Pilituda Ella Falls (පිලිතුඩ ඇල්ල)

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Height :5  meters
District :Kalutara

The journey from Matugama Daduraliya to Ratnapura Kalawana road can be quite demanding. After 10km, you’ll reach Athweltota Morapitiya village. Continue on to find Meluwakande village, and to its left along the highway lies Pilituda Ella Falls.

The Pilituda Ella Falls is shrouded in fables about fairies. Legend says that a woman who was going to bathe in the waterfall startled some fairies who were at the fall before the woman. The fairies fled dropping their jewellery. This jewellery is believed to be hidden somewhere near the falls. This event supposedly led to the falls’ original name, ‘Abarana’ (meaning ‘jewellery’) Ella. However, over time, the name was changed to ‘Pilituda Ella’, as recounted by the villagers of Sabaragamuwa.

The warrior prince Veediye Bandara is also believed to have sought refuge in the same area in the past. The proximity of Pilituda Ella Falls to the highway has undoubtedly contributed to its popularity. However, this growing popularity also brings its share of challenges. Several natural waterfalls scattered across the areas of Pineal Ravummala, Oruwala, Pokinewala, and Yakungewala are facing adverse environmental impacts due to increased human activity around the falls.

Other Names : Pilithuda Ella, Pilituda Falls, Pilithuda Falls

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Travel Directions to Pilituda Ella Falls

Route from Colombo to Pilituda Ella Route from Kalutara to Pilituda Ella
Through : Southern Expressway – Matugama – Baduraliya – Athweltota
Distance : 88 km
Travel time : 2.15 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Matugama – Baduraliya – Athweltota
Distance : 45 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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