|Height :||03 meters|
The Deiyagala Ella Waterfall in Kalutara lies in the eastern border of the Paniyawela Mukalana in the Yagirala Forest in Walallawita DS division. The fall is fed by a stream flowing through the virgin forest of Yagirala with crystal clear water creating a number of pools.
The waterfall lies close to the Deiyagala Hermitage which has been blamed for blocking the stream above the waterfall for a micro hydro project to provide electricity to the hermitage. This has drastically reduced the flow of water to the waterfall.
Walallawita lies 18 km from Welipenna exit of the Southern Expressway and 15kms from the Kurundugahahathakma exit. From Walallawita town you need to take Aviththawa road for 1.5 km until you reach a narrow road which leads to the Deyyiagala Hermitage. After traveling about 1/2 km, you will come across a narrow footbridge. The fall and be observed from bridge itself. To reach the Hermitage you need to walk another 800 meters passing the bridge. The waterfall can be reached by going down stream for 10-20 meters after crossing this footbridge.
This is part of a 2 waterfalls in the same location, the bigger brother of the two, 11 meter high Thotas Ella lies above the foot bridge is a popular bathing place and draws huge crowds in the week ends.
Due to closeness to the hermitage and the past activities, it is prohibited to take any alcohol or musical instruments to the waterfall area.
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Map of Kalutara Deiyagala Ella Falls
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Route from Welipenna Exit to Deiyagala Ella Falls
|Though : Ittapana|
distance : 25 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map