Lankagama Thattu Ella Falls – ලංකාගම තට්ටු ඇල්ල

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Lankagama Thattu Ella Falls

Lankagama Thattu Ella Falls – by Dr Ashan Geeganage

Height :14 metres ?
District :Galle

The stream which creates the Lankagama Doowili Ella goes on again to create this two cascade Thattu Ella waterfall which is about 14 meters(?) tall.

This waterfall lies on the southern border of Sinharaja Rain Forest on the Lankagama village.

This fall is the 2nd waterfall of five waterfalls created by this Hariyawa warter stream within a distance of less than 1 km.

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 Doowili 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 Doowili Falls, so you will have to give the 3 wheeler proper instructions.

The waterfall is not listed in the LCWF database.

You also can access the waterfall through Sinharaja Rain Forest which can be accessed through the Deniyaya – Mederipitiya route.

The waterfalls created by this stream are

Leach protection is highly recommended when hiking to these waterfalls.

Also See

Map of Lankagama Thattu Ella Falls

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Travel Directions to Lankagama Thattu Ella Falls

Route 1 from Colombo to Lankagama Lankagama Thattu Ella ( up to Mediripitiya)

Route 2 from Colombo to Lankagama Lankagama Thattu Ella ( up to Kosmulla, Lankagama Road)

Through : Southern Expressway – Elpitiya – Pitigala – Neluwa – Kotapola – Deniyaya – Pallegama – Mediripitiya
Distance : 190 km
Travel time : 4 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Southern Expressway – Kurundugahahetekma – Elpitiya – Pitigala – Thanwalama
distance : 115 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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