Dun Ella Falls (125m high and 3m wide) is split into three chutes that converge in a tributary of Loggal Oya Reservoir called Madu Walla Kandura. Annual deforestation of the land for chena cultivation means the land near the fall is bare and only 40 hectares of forest remain due to soil erosion. T
The Lower Ravana Ella or the Bamabaragama Falls is one of the most popular falls in the country. lying right on the middle of one of the most scenic and popular routes in the country this is one of the most visited waterfalls.
This is generally considered the real Ravana Ella Falls due the close proximity of the cave which is considered a place there Sita (in Ramayana) has hidden by the Lankan King Ravana for a while.
The 15m Ranugalla Dunhinda Ella Fall is situated on a downward slope off the highway from Passara to Buttala, near Ranugalla. The nearest town is Passara.
Dunhinda Ella fall is steeped in history. The area was once inhabited by indigenous people – the Veddha tribe.
The 30m-high Aradunu Ella Falls is so named because of its bow shape. According to folklore, King Walagamba (an ancient ruler of Sri Lanka) took refuge from south Indian invaders inside a cave found near the fall. There is also said to be a tunnel to the rear of the fall that leads up to Passara Raja Maha Vihara (temple).
The Wisari Ella (Wishari Ella), also known as the Alikola Oya North falls lies hidden deep inside the mountains of Uva. The 20m-high Alikola Oya waterfalls are formed by the Punagala and Alikola Rivers, which both flow from the Maha Kande Mountain’s eastern slope.