Lankagama Brahmana Ella Fall (ලංකාගම බ්‍රාක්මණ ඇල්ල)

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Height :17 meters
District :Galle

Lankagama Brahmana Ella Falls is situated on 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 it’s both, right and left branches meet. A hydropower station is located below. The name of the fall is steeped in history. Folklore narrates that during the reign 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, and while fleeing he slipped down the fell to his death.

Another says that a Brahmin from India bent on acquiring a golden melon from a place called Puhulegama married the eldest daughter of a family. According to tradition he sacrificed their firstborn 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.

The 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 on 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

References

  1. Lanka Council On Waterfalls. (n.d.). Lanka Council On Waterfalls. http://www.srilankanwaterfalls.net/

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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 map
Though : Kalutara – Mathugama
distance : 130 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
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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