Arambe Ella Falls – අරඹේ ඇල්ල

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Arambe Ella Falls

Arambe Ella Falls

Height :54 meters
District :Ratnapura

The 54m tall  Arambe Ella Fall’s name originates from the ‘arama’ through which it flows – an area of jungle rich in resources such as food, wood, water and medicinal plants, traditionally utilised by hill country farmers. Some aramas date back thousands of years. In this particular example, local trees and fruits such as jack (Artocarpus heterophillus), breadfruit (Artocarpus nobilis), rasakinda (Tinospora cardifolia), cane (Celamus rattan), na (Mesue ferrea), kumbuk (Terminalia arjuna), cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) and goraka (Garcinia spp) can be found.

The source of this fall is a tributary of the Rakwana River, which springs from the Sinharaja Forest. Until colonial times when plantations were introduced, this arama fully satisfied the needs of local villagers, who accordingly gave the impressive 14m-wide fall its name.

Take the road from Rakwana to Yahalawela village, which after about 1km leads up to the Lenark State Plantations. Here stands the fall, in the Rakwana area.

photos courtesy of Ashan Geeganage

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Travel Directions to Arambe Ella Falls

From Rakwana take the Masimbula Road which lead to Godakawela. Pass the Dalveen (Dalwin) fall and there is a road leading to the falls in the Lenark estate. From end of this road, you need to walk towards the Rakwana River to find the fall.

Route from Colombo to Arambe Ella

Route from Ratnapura to Arambe Ella

Through : Avissawella – Pelmadulla – Kahawatta – Madampe – Godakawela
Distance : 135 km
Travel time : 3.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Pelmadulla – Kahawatta – Madampe – Godakawela
Distance : 45 km
Travel time : 1-1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
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