Hakgedi Ella Falls – හක්ගෙඩි ඇල්ල


Hakgedi Ella Falls - The pool where the eel is said to live

Hakgedi Ella Falls – The pool where the eel is said to live

Height :3 meters
District :Matara

Hakgedi Ella Falls is a small waterfall which is probably about 3 meters tall lying in the rural village of the Porambakananke on the Galle – Akkuressa Road. The source of this fall is Polathu Ganga. The area which the fall is located is called Kumarawatte/ Harambawatte.

Although small in size, this fall is surrounded by many folklore.

Hakgedi Ella Falls - where the treasure is said to be hidden

Hakgedi Ella Falls – where the treasure is said to be hidden

Hakgedi Ella Falls - where the treasure is said to be hidden

Hakgedi Ella Falls – where the treasure is said to be hidden

It is said that a Hakgedi (a conches shell) and a pot was carved on a large rocky surface near a pool of water at the fall. It is said that a treasure belonging to a ancient king is hidden beneath this pool.

This treasure is protected by an eel with earrings from water and and large cobra from the land.

It is said that the regional king had his castle in the kandewatte area lying close by and the prince used to come this fall to bath. Therefore area was know as Kumarawatte ( prince’s garden). The prince is also said to lean his fighting skills in this area so this was also known as harambawatte. It is said that the remains of this castle is still can be seen.

This waterfall is not listed in LCWF database

Primary Source : lankadeepa.lk

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Travel Directions to Hakgedi Ella Falls

Route from Galle to Hakgedi Ella

Through : Galle – Deniyaya Road
Distance : 25 km
Travel time : ¾ hours
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