Kanabadu Ella Falls – කනාබදු ඇල්ල

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Kanabadu Ella Falls

Kanabadu Ella Fall during the dry periods
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Height :30 meters
District :Ratnapura

Flowing down 30m and over a vast expanse of rocks 2m wide, the source of the Kanabadu Ella Fall is an aquifer. Except during times of severe drought, the flow of water is constant. Folklore has it that a giant cyclops, named Kanna Badda (hence the fall’s name), lived nearby who stole to make his living.

One day the villagers spotted him and gave chase. In order to escape, the giant is said to have run into a cave at the fall and pulled a stone across the entrance, where it has remained ever since.

Along the road between Ratnapura and Deniyaya, the fall is 2km from the village of Nedola.

Another waterfall which lies nearby is the Ethawetunu Falls (Ella).

Also See

Map of Kanabadu Ella Falls

The marker below indicates the approximate location of the fall near Ulugala.

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The map above also shows other places of interest within a approximately 20 km radius of the current site. Click on any of the markers and the info box to take you to information of these sites.

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Travel Directions to Kanabadu Ella Falls

Route from Ratnapura to Kanabadu Ella

Route from Embilipitiya to Kanabadu Ella

Through : Pelmadulla – Madampe – Rakwana
Distance : 70 km
Travel time : 2 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Rakwana Road
Distance : 30 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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