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 that during the early hours, a blue light travels down the fall in the direction of Sri Pada.

The fall is situated in the village of Amunutenne, near the Ratnapura Wevelwatte highway.

Following are the waterfalls lying on the Ratnapura-Wewalwatte route

waterfalls lying on the Ratnapura - Wewalwatte route
  1. Aanda Ella waterfall
  2. Goxin Falls
  3. Katu Kithul Ella Waterfall
  4. Hal Ella Waterfall
  5. Dehena Ella Waterfall
  6. Pandi Oya Ella Waterfall
  7. Mandanagiri Ella Waterfall
  8. Wewel Ella Waterfall
  9. Bambarabotuwa Ella Waterfall
  10. Alupola Ella Waterfall
  11. Demala Ella Waterfall
  12. Beruwatta Ella Waterfall

References

  1. Lanka Council On Waterfalls. (n.d.). Lanka Council On Waterfalls. http://www.srilankanwaterfalls.net/

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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 roads. The waterfall is right next to the road and can be viewed from the road itself.

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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