|Height :||45 metres|
The stream originates from the Burangamuwa Forest Reserve and flows to the Thini River. Three beautiful pools form at the top of the rock before the water cascades down over two rock ledges, creating the 45m-high Thini Oya Ella Fall. The river continues to the Hirigadu River and then the Walawe River. Formerly called Biso Falls, today it is also known as Besam Falls.
The three pools above the waterfall is known as “Walawal Thuna” or the the “three pools”.
Take the road from Balangoda towards Bangalawatte for 20km to the village of Pambagola (Ratnapura) District. From here it is a 1km trek to the fall.
Alternate names : Walawal Thuna Ella, Besam Ella, Besam Thuna Ella, Biso Ella, Thini Oya Ella
- Popular Waterfalls in the Sinheraja Rain Forest Reserve
- Waterfalls of Sri Lanka
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Map of Thini Oya Ella Falls (Biso Ella, Besam Ella)
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Travel Directions to Thini Oya Ella Falls (Biso Ella, Besam Ella)
From Balangoda, take the Bogawanthalawa Road. Pass Pinnawala and Maratenna and then take the road to Pudukatuwa. From Pudukatuwa, take the road to Galgeyamada. From there you may need assistance of a local guide to get through to the waterfall.
Route from Colombo to Thini Oya Ella
Route from Balangoda to Thini Oya Ella
|Through : low level road – Avissawella – Ratnapura – Balangoda|
Distance : 160 km
Travel time : 4 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
|Through : Bogawantalawa Road|
Distance : 20 km
Travel time : 45 minutes