Bandigewatta Ella Falls – බංඩිගේවත්ත ඇල්ල


Height :24 meters
District :Ratnapura

The 24m tall Bandigewatta Ella Falls, which eventually flows via tributaries to the Walawe River, derives its title from an ancient local ruler by the name of Bandiya. At the foot of the fall is, according to villagers who claim to have explored it, an endless and dark passage. The land upstream of the fall has been used for tea plantations and this has caused environmental degradation.

Bandigewatta Falls is situated in the Ratnapura District. To reach it, take the Ratnapura – Deniyaya road to Suriyakanda (Sooriyakanda) village.

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Map of Bandigewatta Ella Falls

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The marker points to approximate area in Suriyankanda.  The waterfall is said to lie very close the junction but exact location is unknown.

The map above also shows other places of interest within a approximately 20 km radius of the current site. Click on any of the markers and the info box to take you to information of these sites.

Zoom out the map to see more surrounding locations using the mouse scroll wheel or map controls.


Travel Directions to Bandigewatta Ella Falls

Route from Ratnapura to Suriyakanda Juction

Route from Deniyaya to Suriyakanda Juction

Through : Palmadulla – Madampe – Rakwana
Distance : 41 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Rakwana Road ( A17)
Distance : 24 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

Directions are upto the Suriyakanda Juction. The waterfall is said to lie very close the junction.


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