Ethamala Ella Waterfall (ඇතාමළ ඇල්ල)

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Height (in metres)52
DistrictMatara

The Ethamala Ella Fall is so named as an elephant is said to have died after being swept along in the powerful water, which tumbles down an impressive 52m drop. The area surrounding the fall is alive with wildlife, particularly birds, whose songs mingle with the sound of the rushing water.

Situated near Akurassa town in the Matara district (in the Pitibaddara Divisional Secretariat Pavuruthota village’s GS area). If approaching from Morawaka town, head towards Neluwa Pitabaddara for 5km to Ethumala junction. Turn left and continue for another 3km. If approaching from Akurassa town, take the Siyambalagoda Road to Pitabaddara town. From here it is a further 14km to the Ethumala junction, at which turn right and continue for 3km.

It is said that this massive waterfall fed by the Nilwala River was on an Elephant Migration Path and an elephant fell to death off this 52-meter fall. Thus this waterfall was called Etha Mala Ella.

Alternate names:  Etha Mala Ella, Etha Mala Falls, Ethu Mala Ella, Ethu Mala Falls, Ethumala Ella, Ethumala Falls

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Travel Directions to Ethamala Ella Waterfall

Route from Colombo to Ethamala Ella
Through : Southern Expressway – Kurundugahahatakma – Elitiya – Pitigala
Distance : 170 km
Travel time : 4 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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