Aradunu Ella Falls – අරදුණු ඇල්ල

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Aradunu Ella Falls

Aradunu Ella Falls – Photo by Ashan Geeganage

Height :30 meters
District :Badulla

The 30m-high Aradunu Ella Falls is so named because of its bow shape. According to folklore, King Walagamba (an ancient ruler of Sri Lanka) took refuge from south Indian invaders inside a cave found near the fall. There is also said to be a tunnel to the rear of the fall that leads up to Passara Raja Maha Vihara (temple).

Currently, the fall is dammed for the nearby tea factory and hydro-electricity project. As a result, the fall can only be visited during the dry seasons, when turbines are inactive.

Situated in the Badulla District’s Passara Electorate on the Loggalla Oya (river), which begins in the Namunukula Mountain Range, this fall flows through an abandoned savannah grassland that is now used for agriculture.

Anda Falls is situated in Galaboda village, in the Ratnapura District.

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Travel Directions to Aradunu Ella Falls

The nearest city is Passara. From there, head along the Madosima road for 3km and turn left after the power loom, down a narrow road that leads to the fall.

To view the fall during the rainy season you need to get to the fall by 8 AM before the water gets diverted to the mini hydro plant.

Route from Badulla to Aradunu Ella

Route from Ella to Aradunu Ella

Through : Wewelwatta Road
Distance : 32 km
Travel time : 1 ¼ hour
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Wewelwatta Road
Distance : 40 km
Travel time : 1 ½ hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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