Lankagama Brahmana Ella Fall – ලංකාගම බ්‍රාක්මණ ඇල්ල

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Height :17 meters
District :Galle

Lankagama Brahmana Ella fall is situated in the border of the Sinharaja Forest with a 17m height, which is fed by the Hariyawa brook. This brook had been dammed at the point where its both, right and left braches meet. A hydropower station is located below. The name of the fall is steeped in history. Folklore narrates that during the rein of King Walagamba, a Brahmin had stolen a golden melon, intended to be enshrined in the Batuwangala. The King sent his army to apprehend him, while fleeing he slipped down the fall to his death.

Another says that a Brahmin from India bent on acquiring a golden melon from a place called Puhulegama married eldest daughter from a family. According to he sacrificed their first born in a ritual and obtained the golden melon. A youth named Mugunanal showed the Brahmin the escape route. But when crossing the waterfall, he was pushed down to his death.

Location of the Water Falls is Kollomtotuawa, Hiniduma Electorate Galle District. The fall could be accessed either from Deniyaya or Galle District Neluwa Area. Travel for 1.2km in the Pellawatte Road, and then along the Mawita- Kosmulla Road to where the fall is situated. The fall borders the Kollomthotuwa Road. Only tracked vehicles can travel along the route.

This fall is the last waterfall of five waterfalls created by this Hariyawa water stream within a distance of less than 1 km. The waterfalls created by this stream are

Leach protection is highly recommended when hiking to these waterfalls.

Other names : Lankagama Bramana Ella, Lankagama Brakmana Ella

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Travel Directions to Lankagama Brahmana Ella Fall

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.

Google Maps has marked the road only up to Doowili Falls. Therefore the route below stops at doowili ella.

Route 1 from Colombo to Brahkmana Ella Falls

Route 2 from Colombo to Brahkmana Ella Falls

Though : Southern Expressway – Kurundugahahetekma – Elpitiya – Pitigala – Thanwalama
distance : 115 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapA 15 km stretch from Pitagala to Thawalama is in a bad state with large pot holes and might take a good 1 hour off the total time. The balance part of the road is in a good stage
Though : Kalutara – Mathugama
distance : 130 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapThe Road from Mathugama is being widended and currently in a bad state. Not recommended to take this route until road construction work is completed.
Route 3 from Colombo to Brahkmana Ella Falls
Though : Southern Expressway – Pinnaduwa (Galle) – Akmemana – Kottawa – Nakiyadeniya
distance : 200 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google mapLonger route but best road at the moment

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