Lanka Ella Falls – ලංකා ඇල්ල

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Lanka Ella Falls

Lanka Ella Falls – photo by Dr Ashan Geeganage

Height :32 meters
District :Badulla

Lanka Ella Fall is one of the few waterfalls unspoiled by the human activity due to the location. This falls lies about 1 km away from the Bambarakanda Falls and is accessible only by foot.

The waterfalls gets its name from the rock pool below the falls which resembles a tear drop, the shape of the island of Sri Lanka. This pool is said to be extremely deep and is not suitable for bathing.

The waterfall is reached by foot from the road leading to the Bambarakanda Falls. Take the foot path which leads to the top of the Bambarakanda Falls. You can reach the waterfall by trekking about 1 km in the forest. The tracking path is marked on the Google Earth Travel Companion File available for download here

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Travel Directions to Lanka Ella Falls

Route from Colombo to Kalupahana

Though : Avissawella – Ratnapura – Pelmadulla
distance : 165 km
Travel time : 3.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

From Kalupahana take the road to Ohiya through Bambarakanda falls. Travel time from Kalupahana approx 30–40 minutes due to the road condition. The current location identified by Google Maps as the Bambarakanda Falls is somewhat wrong.

Download the google earth companion KMZ file of amazinglanka.com from here to see the routes from Kalupahana to Ohiya through Bambarakanda falls (requires a 4×4 or a vehicle with high ground clearance) and the hiking tracks which leads to the to top of the bambarakanda falls, Lanka Ella Falls, Uduwara Falls and Nagaduwa Falls which are around the same route.


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