Pandioya Ella Falls – පාන්ඩිඔය ඇල්ල

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Height :45 meters
District :Ratnapura

Pandioya Falls is 45m in height and enclosed by woodland. Its name derives from the ‘pandi’ (Garra ceylonensis) species of fish that are a formidable sight swimming upstream along the rocks, against the flow of water. The fall’s source is the Pandi River, which springs from the nearby Bathgurula Mountain (1045m), south-west of the Sri Pada Reserve. It later flows to the Kaluganga River. Bambarakande Mountain provides a stunning backdrop.

There are 2 waterfalls at the top of the Pandi Oya steam which could be possibly Madanagiri Ella and the Pandioya Ella. The two waterfalls are at the same level probably on two streams, one falling on to the Pandi Oya. Its not easy to climb up to the waterfalls.


Following are the waterfalls lying on the Ratnapura - Wewalwatte route

waterfalls lying on the Ratnapura - Wewalwatte route

  1. Anda Falls
  2. Goxin Falls
  3. Katu Kitul Falls
  4. Hal Falls
  5. Dehena Falls
  6. Pandi Oya Falls
  7. Mandanagiri Falls
  8. Wewel Falls
  9. Bambarabotuwa Falls
  10. Alupola Falls
  11. Demala Ella
  12. Beruwatta Falls

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Travel Directions to Pandioya Ella Falls

Take the Wevelwatte highway in the Ratnapura District via Gilimale to Bibile village. From here it is a tortuous trek of 6km through assorted flora and creepers. There is no defined path so it is necessary to hire a local guide. There is a bus service as far as Bibile.

Although access to waterfall is restricted you can see this waterfall from the main Wewelwatte Road from the Diyabibile area.

Route from Ratnapura to Pandioya Ella

Route from Balangoda to Pandioya Ella

Through : Wewelwatta Road
Distance : 25 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Wewelwatta Road
Distance : 26 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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