Wegala Watte Ella Falls – Elkaduwa – ඇල්කඩුව වේගල වත්ත ඇල්ල
|Height :||15 meters|
This 15 meter high Wegala Watte Ella waterfall is located in Matale District, Ukuwela DS, Elkaduwa Village. The stream bisects at its lip. Apart from the main stream, the necklace in several staggered stages. Streams of visitors visit this fall due to its proximity to both, Hunas Falls & Hunas Hotel.
Although the hotel had fixed a name board announcing it as ‘ Hunas Falls’, the villagers identify this fall as the ‘Wegala Falls’. The priest of the Hindu Temple narrates that in ancient times, the land, in which the fall is situated, was known as the Wegala Watte & the mountain in which the fall itself is located was known as the ‘Wegala Kande’. As Pattini Devale (Temple) is located here. Evidence is found to infer that trees were there in the past.
There are two routes to the Wegala Watte Falls. One is coming from Matale to Elkaduwa. Then coming along the Bandarawatte Road for 4km towards Sri Pattini Kovil, (A Hindu religious place) pass this place and travel further for about 800m in the road where the Bandarawatte Bungalow is found to the right side. This road, which is motorabe, leads to the fall.
The LCWF has listed this waterfall as Wegala Falls. Since the waterfall lies in the area Wegala Watte and due to the confusion of another waterfall at Wegala in Medamahanuwara area (not listed in LCWF), this waterfall has been named Wegala Watte Ella.
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Travel Directions to Wegala Watte Ella Falls – Elkaduwa
Route from Kandy to Wegala Watte Ella Falls – Elkaduwa
|Through : Kumbaloluwa Road|
Distance : 20 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map