Hakgedi Ella Falls – හක්ගෙඩි ඇල්ල
|Height :||3 meters|
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.
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
- නෑසූ නුදුටු සුන්දරත්වය – හක්ගෙඩි ඇල්ල, ගාල්ල
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Map of Hakgedi Ella Falls
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Route from Galle to Hakgedi Ella
|Through : Galle – Deniyaya Road|
Distance : 25 km
Travel time : ¾ hours
Driving directions : see on google map