Makeli Ella Falls – මාකෙලි ඇල්ල

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Height :10 meters
District :Kalutara

The 10m Makeli Ella Fall is said to resemble a bride’s veil from a distance, and round weather-eroded granite stones pepper the landscape. Before the fall there is a large natural pool, and 6m downstream a fairytale-like islet watershed, known as Thumodara. Later the streams fuse and flow to the Kuda River, and via the Kaluganga River to the sea.

Unfortunately, the natural beauty of the fall and its surrounding area is at risk due to the nearby Kukule Ganga Development Project. It seems possible that the resulting displaced soil could seep into the stream, causing it to silt up.

The Makeli Falls is situated in the Kalutara District. Take the Matugama – Agalawatte road to Lathpandura and then the Molkava road to reach the fall.

All though this was a popular bathing place before the Kukuleganga Project, now a viewing platform has been built upon the river and bathing here is probibited. The fall can be reached on the route to Kukuleganga Holiday Resort.

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Travel Directions to Makeli Ella Falls

Route from Colombo to Makeli Ella

Route from Kalutara to Makeli Ella

Through : Southern Highway – Matugama – Agalawatte – Lathpandura
Distance : 98 km
Travel time : 2.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through :Nagoda – Matugama – Agalawatte – Lathpandura
Distance : 54 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map


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