Dumbara Ella Falls (දුම්බර ඇල්ල)

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Height :20 meters
District :Matale

At the foot of the 20m-high Dumbara Falls, there is a cave that can accommodate up to eight people. The pools near the fall are of great zoological importance to Sri Lanka as found here are several species of fish, such as Garra phillipsi, Puntius martenstyni, Puntius srilankensis, Labeo fisheri and fresh water shrimp, as well as the otter (Lutra lutra).

The fall is situated in the Kalupahana area, Matale District (Laggala Divisional Secretariat). Take the road from Matale via Rattota for 36km, or travel the 7km from Laggala, to reach the ancient villages of Illukumbra, Rathninda and Mahalakotuwa, which belong to the Dumbara Forest. From any of these villages, it is then a four-hour trek through the thick jungle.

Lying far away from human habitation and inside the virgin forests of Knuckles, this waterfall is also referred to as “Knuckles Podi Dowili Ella” or  “Knuckles Kuda Dowili Ella“.

References

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

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Travel Directions to Dumbara Ella Falls

Route from Matale to Dumbara Ella Falls (Atanwala Area)
Through : Rattota – Pitawala
Distance : 40 km
Travel time : 1.5 hour
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