen falls

Height : 98 metres District : Nuwara Eliya The impressive 98m fall makes up a section of the Kehelgamuwa River and joins the Maskeli River at Kalugala before flowing into the ocean via the Kelani River. Unfortunately, the Norton Bridge

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Horton Plains National Park and the Great World’s End – හොර්ටන් තැන්න ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය හා ලෝකාන්තය

Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park lies 2000 meters above seat level among the second and third tallest mountains in Sri Lanka – Kirigalpotta and Totapola.

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Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve – හක්ගල දැඩි ස්වභාවික රක්ෂිතය

The purple-faced langur (Semnopithecus vetulus), also known as the purple-faced leaf monkey

Hakgala, which is adjacent to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, is the only Srict Nature Reserve (SNR) in the wet zone and was declared in 1938.

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Seetha Amman Temple (Kovil) at Sita Eliya – සීතා අම්මාන් කෝවිල

Seetha Amman Kovil - Seetha Eliya

NUWARA ELIYA, the picturesque Sri Lankan hill station known for its fine quality tea, has seen a growing traffic of visitors to what tourist brochures term “the only Seetha Amman temple in the world”.

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