Kiriella Ella Falls (කිරිඇල්ල ඇල්ල)

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Height :18 meters
District :Ratnapura

Kiri Ella Falls is 18m tall and 4m wide and cascades down from the Kabaragala Mountain (Alligator Mountain). Its white water is said to resemble milk when viewed from a distance, hence its name. Kabaragala Mountain is itself so named as it looks like an alligator’s back.

According to folklore, a king called Rajasinhe visited the fall and sculpted a horse from stone, which is said to signify that treasure is hidden in the area.

The nearest town is Kiriella, 15km from Ratnapura. The fall is located at the Epitawela Nedun Raja Maha Vihare Temple, in the village of Handukande, where the overflow from the fall on both sides of the temple spills into a canal.

Due to the mountain range where the fall is located, this waterfall is also called “Kabaragala Ella” Fall.

References

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

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Route from Panadura to Kiriella Falls (Kabaragala Ella Falls)
Through : Horana – Ingiriya – Kiriella
Distance : 53 km
Travel time : 1 hour
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