Mandaramnuwara Kabaragala Ella waterfall (මන්දාරම්නුවර කබරගල ඇල්ල)

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Height :approx 25  meters
District :Nuwara Eliya

Manadaramnuwara is a small village hidden in the shades of Piduruthalagala Mountain range on the northern side of the mountain. The town is also known colloquially as the ‘Misty City’ as it is shadowed by the adjoining mountain ranges and is shrouded in mist for the majority of the day.

The town is surrounded by mountain ranges such as Piduruthalagala, Gonapitiya, Udgabbala and Kabaragala thus it receives only few hours of direct sunlight for a day.

Mandaramnuwara first appears in the written histoty during the period of Kandyan kingdom. However forklore carries this area to the times of king Ravana, over 4500 years back in to the history. It is believed that due the natural barriers surrounding this area, it has been a fort of king Ravana. Even today, a spherical unusual rock found scattered in this area are carefully collected by the villagers and used as a medicine for stomach problems. The rock is made of small parts resembling cooked rice is called “Ravana Guli” is said to be balls of rice thrown off the  Dandumonara flying machine (Vimana) which had turned in to stone.

Another legend states  a prince called Malsara used to live here and it was called the Malsaranuwara which later became Mandaramnuwara.

The considarably tall Kabaragala Ella lies inside the Kabaragala Estate off Elamulla. To reach the waterfall you need to hike throgh the tea estate for about 1 hour to reach a mini hydro project. From there you need to walk up the stream for a short distance to reach the waterfall.

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Travel Directions to Mandaramnuwara Kabaragala Ella waterfall

Route from Kandy to Mandaramnuwara Kabaragala Ella waterfallRoute from Nuwara Eliya to Mandaramnuwara Kabaragala Ella waterfall
Through : Hanguranketha – Rikillagaskada
Distance : 55 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours + 1 hour hike
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Through : Kandapola
Distance : 42 km
Travel time : 2 hours+ 1 hour hike
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