Katugas Ella Falls – කටුගස් ඇල්ල

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Height :6 meters
District :Ratnapura

Katugas Ella Falls is 6 meters high according the Eberhard Kautzsch  (A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka) but Dr H.A.P. Abhayavardhana in his book Heritage of Sabaragamuwa places the height to about 70 feet which is 21.7 meters. This waterfall lies on the Katugas Ela with its sources in the monsoon forests of the southern slopes of the Minuwangala mountain. Katugas Ela falls eventually  falls on to the Kalu Ganga,

From Weralupa junction and take a left hand turn towards Kospelawinna. After traveling 2Km’s you will approach a junction where you need to take a another left hand turn and come to a location with a cricket ground and a nearby bridge. There is a notice board put up by Nade gura organization showing directions towards Katugas falls at this point. Walk few hundred meters along the stream and continued up stream tackling rocks and streams and you will reach a small cascade of Katugas dola which will easily fool any person as Katugas falls. Actually the main waterfall is found further upstream. One needs to be very careful if it has rained due to the risk of slipping and falling in addition to flash floods.

Directions from srilankanwaterfalls.net ;

To reach the 6m high Katugas Falls, which is situated in the Ratnapura District, take the road from Colombo to Ratnapura and turn off at Weralupa junction. Head towards Koswinna for 2.5km until the small bridge, where there is a minor road. The fall can be found 100m down this road.

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Katugas Ella Falls Video

An informative video by Nade Gura Travel & Conservation Society

Travel Directions to Katugas Ella Falls

Route from Ratnapura to Katugas Ella

Route from Avissawella to Katugas Ella

Through : Moragahayata
Distance : 5 km
Travel time : 15 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Eheliyagoda Road
Distance : 43 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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