Sitakotuwa Ella Falls at Gurulupotha (සීතාකොටුව ඇල්ල)

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Height :60 meters
District :Kandy

The 60m-high Sitakotuwa Ella fall is located in a patch of wood on a historic site called Sita Kotuwa, believed to be linked to the Ravana-Sita saga. Sita Devi (Queen Sita) was kept in a cave here and King Ravana is said to have died here.

In addition, a king called Udathawa and Sitapathi Devi are believed to have lived in a cave nearby. From Kandy, take the road towards Mahiyangana for 77km. The fall can be found near the Gurulupotha rest-house.

Alternate names : Seeta Kotuwa Ella, Seetha Kotuwa Ella, Sita Kotuwa Ella, Sitha Kotuwa Ella, Seetakotuwa Ella, Seethakotuwa Ella, Sitakotuwa Ella, Sithakotuwa Ella


  1. Lanka Council On Waterfalls. (n.d.). Lanka Council On Waterfalls.

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Map of Sitakotuwa Ella Falls

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Travel Directions to Sitakotuwa Ella Falls

The path to the Sita Kotuwa starts at the  Gurulupotha Rest House. There is no path to the site therefore make sure to talk to a local who can give directions.

Route from Colombo to Sita Kotuwa Route from Kandy to Sita Kotuwa
Through : Kandy – Digana – Gurulupotha
distance :180 km
Travel time : 5 hours.
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Digana – Gurulupotha
distance :66 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map


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