Ratnapura is the nearest city to the Demala Ella fall that is situated on a tea estate bordering a stretch of the Sri Pada Jungle. Take the road from Ratnapura to Bambarakotuwa and Wewelwatta, which then winds through lush plantations and the villages of Kudamagaka, Ravuladola, Pollwatte and Rilegama until reaching the Egarasland and Halwatura summit junctions. From here, turn left and follow the short winding road to the twin falls. Due to the difficult terrain, a four-wheel drive vehicle is the best mode of transport. The Ratnapura rest-house is 27km away.
You can reach the waterfall from Wewelwatte town. Turn uphill and travel about 2.6 km which will take you right to the bottom of the Alupola fall. On the way you will get a good view (though far away) of Beruwatte Falls from number of places.
If your next destination is Beruwatte Falls you can either continue on this road which will connect to the Wewelwatte – Balangoda road. From here you need to turn back towards Wewalwatte and travel about 1.5 km to reach the Beruwatte Falls. On this route you will also be able to see the Demala Ella far away.
The Demala Ella lies below Alupola Ella but there is no access road to the waterfall. You will have to walk through the jungle or you can see this waterfall on on the circular road passing Alupola Ella.
Following are the waterfalls lying on the Ratnapura-Wewalwatte route
- Aanda Ella waterfall
- Goxin Falls
- Katu Kithul Ella Waterfall
- Hal Ella Waterfall
- Dehena Ella Waterfall
- Pandi Oya Ella Waterfall
- Mandanagiri Ella Waterfall
- Wewel Ella Waterfall
- Bambarabotuwa Ella Waterfall
- Alupola Ella Waterfall
- Demala Ella Waterfall
- Beruwatta Ella Waterfall
- Waterfalls of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of Demala Ella Falls
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