Katu Kithul Ella Falls – කටු කිතුල් ඇල්ල

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Height :15 meters
District :Ratnapura

It is said that the Katu Kithul Ella Falls (15m in height) takes its name from the katukithul tree or thorny palmyra (Oncosperma fasciculatum) located at the top. There are many superstitious tales linked to the fall. One is that a vision of a large person clad in white is sometimes seen descending down the flow of water. Anybody who witnesses this spectre will become sick.

Another notion held by local elders is that if someone happens to pass by in the vicinity of the fall, sand will be thrown up at dusk. In addition, there is a belief is that during the early hours a blue light travels down the fall in the direction of Sri Pada.

The fall is situated at the village of Amunutenne, in close proximity to the Ratnapura Wevelwatte highway.

Following are the waterfalls lying on the Ratnapura - Wewalwatte route

waterfalls lying on the Ratnapura - Wewalwatte route

  1. Anda Falls
  2. Goxin Falls
  3. Katu Kitul Falls
  4. Hal Falls
  5. Dehena Falls
  6. Pandi Oya Falls
  7. Mandanagiri Falls
  8. Wewel Falls
  9. Bambarabotuwa Falls
  10. Alupola Falls
  11. Demala Ella
  12. Beruwatta Falls

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Map of Katu Kithul Ella

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Travel Directions to Katu Kithul Ella

This waterfall lies between the 22nd and 23rd kilometer posts on the Ratnapura and Wewalwatta road. The waterfall is right next to the road and can be viewed from the road it self.

Route from Ratnapura to Katu Kithul Ella

Route from Balangoda to Katu Kithul Ella

Through : Wewelwatta Road
Distance : 22.5 km
Travel time : 40 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Wewelwatta Road
Distance : 28 km
Travel time : 50 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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