Maduwanwela Duwili Ella Falls (මඩුවන්වෙල දූවිලි ඇල්ල)

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Height :25 meters
District :Ratnapura

The 25m high Maduwanwela Duwili Ella Fall is a creation of a branch of the Adaluwa River, called the Arapora River, incipient from Sinharaja The fall is located in its precincts at Ratnapura District Kollonna Electorate in Maduwanwela Naroangahamada. The shrub jungle situated above has not been declared as conservation. There is a two-stream fall located above. But the main is the Maduwanwela Falls. The two other minor falls located below measures 10m & 12m respectively, the minor fall called Aralu Falls is situated below the Dooli Falls. According to a villager, the fall’s name epitomizes the water flower created by a rock situated in its mist. It cascades in a misty spray.

A conduit above the fall supplies water to Chandrika Wewa Reservoir via. Panamura Irrigation Network. However, due to the conduit, the waterfall’s original nature had been somewhat altered.

To get the fall travel from Embilipitiya along Kollanna Road, which is in front of the Maduwanwela Waluwa and known as the Narangahamada Road. which goes towards the fall Another route is the Kollonna Road, running from Ratanapura across Madampe over Rakwana-Suriyakanda towards Madawanwela where the fall is situated.

Lying opposite the Stone Archway leading to the Maduwanwela Walauwa abutting the main road, there is a gravel road leading to Kiathalabokka Anicut one mile away. The road is motorable only up to this anicut. From here you need to hike through narrow paths of rocks and jungle to reach the fall.

References

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

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Travel Directions to Maduwanwela Duwili Ella Falls

Route from Colombo to Maduwanwela Doowili falls Route from Embilipitiya to Maduwanwela Doowili falls
Through : Horana – Ratnapura – Pelmadulla – Madampe – Rakwana – Sooriyakanda – Maduwanwela
Distance : 170 km
Travel time : 4 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Panamure
Distance : 23 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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