Bambarakanda Ella Falls – බඹරකන්ද ඇල්ල

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Bambarakanda Ella Falls - බඹරකන්ද ඇල්ල
Bambarakanda Ella Falls – බඹරකන්ද ඇල්ල
Height :241 meters
District :Badulla

Bambarakanda is the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka with a sheer drop of a 263 meters. In the world ranking its the 299th tallest waterfall in the world. The fall lies in the Badulla District among a evergreen forest in the Kalupahana Area.

This is not a wide waterfall but drops as a thin line from a rocky outcrop. The fall is formed by the Uduweriya Haputale mountain and Kuda Oya, a tributary of Walawe River.


To each the waterfall, you need to travel along the Balangoda – Badulla Route ( A4 ) to Kalupahana town. This small town lies between belihul Oya and Beragala. The turn off to wards the falls is identified by a small sign board. Travel along this curvy road for about 3.5 kms where you will come to place that the fall is directly visible to your left (see map bellow). This road is very narrow, washed away and full of pot holes. A four wheel drive is recommended though a van with a high ground clearance could get there. The base of the fall is few hundred meters from the road, and no clear path is available to reach there.

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Map of Bambarakanda Ella Falls

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Travel Directions to Bambarakanda Ella Falls

Route from Colombo to Bambarakanda Ella Falls
Though : Horana – Ratnapura – Pelmadulla – Belihuloya – Kalupahana
distance : 172 km
Travel time : 4 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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