Dodan Ella Falls (දොඩං ඇල්ල)

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Height53 meters
DistrictRatnapura

This 53m-high Dodan Ella Fall cascades in two sections. On either side of the upper segment, there are two elephant trunk-shaped stone arches. The fall’s source is the Devipahala Ela Canal, which flows through Demalegama village before pouring off a rock ledge. The surrounding wooded area contains herbal plants such as ruliya, hathmetiya, vitex attissima and helapeda. Diverse species of wildlife can also be found here, including wild boar and deer.

The site was used for the filming of a Sri Lankan motion picture, ‘Inspector Champa’. Local villagers believe the area may be of some archaeological significance too – the ancient caves of Batawita and Batalena in Kuruwita, where early humans once lived, are nearby. If the relevant authorities investigated, it is thought that many buried secrets could be unearthed.

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References

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

Map of  Dodan Ella Falls

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Travel Directions to Dodan Ella Fall

Take the Colombo – Ratnapura road and turn right at Higashena bazaar, down Devipahala road. Continue for 5km to find the waterfall, which is situated along the route that also leads to Bopath Falls.

Route from Ratnapura to Dodan Ella Route from Avissawella – Rathnapura to Dodan Ella
Through : Rajagiriya – hanwella – Avissawella
Distance : 83 km
Travel time : 2.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Distance : 5 km
Travel time : 15 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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