The cascading water of the 30m Mohini Ella Falls is said to resemble the flowing locks of a woman. However, superstitious villagers avoid going near it after dark, fearing that a female devil by the name of Mohini (hence the fall’s name) inhabits the area.
The 45m Mapalalla Ella Fall (Katugashinna Ella) flows sluggishly until the eastern monsoon during December and March. An irrigation tank has been created, by damming the fall’s upper reaches.
Kataboola Ella Falls is located in Kadiyanlena village, 10 km away from Nawalapitiya. Thus this waterfall is also called Kadiyanlena Ella Falls.
The Glassaugh fall, 20m in height, is created near the railway crossing at Nanu Oya station. Nanu Oya station is on the left-hand side of the highway from Avissawella, through Hatton to Nuwara Eliya, in the Nuwara Eliya District, 6km from Nuwara Eliya.
The 23m high Galwala Ella Falls only flows during the rainy season and is one of several with origins in the Piduruthalagala mountain range (western slope). Split into three streams, the fall flows down a slight slope of granite.
Formerly known as ‘Thevatura Falls’ (Tea Waterfall), the Peratas Tea Estate and factory are located above. The Devathura Ella Falls cascades over several platforms, thought only a 10m section is visible from the road, and eventually joins the Kotmale Reservoir.
The Andawala Ella Fall flows from the Nayameruhinna mountain range and is 40m high. It is situated in the Andawela village, which is in the Nuwara Eliya district between Walapane and Hanguranketha. It can be found at the 31st mile post on the Kandy-Regala road. A convenient place to stay is the Hanguranketha rest-house, which is 50km from Kandy.