Ravana Falls (Bambaragala Ella)

Ravana Falls (Bambaragala Ella)

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Ravana Falls (Bambaragala Ella)

Ravana Ella Falls, a gem of a waterfall that will leave you breathless at its beauty. Like a maiden on her first attempt to reach her lover, the Ravana Ella Falls cascades down in a rhythm rather gushy rush which is unmatched. It depicts a dropping areca flower as it makes its way down the 40m plunge.

About the destination

This popular waterfall is the  situated at Bandarawela-Wellawaya Road.. The correct name for the waterfall by the road is said to be Bambaragama Ella and the real Ravana falls is supposed to be the one above this particular fall we talk of and is not visible to the road.

The legends are many that have even involved “long ago” Kings of India who literally brushed shoulders over their Queens, but the Ravana Ella Falls continued to make its journey. This “Fall” is linked with the Ravana Cave where King Ramayana’s wife Queen Sita was supposed to have been hidden away by the then King Ravana of Sri Lanka.

The dry season makes it a parched waterfall, but during the rainy season it simply overflows and gushes down at an amazing speed. However, tourists have been warned not to venture up the sides of the waterfall due to its slippery nature which could be harmful. A lesser-known fact is, a part of the waterfall flows beneath the bridge and it also creates a beautiful waterfall.

How to reach your destination

From Colombo

Get on the Katunayake Expressway from Darley Road. Take Southern Expressway. Follow Colombo – Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Highway to Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway and drive to your destination in Uva Province.

From Bandarawela

Take Bandarawela-Poonagala-Koslanda Road. Drive to Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway and drive to your destination.

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