The Goxins Fall (Goskin Falls) gets its name from a British planter, Goxin, said to have been adept at aquatic sports. It is 50m in height and up to 50m wide during the rainy season. The source of the fall is Bubula in Mannikaya Patana. The water flows over a rock to join the Kaluganga River at Gilemale. At the base of the fall, the water plunges into a deep pool, though the exact depth is unknown. The surrounding area is mainly used for tea plantations.
The fall is located 25km from Ratnapura town, Ratnapura District, Palmadulla area. Take the Ratnapura – Wewelwatte road and turn left at Nugapola town onto the Dehena – Kande road. Go through Wewalketya village and Kambiadia. From here it is 4km to Halakande village where the fall can be found.
Take the Welelwatte road from Ratnapura and turn to Dehena Kanda Road from the Nugepola Junction. Travelling about 4 km you will come across the stream which forms the waterfall, From here you need to trek into the jungle to reach the top of the waterfall. To reach the bottom of the falls, you need to go through a more difficult steep terrain.
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
- Lanka Council On Waterfalls. (n.d.). Lanka Council On Waterfalls. http://www.srilankanwaterfalls.net/
- Waterfalls of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of Goxin Falls
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Goxin Falls Video
|Route from Ratnapura to Goxin Falls
|Through : Malwala – Wewalwatte Road
Distance : 25 km
Travel time : 45 minutes + ( some trekking)
Driving directions : see on google map